03 Feb 2020

Basketball Bears Deliver Two More Wins – Move To 26-2

The CHS basketball team added two more wins to their resume last week to bring their record to 26-2 on the season. Head coach Mark Cascio and the Bears continue to impress as they gutted out road victories at Donaldsonville and Zachary.

“I’m really happy with where we are as a team right now. No matter how the game is going, I have confidence in our players to make the plays we need to win,” said Cascio.

Last week began with a trip to Donaldsonville. The Tigers used a relentless offensive approach and capitalized on some Bears’ mistakes to pull within five points of CHS at the half. But, the Bears used a dominant third quarter to pull away from in a 78-54 win. Senior Kentrell Garnett led the way for the Bears with 24 points. Junior Ian Cavana added 15 of his own.

On Friday, CHS took to the road again to take on a 22-4 Zachary team. The Broncos had won nine straight games and were playing great basketball. The two teams went back and forth for most of the game before the Bears took an 11-point lead with four minutes to play. But, Zachary’s pressure defense caused several CHS turnovers and brought the lead down to four. In the end, two clutch free throws from Garnett and a key defensive stop secured the win for the Bears 53-51. Senior Peyton Worley led the Bears with 14 points.

Also, this past Saturday, the CHS freshmen team won their third tournament championship of the season. The freshmen Bears defeated Brother Martin to win the St. Paul Freshman Invitational.

The Bears return home on Tuesday this week to begin district play against East Ascension. On Friday, CHS will travel to McKinley.