Hunt-Thompson scores 36 in victory

CASSOPOLIS — Tyrese Hunt-Thompson scored a game-high 36 points to lead Cassopolis to a 78-66 Southwest 10 Conference boys basketball victory over host Bangor Tuesday night.

The Rangers led just 19-16 after one quarter, but opened up a 43-31 halftime advantage and a 61-49 lead heading into the final eight minutes of play.

The Vikings (0-1, 0-1 Southwest 10) and Rangers both scored 17 points in the fourth quarter.

“A very sloppy game on our part, but for the first game we did some good things,” said Cassopolis coach Ricky Evans. “We haven’t had much time to prepare for this game. It’s going to take some time for get where we wanna be.”

Besides Hunt-Thompson, Cassopolis also got 17 points from Brayden Saxton and nine points from Darrion Gatson.

Bangor was led by Marshall Weber, who scored 24 points. Thomas Bowen added 14 points.

Cassopolis is back in action Friday night as it hosts Decatur in another Southwest 10 Conference contest.

Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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