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But things didn't stay close for long.
Cascade erupted for 22 points in the third, and upped the ante by out-scoring the Eagles 28-2 in the fourth frame for a whopping 70-24 victory.
Eagleville took an early 4-0 lead in the first quarter, but Cascade was able to regain some composure and take a slim 11-10 lead by the end of the first.
In the second frame, Cascade began to struggle a bit, which gave Eagleville a chance to strike.
With about three minutes to go in the opening half, Eric Hawks drilled a 3-pointer to give the visitors a 14-12 advantage.
Losing control of the scoreboard seemed to light a fire under the Champs' offense.
Cascade closed the second quarter on a 8-0 run courtesy of Hayden Edmondson, who also knocked down a pair of treys in the drive.
Edmondson led all scorers with 20 points, nine of which came from beyond the arc.
The ember he started at the end of the first half spread to a raging wildfire of offense in the second.
Edmondson added eight more in the third quarter while Terrance Swan chimed in with six. In the fourth, Cascade flexed the offensive muscle and added 28 more points to slam the door shut on the visitors.
Will Carter scored all 11 of his points in the fourth, including a pair of 3-point jumpers.
As a team, Cascade scored 21 points beyond the arc. While they didn't make many trips to the free throw line, the Champs made their appearances count.
As a team, Cascade went 6-for-6 from the line to help boost the score.
Also leading the team was Seth Gardner who knocked down 10 points.
Cascade hits the road this evening and travels to Moore County with the opening tipoff to follow the girls' game, which is set for 6 p.m.
Eagleville 10 4 7 2 -- 24
Cascade 11 9 22 28 -- 70
Eagleville: Matthew Boyett 14, Eric Hawks 3, Ethan Cobb 2, Trent Mullins 2, Chaivalier Sutton 2, Evan Rivers 1.
Cascade: Hayden Edmondson 20, Will Carter 11, Seth Gardner 10, Lane Stacey 9, Terrance Swan 7, Nick Adcock 4, Hunter Calvert 4, Logan Phillips 3, Brandon Floyd 2.
3-Point goals: Cascade (7): Edmondson 3, Will Carter 2, Logan Phillips 1, Seth Gardner 1; Eagleville (1): Hawks 1.
Halftime score: Cascade 20, Eagleville 14.