“This team played as hard as it could,” coach Greg Scott said. “A break here or break there was all that we needed.”
The Colonels were only down by two at halftime, 35-33, and only trailed Dalton (18-6, 7-3) by three, 66-63, with 36 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
“But we kept fouling them in an attempt to get the ball back and try to take the lead,” Scott said. “It was at the free throw line where the game was decided.”
The Colonels were 4-of-10, while Dalton was 16-of-18.
Leading scorers for Cass were Darius Thrower with 17, followed by Chris Darden with 12 and Justin Reed, who added 10.
With their loss, the Colonels concluded a 2012-2013 season that was comprised of severe valleys and few peaks.
Cass opened the season with eight straight losses, before winning back-to-back games against Heritage-Coosa and Southeast Whitfield.
Coach Scott attributed his team’s slow start to a lack of scoring prowess and mental lapses at critical stages.
“We just couldn’t score, and we a hard time holding leads,” Scott said.
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