Tarris Batiste hit the winning shot from the charity stripe Tuesday night, then added one for good measure as Cass claimed a big road win over Rome, 65-63.
But the drama wasn't over even though just 1.8 seconds remained on the clock as the Wolves hustled the ball across the court after the free throws.
Then the unthinkable happened to Cass: a Wolf suddenly had the ball close to the goal with no arms between him and the goal.
"We missed a coverage," head coach Greg Scott said, "and one of the Wolves had a wide open shot that he just banked a little too hard.
"We escaped with that win."
The victory stretched the Colonels' win streak to three, improving their record to 14-7 and 7-4 in Region 7-AAAA. Rome's record dropped to 9-12 and 6-4.
Rome ran out to a 27-18 lead on the Colonels in the second quarter, but Cass closed the margin to 34-33 at the break.
Cass went up 42-40 in the third quarter on a 3-point shot by Sam Taylor, but Rome came back and had a 55-52 margin at the end of the third quarter.
Cass outscored the host team 13-8 in the final frame, which saw the lead go back and forth. In the final minute, Cass went up on two free throws by Trey Walker for a 63-62 tally.
Rome then tied the score at 63-all with 14.8 seconds left and Batiste penetrated but was fouled with 1.8 seconds remaining, making both shots.
"We escaped with this win," Scott said, "but every game in this region is like this. We're pleased to get a win any way we can."
Scott said Kaleb Reed made a major contribution in the first half when he came off the bench after Jozelle Payne drew his third foul.
"Kaleb played big for us, scoring 10 off the bench -- all in the first half," Scott said. "Sam Taylor hit three 3s in the third quarter, and in the fourth, we hit 9 of 10 free throws to ice it.
"All those shots were by Tarris Batiste (6 of 6) and Trey Walker (3 of 4)."
Scoring for Cass were Taylor 13; Batiste, 8; Jay Stephens, 9; Tony Mitchell, 4; Payne, 4, Reed, 10; and Walker, 17.
Cass next plays Friday when it entertains Northwest Whitfield.