Listen live online Tuesday via JoeInsider.com as Cassopolis battles Pewamo-Westphalia in a Division 3 boys basketball quarterfinal game at 7 p.m. from Gull Lake High School in Richland.
The Rangers enter at 23-1, appearing in their first quarterfinal since the 1989 semifinal run. The Pirates are 25-0, preparing for their first quarterfinal since finishing state runner-up in 2014. P-W also took second place in 1994 with Cassopolis’s lone championship berth coming in their 1975 runner-up campaign.
Cassopolis won their regional final 62-51 Thursday against Schoolcraft and mauled Union City 59-29 in the regional semifinal. The Rangers grabbed district wins against Constantine (77-63), Marcellus (62-43), and Centreville (67-55).
Pewamo-Westphalia took their regional championship 53-42 against Calvin Christian and downed NorthPointe Christian 53-41 in the semifinal. For the district run, the Pirates beat Saranac (59-15), Morley-Stanwood (50-32) and Carson City-Crystal (32-14).
Both are beating opponents by more than 20-points per game on average, although they’ve taken different paths to it. Cassopolis is scoring 73.5 per game and allowing 49.2. Pewamo-Westphalia is tallying 60.2 per game, but allowing only 38.5.
You can listen to Tuesday’s game via the embedded player below with tip-off at 7 p.m. ET and pregame coverage around 6:55 from Gull Lake.