Cass Leaves Kentucky with three victories
by Jason Greenberg
Dec 31, 2013 | 605 views | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After a 2-9 start, maybe all the Cass High boys basketball team needed was a little change of scenery.

The Colonels used a trip to Kentucky for the Mountain Schoolboy Classic to pick up three wins in as many days, capped by a 73-67 victory over Magoffin County Saturday in overtime.

“Our effort up there was tremendous all three days,” Cass head coach Greg Scott said. “I think it gives us tremendous confidence going forward.”

After an even first quarter, the Colonels created some distance between them and Magoffin County with a 22-point second quarter. Cass shot the ball well thanks to 3s by Jordan Morning, Matt Mundy and Jordan Cothran. Morning had three 3s and finished with 19 points in the game.

The Colonels put forth an efficient offensive performance as they shot 49 percent from the field and attempted 27 free throws.

Cass was able to navigate through the first half despite some foul trouble.

Keylon Woodard and Justin Reed had the toughest assignment as they defended Magoffin County’s 6-foot-7 center Corey Pitts.

“He’s a heck of a player,” Scott said of Pitts. “We all did a heck of a job on him.”

Magoffin County has a strong offense according to Scott.

“They scored 31 points in the first quarter of a game yesterday,” he said Saturday. “They have three very good shooters besides the big guy.”

Magoffin County made a run in the fourth quarter and outscored Cass by nine in the period to bring the game into overtime. However, the Colonels were able to execute on offense in the fourth to outscore Magoffin County 12-6 in the extra period and take the victory.

Woodard finished in double figures for Cass with 13 points. Cothran and Mundy had nine and eight, respectively.

Cass will be off until Friday and Saturday when the Colonels play back-to-back home games against Pickens and Adairsville.