2003-2004 Parchment Varsity Basketball Game #2
NOTE: The stats below were taken from the Kalamazoo Gazette
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Parchment bench duo sparks win
Saturday, December 13, 2003
Larry Bailey stood on the sideline, hollering to his team to pull the ball back out to half court when Joe Larson took matters into his own hands.
Larson, who saw limited playing time last season, nailed a 3-pointer from the right corner to push the Parchment lead to five (53-48) with just 3:02 remaining in the game. That shot was one of many big ones for Larson in the fourth quarter as the unheralded senior scored all 12 of his points in the final frame to lead the host Panthers to a big 58-55 Kalamazoo Valley Association win over Paw Paw.
"I'm yelling 'Pull it out,' " said Bailey, whose team lost its season opener Tuesday at Hanover-Horton. "I've been doing this long enough to know that 90 percent of the time it's a bad shot. But tonight was his night."
"Larson hit some big buckets and looked relaxed out there," Paw Paw coach Dave Wassink said.
Larson and fellow senior Tim Hageman combined to score 19 of Parchment's 23 points in the fourth quarter. Neither started but Bailey knew he'd have to find a spark from someone and the duo answered the call.
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"Those are two seniors who didn't play much last year," Bailey said. "A lot of people want to talk about my three sophomores."
The trio of Alex Wolf, Matt Chappell and Austin Patton combined to score 29 points. Wolf had 12 points, Chappell eight and Patton nine. Wolf also controlled the tempo of the game for Parchment from his point guard position and dished out nine assists.
"Wolf did a very nice job for them," Wassink said.
The battle of the point guards was one of the most entertaining of the night. Paw Paw's Matt Peshl, silenced for most of the game, nailed a pair of long 3-pointers in the fourth quarter at key moments.
The first came with 1:46 left and cut the Parchment lead to two, 53-51. The second came with just 55 seconds left and cut Parchment's lead to just one, 56-55.
But those were the last points Paw Paw scored.
Just when Paw Paw looked to gain the momentum back, Larson struck again. He converted 1-of-2 from the free-throw line and came up with a huge steal that led to a Wolf free throw with 22 seconds remaining that provided the final margin.
Senior Ryan Curtis led Paw Paw with 18 points, many of which came after finding a hole in the Parchment zone. Peshl and Derrick Mitchell each finished with 12 for the Redskins (1-1).
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