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Lady Champs Never Trail, Double Up Lady Rockets

Noah Maddox
Posted 1/31/24

The Cascade Lady Champions picked up an important District 9-AA win in blowout fashion in Chapel Hill on Tuesday.

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Lady Champs Never Trail, Double Up Lady Rockets

Suzanna Crews (30) floats up two of her 15 points in Tuesday's win at Chapel Hill.
Suzanna Crews (30) floats up two of her 15 points in Tuesday's win at Chapel Hill.
David Smith

The Cascade Lady Champions dominated the Forrest Lady Rockets in their final road district contest of the season, 58-29, in their first matchup of the season on Tuesday night.

The Lady Champs started off hot, ending the first quarter up 15-4, and they would never trail the rest of the way. Suzanna Crews tallied a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds, Sophie Ray put in a team-high 17 points, and Kaegan Young continued her strong district campaign with 15 points of her own. 

The stingy defense of Cascade repeatedly forced Chapel Hill into extremely tough shots as the Lady Rockets were never allowed to get into any sort of offensive rhythm. Kinslee Inlow scored 12 points, but she was the only Lady Rocket to reach double-figures. She was also held to only three points in the second half. 

That defense helped the Lady Champs avoid the usual second quarter scoring drought, ironically enough, as the visitors scored 20 points to go into the halftime locker room up 17, 35-18.

Forrest would not find any sort of reprieve in the second half, as the third quarter ended with Cascade up 48-22 and head coach Janie Demonbreum moments away from emptying her bench.

This win puts the Lady Champs in a very favorable position to lock up either the two or three seed in the upcoming district tournament, and since Cascade is hosting the tournament, a wonderful opportunity to host the programs first region tournament game since before the pandemic began awaits her team on the other side. 

Forrest falls to 4-15 (0-5) on the season with a trip to Community on the docket for this upcoming Friday night.

Cascade improves to 9-13 (3-3) overall and are scheduled to take a momentary pause in district play as they travel to Santa Fe on Friday night, LIVE on WZNG The Zinger 100.9 and AM 1400 starting at 5:45 p.m.

Cascade Lady Champions, Suzanna Crews, Kaegan Young, Sophie Ray, Janie Demonbreum, Forrest Lady Rockets