COOS BAY — Just after getting rid of the Class 4A showcase final to Marshfield very last June, Cascade’s boys basketball group has been on a mission.
“Losing last yr was awful,” stated Cascade senior Kellen Sande. “We have a mission to acquire (this 12 months).”
The Cougars superior to Saturday’s final towards Junction Metropolis with a 57-46 gain in excess of Banks on Friday at Marshfield Higher University.
Cascade and the Tigers fulfill at 5:45 p.m.
“I’m excited to get back to the ‘chap’ just like very last year,” Sande said of the title video game soon after scoring 22 points and hitting 4 3-pointers for Cascade.
The Cougars have a pair of fantastic within players, Ty Most effective and Dominic Ball, but on Friday it was Sande who hit a bunch of significant shots to assist fend off the Braves.
“We choose what they are supplying us,” Sande claimed. “If they are crashing down on our bigs inside of, they are smart adequate to kick it out to us to strike big pictures.”
Sande hit a 3-pointer as element of a activity-opening 9-2 operate and Cascade led the overall way.
“They came out and needed it ideal off the bat,” stated Cascade coach Calvin Molan. “They arrived with energy.”
Financial institutions chipped away at the lead a selection of occasions for the duration of the recreation, but Cascade always arrived up with big photographs to get again in front.
That integrated Most effective scoring 22 points and grabbing 9 rebounds inside of and the Cougars also obtaining a variety of changeover hoops.
“We were ready to create offensive prospects from our defense,” Molan said, adding that the Cougars experienced to discover strategies for offense towards the difficult zone defense of the Braves.
“Banks does the ideal job we’ve observed all calendar year of a 2-3 zone,” Molan mentioned. “We experienced to produce fantastic pictures.”
Possessing Sande go 4-for-7 from behind the arc helped.
“Kellen has been our leader all calendar year offensively and defensively,” Molan stated. “All of our leaders did a excellent occupation tonight.”
Cooper Gobel had 19 factors and Ben Mayo experienced 12 for Banking companies, combining for 7 3-pointers.
The Braves will experience league rival Seaside in the 3rd-location sport Saturday afternoon.
Cascade, meanwhile, will be going towards Junction Metropolis, getting into championship night on a 14-match gain streak.
“I’m just happy of the boys and the way they’ve been actively playing,” Molan said. “We’ve been speaking all 12 months about having to this stage.
“We have some unfinished business.”
But the Cougars have been targeted on not acquiring ahead of themselves.
“We’ve been conversing about how the following match is the biggest,” Molan reported.
Now they are heading to the greatest recreation.