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LeMon Shoots Chatham Boys Basketball Past West Morris, 63-40

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Tristan LeMon scored 11 of his game-high 22 points in the first quarter Credits: Ron Frary
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Chatham assistant coach Joe Reel with cancer survivors Spencer Jacovini and Nicholas Tarabokia, along with Ryan Tarabokia Credits: Ron Frary
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Tristan LeMon hit four 3-pointers in the first half for Chatham Credits: Ron Frary
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Tristan LeMon completes a fast-break layup off a steal and pass from Jack Rooney Credits: Ron Frary
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Jack Rooney drives the baseline for Chatham Credits: Ron Frary
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Jack Rooney drained three 3-pointers for Chatham Credits: Ron Frary
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CHATHAM, NJ - It took Tristan LeMon about 80 seconds to make his mark on the game and from that point on West Morris didn't have a chance.

The Chatham senior dropped in his first three 3-point attempts of the game, sparking the Cougars to a 63-40 boys basketball victory over West Morris on Tuesday in the "Cancer Stinks" game to benefit Cancer research.

"They were playing a zone and I just found the open spaces and my teammates got me the ball," LeMon said. "I hit the first three I took and I think I had four in the game."

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LeMon hit three 3-pointers in the first period and converted a fast-break layup off a Jack Rooney steal and pass as Chatham (15-1) moved to a 15-10 lead in the first quarter. LeMon scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the first half. 

In the second quarter, Chatham put together a 14-5 run against the Wolfpack (6-11) to build a 29-15 advantage. The Cougars closed out the second quarter with eight straight points as Rooney and LeMon sank back-to-back 3-pointers and LeMon sank two free throws with 5.5 seconds to go. 

Rooney put the game away late in the third quarter with two straight 3-pointers that pushed the Cougar lead to 42-23.

Tristan LeMon drains on of the three 3-pointers he hit in the first quarter

Colin McKenna follows John Burkard's attempt to score in the first quarter

 

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