Colonels defeat Raiders with strong third quarter
The Cass boys and head coach David Brock made the right adjustments at halftime Thursday night. The Colonels left the locker room and broke open a close game by outscoring Southeast Whitfield 19-8 in the third quarter on their way to a 66-50 win in a consolation game of the Chattooga Christmas Classic in Summerville.
Cass, who lost in the opening round of the holiday tournament Wednesday to rival Cartersville, led the Raiders 17-14 after one quarter and held a 36-30 advantage at the intermission. The Colonels' 11-point separation in the third period started their path to a 16-point win.
The Colonels received balanced scoring from C.J. Bennett, Jake Collum, Jacquez Milles, and Ian Whittington. Bennett scored 14 points and the other three Colonels totaled a dozen each. Steven Spell added seven for Cass, followed by Ashton Burley with six and Carter Hedden three.
Cristian Antillon, Austin Brock, and Luke Johns scored 11 points each for the Raiders (4-9).
Cass (8-4) plays another consolation game Friday night at 7pm against the Thursday night winner of a game between Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe and Ridgeland.