Game Stats

2003-2004 Parchment Varsity Basketball Game #13

KVA Standings

Team       Wins  Losses
Paw Paw      5    1
K. Christian 5    1
Parchment    4    2
Pennfield    3    3
Delton       2    4
Hackett      2    4
G-A          0    6

Prep Basketball Scoring Leaders

The Kalamazoo Gazette did not include the KVA in their Tuesday, February 3, 2004 AREA SCORING LEADERS section.


Individual Statistics

Player Pts
#11     6   
#13     14
#15     0
#21     4 
#23     5 
#25     3  
#31     2 
#33     -
#35     0  
#41     5
#43     0

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Paw Paw avenges loss to Parchment

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

PAW PAW -- The rematch was a mismatch.

Parchment entered the Paw Paw High School gymnasium Tuesday night as the only team to inflict defeat on the Redskins this season, winning a narrow 58-55 home decision in early December.

But Paw Paw has been firing on all cylinders since that game and made Parchment its ninth straight victim Tuesday in a lopsided 63-39 Kalamazoo Valley Association victory.

Paw Paw

"Paw Paw's Matt Peshl shoots over Parchment's Timothy Hageman"

Following the game, Paw Paw coach Dave Wassink refuted the notion that revenge was a motivating factor for his club. "I don't even like the word 'revenge,' " he said. "The word on the board before the game was not 'revenge,' it was 'Redskin pride.' "We knew we did not play well (at Parchment) and we knew they did. We had to match their intensity and their effort and I think we did."

Indeed. After needing more than three minutes to score its first points of the night, Paw Paw (10-1, 6-1 KVA) dominated the final 29 minutes of the contest with a solid defensive effort and balanced scoring.

Paw Paw

"Paw Paw's Brian Leduc shoots over Parchment's Timothy Hageman"

Paw Paw held Parchment without a point for the final 4 minutes, 8 seconds of the first quarter en route to a 14-4 lead and never led by fewer than nine points for the balance of the game.

Parchment struggled throughout the first half against the Redskins' 2-2-1 full-court pressure and committed 15 first-half turnovers. "We were just totally out of sync," Parchment coach Larry Bailey said. "Either it was us playing that bad or it was them playing that good, and I prefer to think that it was them playing that good." "They had trouble with our 2-2-1 (pressure), but they also had trouble with our half-court," Wassink said. "Our first group really got in their face."

Senior Ryan Curtis scored nine of his game-high 15 points during the first two quarters, while guards Derrick Mitchell, Matt Peshl and Cody Winter ignited the defensive effort. Paw Paw led 34-15 at halftime and stretched its lead to as many as 21 points during the early stages of the third quarter. "The kids are playing with more and more confidence," he said. "Our bench is getting deeper, and the kids off the bench, in fact, made some very good offensive moves tonight.

Paw Paw

"Parchment's Alexander Wolf gets the ball around Paw Paw defender Ryan Curtis"

"It's not just the first five any more and that's what we need. As much as we like to press and get after it, you need a bench. Now our kids are picking it up." Junior Brian Leduc scored 13 points and collected a game-high eight rebounds off the bench for Paw Paw. Junior Lucas Gumper also provided quality minutes, while senior Jon DeCou hit consecutive fourth-quarter shots to stake the Redskins to their largest lead at 59-31.

For the game, Paw Paw shot a crisp 55.1 percent from the field (27-for-49) and outrebounded Parchment by a 33-26 margin. Senior twins Brian and Kiel Reidenbach combined for 11 caroms. Parchment (6-7, 4-3) played its second straight game without injured sophomore Austin Patton. The Panthers got a team-high 14 points from sophomore Alex Wolf and shot just 24.1 percent afield (13-for-54).

Player 2PtM 2PtA % 3PtM 3PtA %  FTM FTA FT% Pts Reb Blk Stl Ast 
#13     5    12  42  0    3  0   4   6  67   14  4   1   2   1      
#23     1     6  17  1    3 33   0   0   0    5  1   0   1   1  
#33     DNP 
Team    9    33  27  4   15 27   9   16 56   39  15  4   8   3     

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