Cascade’s ball movement in the first quarter got the Cadets open looks. Juniors AJ Parsons and Ty Comer, as well as senior Colton Jones, each hit 3-pointers in the first quarter, allowing them to stay close at 19-13. The Cadets missed their last 12 attempts spanning the final three quarters, including going 0 for 8 in the final period.
“In our offense, it’s very important,” DuBois said of three-point shots. “We look to penetrate and kick for a three. There’s some that we should’ve taken. We need to take ‘em, but we have to be able to knock ‘em down.
“Tri-West, give them credit. They defended well and they were strong and physical with us.”
DuBois praised Waite, calling him a “great, great player.”
Bontreger mirrored that sentiment.
“Trevor Waite played a heck of a game tonight,” the fifth-year coach said, “I thought he did a nice job getting everybody involved, early on, attacking. Once he started attacking, it kind of opened things up for everybody else.”