Stats from Tuesday, February 10th Kalamazoo Gazette:
Team Wins Losses Paw Paw 7 1 K. Christian 6 1 Parchment 4 4 Pennfield 4 4 Delton 4 4 Hackett 2 6 G-A 0 7
Prep Basketball Scoring Leaders
POINTS PER GAME
3-POINT FIELD GOALS
Gazette Area Prep Basketball Ratings
2003-2004 Parchment Varsity Basketball Game #15
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Player Pts #11 - #13 5 #15 0 #21 9 #23 9 #25 0 #31 2 #33 29 #35 0 #41 2 #43 -
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Pennfield tops Parchment to reach milestone
By Howie Magner
Pennfield's Phil Owen (5) balances on a toe as he cuts hard to the paint against Parchment on Tuesday night in KVA action as Pennfield coach Chuck Miknis earned his 300th career victory.
He had to sweat for it a bit, but Pennfield coach Chuck Miknis won his 300th high school basketball game Tuesday.
Pennfield nearly blew a 14-point fourth quarter lead, but recovered just in time to salvage a 60-56 win over visiting Parchment and give Miknis his milestone victory.
Afterward, Pennfield athletic director Larry Boyer presented the game ball to Miknis at center court, then the longtime Pennfield coach talked with players in the locker room about going after win No. 400. Miknis also made a point to thank everyone who made the moment possible.
"Pennfield's coach, Chuck Miknis"
"It means a lot to me, the kids getting this win tonight, and it means a lot to all the people who have been involved in our program and our community," said Miknis, who won the first 75 games of his career at Lincoln Alcona before taking over Pennfield's program in 1987. "It just shows the old coach has been here a long while."
It probably started feeling a little longer as the fourth quarter played out.
Pennfield took a 44-30 lead into the final period, only to see Parchment score the first 10 points of the quarter.
Austin Patton had nine of those points and he'd eventually score 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, including a conventional 3-point play that cut Pennfield's lead to 52-51 with 2:23 remaining.
"Any night that you have a 14-point lead and it slides down to one, you will get nervous," said Miknis.
"Pennfield's Phil Owen (5) cuts hard against Parchment"
Parchment (6-9 and 4-5) even had a chance to take the lead - its only one since 5-4 in the first quarter - with 1:59 left, but Kyle Pfost missed a pair of free throws.
Pennfield, which is now 8-6 overall and 5-4 in the KVA, took advantage, using a couple of Parchment turnovers to score the next six points for a 58-51 lead, and the issue was pretty much decided.
"We were fortunate to win," Miknis said. "I thought when the pressure really got on, I enjoyed how our kids took care of things."
The kids seemed to enjoy it, too, especially knowing that they'd helped make history with Miknis.
"That got a bit close in the end, but I knew that we would have it," said senior forward and Scottish exchange student Barry Parker. "It feels good to be part of something coach will remember."
Assistant coach Mike VanVleet has been around for a lot of Miknis' memories at Pennfield. Besides sharing the bench with Miknis, VanVleet also played for him in high school.
"I knew that he had a different style about him," said VanVleet. "Not only is he great at the x's and o's part of the game, but just as far as dealing with the kids and doing the right thing and doing the best he can to treat people fairly."
And VanVleet, for one, wants to see Miknis keep doing it.
"He's still a relatively young man and hopefully he'll keep pounding the sideline."
Parker finished the game with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Nate Kares led Pennfield with 17 points off the bench. Fellow reserve Chris Kuliczkowski had eight points and Seth Badger came off the bench to grab seven rebounds for Pennfield, which led 29-14 at halftime.
Player 2PtM 2PtA % 3PtM 3PtA % FTM FTA FT% Pts Reb Blk Stl Ast #13 0 5 0 1 3 33 2 5 40 5 2 0 2 3 #23 2 2 100 1 2 50 2 2 100 9 0 1 1 1 #33 9 15 60 0 0 0 11 15 73 29 7 0 2 0 Team 13 32 41 5 13 38 15 24 63 56 24 7 8 6
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