Buchanan rolls past Cassopolis, 68-44

Published 12:21 pm Thursday, January 27, 2005

By By ERIKA PICKLES / Vigilant/Argus
BUCHANAN - The Buchanan varsity basketball team picked up another win Tuesday night against visiting Cassopolis in a Lakeland Conference match-up.
The 68-44 victory improves the Bucks' record to 6-1 in conference play, keeping them in a tie for first with Coloma and Bridgman.
Cassopolis now stands 3-4 in the conference, 5-5 overall.
Jordan Lee was on fire against his former teammates as he scored 12 points in the first quarter for Buchanan.
Buchanan only allowed Cass four buckets, a 3-pointer from Ashton Danzy early in first and two points each from Rodney Lewis, Neal Bullocks and Dan Stanage.
The Bucks had a 19-9 lead going into the second.
Buchanan played great defensively which only allowed the Rangers three backets.
Buchanan had a 34-15 lead going into the second half.
Cass was able to get some much needed offense in the third quarter.
The Rangers doubled their score from the first half alone in the third.
Bullocks, Kevin Luckey, Derron Thomas, Lewis and Stanage all contributed two points to the Rangers' score, while Luckey added a 3-point buzzer shot.
It was Shannon who came through for the Bucks in the third, scoring 12 points.
Though Cass doubled its score, the Rangers were still down 56-34 going into the final quarter.
Both teams took turns scoring in the fourth.
Stanage gave Cass three points for the quarter, while Luckey and Cordero Williams both gave the Rangers two.
Cass will host Bridgman on Friday at 7:30 p.m.