Boys Basketball Cass County Tournament

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Friday Night (Championship Night):
Pioneer and Caston will face off for third and fourth place at 6:30 PM on Friday December 6th. Logansport and Lewis Cass will battle to be the county champions at approximately 8:15 PM. A season ago the Kings finished dead last in this tournament and are looking to turn that completely around with a win. If the Kings win this would snap Logansports eleven year county winning streak.

Logansport seems to be the favorite but Cass has a whole new team from last year and has a good shot of knocking them off. Cass also has a new coaching staff who are very experienced and can guide this team to a victory. The coaching staff includes Varsity coach Kyle Johnson, Junior Varsity coach Eric Branz, and assistant coaches Evan Ohman and Mike Bauer. Logansport does not have a star to lean on in clutch moments like they have had in previous years with Will Penny and Jalen Adaway. Adaway is playing at a division one school in St. Bonaventure while Penny is dominating at IUK(Indiana University Kokomo).

First Round Matchups:
The Cass County Tournament started on Tuesday December 3rd when the 0-1 Logansport Berries faced the 0-0 Pioneer Panthers at 8:00. Logansport was favored to win this game by a decent margin because of their overpowering physical tools such as strength and athleticism. The 1-1 Cass Kings played the 1-0 Caston Comets on Wednesday December 4th again at 8:00 PM. Cass was favored to win against Caston after losing to them last year in a game that should have been won by Cass. Cass was favored to win because of the star power and good bench depth.

After Tuesday and Wednesday Logansport and Cass will face in the final as expected. Logansport beat Pioneer 56-46 and Cass routed Caston 69-38. Lewis Cass came out of the gates aggressive and ran away with the game in the first half. Easton Good was the leading scorer for the Kings who finished with 21. Tristin Miller and Tyson Good also played great reaching the double digits in points. Tyson Johnson, Austin Holt, and Isaac Chambers played outstanding defense while Joey Humphrey was a beast on the boards and finished with five offensive rebounds.

Friday should have some excellent games in store and people all around the county are coming to spectate. Around three to four thousand people make it to the county tournament game each year. Logansport is usually head and shoulders above the rest but the field is as balanced as it has been in a long time. Make sure to come to Logansport High School Friday night to support the Kings!

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