A 12-point lead on the road at the end of the first quarter was enough of a cushion for the Cassopolis boys basketball team to cruise to a 75-58 victory Thursday over White Pigeon.
Mitchell Moore shot 10-for-25 from the field (3-for-8 from deep) en route to a game-high 28 points for the Chiefs, which slipped to 0-2 this season. Dylan Hochstetler added 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting.
White Pigeon committed 18 turnovers, grabbed 27 total rebounds (20 defensive) and shot 14-for-28 (50 percent) at the free-throw line.
Lynell Ballard scored 25, Brandon Glover had 16 and Noah Woods put up 14 for Cassopolis, which improved to 2-0.
“We must learn to start stronger, play with that sense of urgency quicker, patiently execute on the offensive end of the court and learn to box out better,” White Pigeon coach Tony Cholometes said. “Recognizing those weaknesses and learning from them quickly will be key for us as we go forward this season. But there are glimpses during the game where we have flashes of that total team that it will take to be successful.”