The result was two victories to open its three-game foray into the high school holiday basketball tournament season.
Cass 61, Belfry 52
Cass opened play in the event with an opening day victory over Belfry, host high school, 61-52.
The Colonels took early control of their first game, jumping out to a 17-9 lead over Belfry after a quarter of play. Cass showed it also had some defensive intensity in the second quarter by holding its host to just three points while scoring 18 points in the second frame on its way to a 35-12 lead.
Belfry bounced back after the break with a 26-13 run that closed the contest to 48-38. Cass was on the short side of a 14-13 run in the final quarter but still walked out of the gym with a comfortable win.
“We really got after them in the second quarter,” head coach Greg Scott said.
Scoring for Cass were Keylon Woodard, 10 points; Kelin Wells, 8; Jordan Morning, 14; Walter Brown, 6; Jordan Cothran, 5; Matt Mundy, 8; and Justin Reed, 8.
Reed snagged 10 rebounds for the Colonels, Woodard pulled down four rebounds and dished out three assists, and Cothran was credited with three assists.
Cass 77, Jenkins 53
Mundy buried five treys and Cass buried Jenkins, 77-53, in high school basketball play in Goody, Ky., on Friday.
Scott said Mundy wasn’t the only Colonel with a hot hand as the team found the mark with eight shots from the 3-point range in the first half alone.
“That’s one of the best shooting performances in the first half for our team this year,” Scott added.
The Colonels came from behind in this contest as Jenkins was up a single point after a full quarter of play, 16-15.
Cass displayed its defensive intensity in the second quarter once again and used a 23-10 run to seize a 38-26 advantage after a full half of play.
The Colonels were on the low side of a 11-10 run in the third quarter but throttled Jenkins, 28-15, in the final period to win running away.
Scoring for Cass were Woodard, 7; Curtis, 4; Wells, 11; Morning, 15; Brown, 8; Joseph Kennemore, 2; Cothran 7; Mundy, 17; Reed, 3; C.J. Bennett, 3.
Morning and Brown found the handles to four rebounds; Reed, three; Woodard, five; and Morning was credited with four assists; Wells, three assists; Woodard, four assists.
The two victories give the Colonels a 4-9 overall record and a three-game winning streak. Cass will return to the hardwood courts today, playing against Magoffin County at 5 p.m. in the tournament’s final day of games.