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."
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