Tyler Prestly goes to the basket against White Pigeon Friday night. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

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Rangers sweep visiting White Pigeon

Published 4:49pm Sunday, January 20, 2013

CASSOPOLIS  – Visiting White Pigeon ended up on the wrong end of the score against the Cassopolis girls and boys basketball teams Thursday and Friday nights.


Girls basketball

The Lady Rangers (5-8) got things started for Cassopolis as they beat the Chiefs 45-42 in an overtime thriller on Thursday night.

After three lackluster quarters of play and trailing 25-21; Cass ignited for 17 points in the fourth quarter and extended the game to overtime where they outscored the Chiefs 7-4 to secure the victory.

Freshman guard Jaleesa Garner led the Rangers’ attack as she poured in 15-points, while senior forward Jade Gatson added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Rangers.

Haley Miller led the Chiefs with 15 points.


Boys basketball

The Friday night Homecoming game saw the Rangers even their record at 6-6 with a dominating 69-39 victory.

The Rangers used their swarming defense and fast -offense to run away with the game early. Cass held a 21-point lead heading into halftime and built its lead as high as 35 points in the second half.

Senior Ranger guard Kenneth Carson led all scorers with 20-points and senior forward Tyler Prestley added nine-points.

“We’re finally bringing it together, Kenneth (Carson) played his best game all year, the defense was outstanding, and we didn’t turn the ball over,” said Ranger coach Ricky Evens. “If we continue to play defense like that we’ll be dangerous.”

The Cassopolis basketball programs will return to action Friday when Brandywine comes to town. The Lady Rangers game starts at 6:00 and the boy’s game starts at 7:30.


 Girls basketball


Danielle Chantrenne 2; Paige Goldman 2; Ashley Miller 8; Bethany Hagner 9; Haley Miller 15; Kayla Lapham 6. TOTALS: 12 18-26 42


Breanna Coleman 4; Brittney Prestly 3; Jaleesa Garner 15; Devan Hillyer 0; Olivia Nelson 0; Janye Butts 6; Logan Lawson 2; Jade Gatson 12; Jocelyn Transou 3. TOTALS: 15 14-38 45


White Pigeon 6 13 25 38 42

Cassopolis 6 15 21 38 45

3-point goals: White Pigeon 0, Cassopolis 1 (Garner). Total fouls (fouled out): White Pigeon 27 (Chantrenne, A. Miller), Cassopolis 21 (Transou). Varsity record: White Pigeon 1-10, Cassopolis 5-8


Boys basketball


Cory Snook 0, Brett Baker 0, Branson Sawyer 2, Matt Eger 5, Riley Olson 5, Dylan Stamp 0, Cahill Krajniak 0, Mitch Boatman 0, Robbie Gibson 15, Dakota Stump 0, Matt Crowl 12. TOTALS: 15 7-11 39


Tyler Prestly 9, Brandon Glover 8, Kenny Carson 20, Robbie Saxton 5, Damien Brown 8, Lynell Ballard 2, JJ Smith 7, Noah Woods 1, Trevon Brown 4, Vashawn Morgan 5, Gary Cooper 0. TOTALS: 27 9-14 69


White Pigeon 10 16 30 39

Cassopolis 21 37 58 69

3-point goals: White Pigeon 2 (Eger, Olson), Cassopolis 6 (Prestly, Carson 3, Saxton, Smith). Total fouls (fouled out): White Pigeon 15 (none), Cassopolis 11 (none)


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