CHS Basketball Team Shows Resilience In “Silent Night” Game Against McKinley
Coach Mark Cascio couldn’t have asked for more from his team in the effort and resilience categories during the Silent Night game on Tuesday, Jan. 31. For 38 minutes, the Bears fought and clawed their way against a very skilled McKinley team, but came up just short in double overtime, 46-44. The Bears entertained an energetic fan base on hand for the “Silent Night” event and got the full value of their admission price and then some.
Tensley Aldredge led all scorers with 19 points. Dean Jolly and Remy Robert contributed eight apiece for the home team. Tyrese Radford led McKinley with 16.
“It would have been nice to find one more point out there in regulation, but I am extremely proud of our guys,” said Cascio. “They played their hearts out against a program that has always been at the top of 5-5A. We overcame adversity as we played a man down tonight. I am proud of the guys that stepped up and fulfilled their role. Our guys were energized by the crowd and the anticipation of working to eight points was a key to our play. It seemed to carry the guys throughout the game. We want to thank everyone for coming out to support the Bears and look forward to seeing the fans again on Friday night.”
The varsity is back in action on Friday, Feb. 3, as it takes on 5-5A leader East Ascension. Tip off is set for 7:15 p.m. in the Bear Cave.