Boys Varsity Basketball · @ Pioneer: CCA drills Baldwin 81-48 to keep first place spot

Posted by John Raffel on February 6th, 2019

BALDWIN — Crossroads Charter Academy has sole possession of first place in the West Michigan D League, but as the Cougars showed on Tuesday in a 81-48 win over Baldwin, they’re not about to give up their top spot.

Britton Angell scored 40 points and the Cougars rolled to early leads including 35-12 after the first quarter and 55-19 at halftime. The CCA press bothered the Panthers in the early going.

Angell had 19 points in the first quarter and 10 in the second.

“For the most part, I thought we played well,” CCA coach Julian Castillo said. “But there were some opportunities there where we didn’t transition well. We took some bad shots, not very good selective shots.”

“It was a pretty good game overall,” Angell said. “We have a lot to work on still. Our communication wasn’t the best on the rotations. We ran the offense we put in very well.”

Ethan Davis had two straight 3-point plays in the first quarter and Britton Angell followed with one of his own for a 27-6 lead.

DeMarko Williams scored off the glass to open the second quarter, making it 35-16. Angell scored off a steal for a 53-19 lead late in the second quarter.

Crossroads, 13-1 overall is 11-1 in the league for a one-game lead over Manistee Catholic Central with six conference games remaining.

Angell’s 40 was a season high.

“The last few games, he’s been right around where we wanted him to be,” Castillo said, “like right around 16 to 20 points. That way, people just can’t focus on him.”

The Cougars beat Baldwin 80-39 in Big Rapids earlier this season.

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