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Rangers drop pair

Published 5:47pm Monday, January 16, 2012

Visiting Bridgman outscored Cassopolis 30-22 in the second half to pick up a 46-38 Lakeland Conference boys basketball victory Tuesday night.

The Rangers (3-6, 1-3 Lakeland) led 9-6 after one quarter of play, but could not maintain their advantage. Bridgman tied the score at 16-16 by halftime.

The Bees (3-5, 2-3 Lakeland) grabbed a 32-24 lead after three quarters and held onto their eight-point advantage as both teams netter 12 points in the final period.

Cooper Mojsiejenko led Bridgman with 15 points, while Austin Allwood added 10.

Dwayne Mogan was the lone Ranger to reach double figures as he finished with 10 points.

BRIDGMAN 46

Matt Hendricks 4, Matt Englund 4, Austin Allwood 10, Justin Kiewel 5, Jackson Kemp 8, Cooper Mojsiejenko 15, Tyler Gnodtke 0. TOTALS: 15 12-15 46

CASSOPOLIS 38

Mitchell Moore 0, Dwyane Morgan 10, Tyler Golliam 2, Kenneth Carson 5, Taylor Baker 3, Damien Brown 7, Quentin O’Brien 2, Vashaun Morgan 6, Monroe Gomez 3. TOTALS: 13 10-21 38

Bridgman 6 16 32 46

Cassopolis 9 16 24 38

3-point baskets: Bridgman 4 (Allwood, Kiewel, Kemp 2), Cassopolis 2 (Morgan, Baker). Total fouls (fouled out): Bridgman 16 (Allwood), Cassopolis 18 (none). Varsity records: Bridgman 3-5, 2-3 Lakeland; Cassopolis 3-6, 1-3 Lakeland

Cassopolis…58

Coloma…50

COLOMA — Visiting Cassopolis won its second straight contest and for the third time in four games Friday night as it defeated Coloma 58-50.

The Rangers slowly built a 15-point advantage through the first three quarters and then had to survive a Comet comeback in the final eight minutes to earn the Lakeland Conference boys’ basketball victory.

Cassopolis (3-5, 1-2 Lakeland) led 17-10 after the first quarter and by 10 points (30-20) at the intermission. The lead reached 15 points by the end of the third quarter when the Rangers took a 48-33 advantage.

Coloma (2-5, 1-3 Lakeland) outscored Cassopolis 17-10 in the final eight minutes to cut the advantage to eight points.

Kenneth Carson led the Rangers with a game-high 16 points. Damion Brown added 11 points.

Earl Taylor led the Comets with 13 points.

CASSOPOLIS 58

Mitchell Moore 2, Dwayne Morgan 5, Tyler Gilliam 7, Kenneth Carson 16, Damion Brown 11, Justin Smith 0, Quinten O’Brie 8, VaShaun Morgan 2, Monroe Gomez 7. TOTALS: 25 5-11 58

COLOMA 50

Nate Caldwell 6, Earl Taylor 13, Andrew Steinhoff 6, Nick Caldwell 3, Rickey Payne 0, Devin Williams 9, Tracey Lamar Jr. 3, Tyler Fischer 8, Marcus Hughes 2. TOTALS: 19 11-20 50

Cassopolis 17 30 48 58

Coloma 10 20 33 50

3-point baskets: Cassopolis 3 (Carson 2, Gilliam 1), Coloma 1 (Williams 1). Total fouls (fouled out): Cassopolis 17 (none), Coloma 14 (none). Varsity records: Cassopolis 3-5, 1-2 Lakeland; Coloma 2-5, 1-3 Lakeland

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