Cassopolis’ Lynell Ballard drives to the basket against Brandywine’s Trent Moskwinski (42) and Zach Schmidt (14) Thursday night. (Leader photo/AMELIO RODRIGUEZ)
Cassopolis’ Lynell Ballard drives to the basket against Brandywine’s Trent Moskwinski (42) and Zach Schmidt (14) Thursday night. (Leader photo/AMELIO RODRIGUEZ)

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Big first half leads Rangers to victory

Published 11:15pm Thursday, February 21, 2013

Visiting Cassopolis won Thursday night’s Lakeland Conference boys basketball game against Brandywine in the first half.

The Rangers, who dropped a heartbreaker to Buchanan Monday night, outscored the Bobcats 28-15 in the first half on their way to a 58-39 victory.

Not wanting to let up, the Rangers (8-9, 2-4 Lakeland) came out of the locker room and continued to play hard and as a result, was able to maintain a double-digit lead heading into the final quarter, 37-25.

Five Cassopolis players scored eight or more points. Brandon Glover led the Rangers with nine points. Tyler Prestly, Kenneth Carson, J.J. Smith and Trevon Brown all netted eight points.

Brandywine was led by Austin Knapp’s game-high 12 points. Alex Ulrickson added 11 for the Bobcats, who drop to 2-16 overall and 0-6 in conference play.

 

CASSOPOLIS 58

Tyler Prestly 8, Brandon Glover 9, Kenneth Carson 8, Robbie Saxton 0, Damien Brown 6, Lynell Ballard 7, J.J. Smith 8, Noah Woods 0, Trevon Brown 8, Vashawn Morgan 5. TOTALS: 25 5-8 58

BRANDYWINE 39

Courtlan Gordon 3, Andrew Duckett 0, Zach Schmidt 4, Pierce Gleason 0, Brian Kline 5, Alex Ulrickson 11, Michael Shelton 2, Austin Knapp 12, Brock Hartline 0, Trent Moskwinski 2. TOTALS: 16 3-9 39

 

Cassopolis 16 28 37 58

Brandywine 8 15 25 39

3-point goals: Cassopolis 3 (Smith 2, Morgan), Brandywine 4 (Gordon, Kline, Ulrickson, Knapp). Total fouls (fouled out): Cassopolis 11 (none), Brandywine 14 (none). Varsity records: Cassopolis 8-9, 2-4 Lakeland; Brandywine 2-16, 0-6 Lakeland

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