Mendon’s boys basketball team dismantled Bronson on the road Monday in a 69-27 St. Joseph Valley League contest.
When the dust settled, Joe Gales had collected 15 points, Marcus Craft had 14 and Erik Batten got credit for 10 in a game that got out of hand midway through the second quarter.
The Hornets led 36-18 at the break and blew Bronson’s doors off with a 22-3 run in the third stanza to finish off their 10th win of the year and improve to 4-0 in the conference.
Zach Darmofal registered eight points and a team-best eight rebounds, Robert Riley finished with six points, Parker Cupp pitched in five points, Logan Matthews had four, Logan Slaughter recorded three points and two boards, and Jordan Medich and Elijah Klepper each scored a bucket.
Gales and Darmofal paced the team with five assists each, and Medich had four rebounds and four steals for Mendon, which connected on 8 of 20 attempts from long range.
“I thought our athletic ability and experience worked well tonight,” Hornets coach Dave Swanwick said. “[Bronson] Coach Gest has a young team and they worked hard for the full 32 minutes. Our guys shared the ball well and ended with 17 assists.
“We were able to play many different lineups tonight with everyone contributing to the league win and [moving] one step closer to a league title.”