Burr Oak hit the road Monday and defeated White Pigeon 68-57 in both schools’ boys varsity basketball debut this season.
The Bobcats held a 12-10 edge after the first quarter, but White Pigeon came back with 13 points in the second frame for a 23-22 advantage. Burr Out went on to outscore the Chiefs 23-9 in the third frame to pull away.
Burr Oak’s Zach Boyd had a monster night with an unorthodox double-double of 29 points and 10 steals. Armando Beverly scored 15 points to go with 14 rebounds, and Victor Carter totaled 10 points, two steals and three rebounds.
Braxton Hernandez came away with 11 rebounds, a bucket and three steals for the Bobcats, while Dennis Currier finished with three points and six boards, and Noah Norton had three points. Skylar Currier, Caleb Brooks and Noah Greene each chipped in two points.
“Got the first game out of the way,” Burr Oak coach Danny Schragg said. “Played an okay first half but came out and played a great third quarter to give ourselves a good lead and held on for the win. Our defense needs a lot of work but overall happy with our team’s effort tonight. Zach started the season off with a big game for us and freshmen Armando Beverly really played well in his varsity debut… Dennis Currier and Zach were tough defensively, we scored off their pressure and used their energy to lead to our fast breaks. Good win.”
Stone Kemp led White Pigeon with 13 points and 22 rebounds. Austin Yoder scored 17 points and Carter Grant popped in 15. Lincoln Strawser added six points, , Kam Garten netted four, and Noah Hagen and Hunter Hooley both had one for the Chiefs, who were 8-for-19 from the foul line for the night.