The Charleroi boys nearly scored all the points needed in the first quarter Friday night as the Cougars opened the season with a 75-33 victory over Jefferson-Morgan in the Trojans Tip-Off Tournament.
Charleroi led 27-9 after the first quarter, increasing its lead to 40-18 at halftime.
The Cougars steadily pulled away in the second half, outscoring the Rockets in the third quarter, 21-9, and fourth quarter, 14-6.
Marty Foster led Charleroi with a game-high 19 points. Joe Caruso finished with 13 and Legend Davis added 12.
Tahj Jacobs was the leading scorer for the Rockets with 15 points.
Trojans Tip-Off Tournament
Charleroi 27-13-21-14 -- 75
Jefferson-Morgan 9-9-9-6 -- 33
Charleroi: Marty Foster 19, Joe Caruso 13, Legend Davis 12. Jefferson-Morgan: Tahj Jacobs 15. Records: Charleroi (1-0), Jefferson-Morgan (0-1).