BRIDGMAN — Bridgman's boys basketball team jumped to an early lead over Cassopolis in Monday's opening round of the Division 3 boys basketball district tournament, but the Bees were unable to keep the momentum in an eventual 44-38 loss.

"I thought we played a great floor game. We only had six turnovers. That's outstanding," said Bridgman coach Mike Miller. "That's great point guard play against a really good team that can create turnovers. I thought we did an excellent job rebounding. I think what happened tonight was we shot 18 percent from the 3-point line. They were good shots, and they were the right guys shooting them, they just didn't go in.

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