10 Feb 2016

Basketball Team Defeats Broadmoor 54-39

The CHS Basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak with a 54-39 win over Broadmoor at Broadmoor Middle. The Bears improved to 2-5 in 5-5A and turned the tables on the Bucs after losing 31-33 in their first meeting.

The Bears started off slow, going into the second quarter down 8-2.  Coach Mark Cascio got the troops rolling as they took the floor for the second quarter and entered halftime up 16-12. 
Both teams accelerated the tempo in the third quarter and the Bucs tied the game at 30 going into the final period.  However, the Bears dug down deep with a great effort in the final period to win 54-39. 

Seniors Toliver Freeman and Ethan Treigle led the Bears with 14 and 13 points respectively.  Junior Jacoby Carter dropped in 11 for CHS.  Freeman led the Bears with nine boards while Demarcus Shepherd and Austin Lachney each chipped in five rebounds.  Dean Jolly grabbed four rebounds.  Demarcus Shepherd led the team with three assists.

“We had a lot of guys contribute in the win over Broadmoor.  It was a great team effort and nice to get back in the win column,” said CHS Head Basketball Coach Mark Cascio.

The Bears are now 17-10 overall and will host St. Amant on Friday, Feb. 12 with a 7:15 tipoff.  The Gators come to The Cave with a 17-13 overall, 3-4 district record and defeated the Bears 48-45 in a first round contest. 

“The offensive and defensive transition for both teams is key.  Whoever wins this battle likely wins the game.  We dropped the previous game to the Gators by just three on the road.  The Gold Dome is a tough place to play and we were short-handed.  The team feels good about Friday’s game,” said Cascio.

The Bears entered Tuesday’s game versus Broadmoor with a no. 23 ranking in the LHSAA power ratings.  A win over St. Amant with 17 wins will help the Bears rise in the ratings.  The top 32 teams make the 5A playoffs.