Danville finally slowed Suter’s scoring by the third quarter, limiting him to three field goals and just five attempts after the break.
Meanwhile, Motes, who was one of six shooting in the first half, finally got some shots to fall. But it was Asher who finally gave Danville the lead for good with a trey to close out the third quarter, with Danville up 45-43.
“There are nights where someone has to pick it up for the team, and tonight it was me,” Asher said. “(My teammates) relied on me in some tough times, and the coaches wanted me to take the shot.”
Barber noted that it took some adjustments for the Warriors to finally get ahead.
“Suter was on fire, we had to get out of our press and go man-to-man,” Barber said. “We kept (Scott) Amor on Suter and tried to make him work.”
DuBois agreed that Danville’s defense finally made the difference.
“(Suter) was in the zone, and he got us going,” DuBois said. “The good start gave us confidence, but they pressured us more, and we didn’t get the ball in Suter’s hands in the second half.”
Asher’s 33 points were a game-high number, while Motes was the only other Warrior in double digits with 16. After Suter’s 27 points, Cascade’s best efforts came from Eric Bobadilla (9 points) and Hart (8 points). Danville’s Tyler Ross was the top rebounder with nine.
Capping off the evening, a member of each team was named to the AAA Insurance All-Academic Team, a salute to the top academic athlete for each of the participating teams in the Hoosier Invitational. Taking home the awards were C. J. Just for Danville and Daljot Bajwa for Cascade.