Tri-West’s momentum carried over into the fourth quarter, stretching its lead as high as 12.
With 18 second remaining in the game, Cascade’s Hayden Suter knocked down a fall-away 3-pointer to pull the Cadets to within seven, but that was close as they would get.
Cascade coach Chris DuBois was extremely pleased with his team’s effort.
“It’s one of those things that all starts in practice,” DuBois said. “Those guys have practiced really hard for the last two-and-a-half weeks and it showed out there. I don’t think that you can have a team that plays that hard and doesn’t practice hard. “That’s the biggest positive. The effort was there and I think that is something that the parents and the fans will appreciate.”
For the Cadets, this campaign is a season of working into some new spots.
“We have a bunch of guys with different roles this year,” DuBois said. “We have three guys who played varsity last year, but it wasn’t their role to score or to be the main threat. I was happy with the effort and I think that we can correct everything that we need to.”
Suter lead the way for Cascade with 18 points. Eric Bobadilla and Jake Canaday added eight each.
“(Suter) has that new role of being a scorer and he’s got to look to shoot for us,” DuBois said. “It’s not being a ball hog, but he just has to score for us. He did that at the end. He hit an unbelievable three in the corner. We’ll take it.”
Tri-West will look to build on its momentum as they host Western Boone Nov. 30, while Cascade hosts Monrovia on the same night.