Article from earlier in the week before Friday's game, Tuesday, January 20th Kalamazoo Gazette:
Team Wins Losses Paw Paw 4 1 Parchment 3 1 K. Christian 3 1 Delton 2 2 Pennfield 2 3 Hackett 1 3 G-A 0 4
Prep Basketball Scoring Leaders
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Gazette Area Prep Basketball Ratings
2003-2004 Parchment Varsity Basketball Game #11
Player Pts #11 8 #13 8 #15 0 #21 6 #23 2 #25 - #31 2 #33 6 #35 - #41 11 #43 0
Article from The Kalamazoo Gazette:
January 24, 2004
Christian downs Parchment, shares KVA lead
Matt Triemstra didn't blow out 18 candles Friday night, but he did score a point for each of his 18 years and help blow out Parchment's flickering comback hopes Friday night.
Triemstra, a 6-foot-3 senior guard, celebrated his 18th birthday by scoring a game0high 18 points, 14 of them in the first half, helping Kalamazoo Christian to a 59-43 prep basketball victory over a hard-charging Parchment quintet.
The big win gives coach Jerry Mastenbrook's Comets a share of the Kalamazoo Valley Association lead with Paw Paw with a 4-1 record and boosted Chritian to 8-3 overall.
Christian put on a clinic in the first half, shooting a sizzling 56 percent (14 of 25) and roaring out to a 37-15 lead by intermission.
"The first half was as good of basketball as we've played, it was great," Mastenbrook said. "I can attribute that to Wednesday and Thursday. We had our best practices of the year."
"The kids made a commitment to be excellent and not mediocre. Tonight we came out, got the ball inside, got to the free throw and limited our turnovers."
Parchment, now 5-6 and 3-2, didn't start up the bus at halftime for the trip back across town, however. Instread the Panthers, who had been outscored 18-2 during a 7:04 stretch in the first half and appeared on the verge of being blown out, battle back and outpointed Christian 14-6 in the third quarter.
Kyle Pfost, Parchment's 6-5 center and one of the only three seniors on the team, bombed in a 3-pointer. Ben Holdridge had a long triple and sophomor guard Alex Wolf chipped in four points in the third quarter.
"Give credit to Parchment in the third quarter." Mastenbrook said. "They didn't die and chipped away and chipped away." Mastenbrook called timeout after Parchment had closed to within 48-40 with 2:40 left in the game on the second of Ben Holdridge's 3-pointers. The Comets then ran off the next 11 points, two of 'em coming on free throws from Triemstra, and Parchment was finally finished off.
Junior Nick Nejeur came up with a key 3-point play the old way when he twisted between two Parchment defenders, anked in an off-balance shot, was fouled and converted the free throw."
"When you come into Kalamazoo Christian's gym and they shoot like that, you're not going to win," Parchment coach Larry Bailey said. "I didn't think our effort was lacking. I wasn't discouraged. these kids came back and flat out beat them in the second half. Tonight was just their night and we look forward to the second game we have with them at our place."
Triemstra led all scorers with 18 points, including swishing six of sever free throws. Steve Herder came off the bench and had nine points and the Comets were on target from the field (20 of 40 for 50 percent) and at the free throw line (17 of 22).
Pfost was the only Parchment player in double figures. He had 11 points and also blocked four shots. Holdridge and Hageman each stroked a pair of triples. The Panthers were held to 36 percent shooting (16 of 45) by Christian's 2-3 zone and man defenses.
Player 2PtM 2PtA % 3PtM 3PtA % FTM FTA FT% Pts Reb Blk Stl Ast #13 2 9 22 0 2 0 4 4 100 8 1 0 0 4 #23 1 3 33 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 1 #33 3 5 60 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 2 0 0 0 Team 11 31 35 5 14 36 6 7 86 43 12 8 2 6
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