Game Stats

2003-2004 Parchment Varsity Basketball Game #16

NOTE: The stats below were taken from the Kalamazoo Gazette.

Individual Statistics

Player Pts
#11     6   
#13     11
#15     0
#21     11 
#23     7 
#25     2  
#31     0 
#33     14
#35     -  
#41     4
#43     - 


Article from

Parchment holds off Hackett

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Larry Bailey may not have a lineup that's studded with senior experience, but there is one thing that his Parchment Panthers did have on Friday night against Hackett Catholic Central.

Parchment took only five fourth-quarter shots, but made four of them to hang on for a 55-48 Kalamazoo Valley Association basketball victory over the Irish. For the game, the Panthers shot 46 percent (21 of 39) from the floor. "If you go 4-for-5 every quarter and play defense, you're going to win a lot of games," said a smiling Bailey.

"I'm starting three sophomores out there and we've made some mistakes going down to the end of the games where we get impatient. We keep talking to them and talking to them about slowing things down a bit and getting to that free-throw line. We're a good free-throw shooting team." The Panthers (7-9, 5-5 KVA) went 12-for-15 from the foul line, including 4-for-4 with under a minute to play to hold off a hard-charging Hackett squad that cut a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to just five with two minutes to play.

"We dug ourselves too big of a hole," Hackett coach Tim Gleeson said. "We went into a lull in the second and third quarters. We're working for mental toughness. That's what I'm telling my kids; you've got to become mentally tough to win these games." While the NBA was busy playing its "Rookie Challenge" on Friday night, Parchment and Hackett staged their own "young stars" game.

Sophomores Austin Patton and Alex Wolf struck the Irish from inside and out, with Patton scoring a game-high 14 points from the post and Wolf quietly adding 11 from his point guard position. "He's starting to get on the offensive glass," Bailey said of Patton. "They came out in a zone in the second half and when teams play a zone against us, I think that's a lot because of him."

Parchment junior Ben Holdridge didn't see a 3-point attempt that he didn't like. He made three long triples, including one from welll past the arc. Not to be outdone, Hackett senior Chris Stephens drilled clutch 3-pointers at the end of the first and second quarters to stop Parchment's momentum, and ended with 12 points.

Sophomore Ben Thayer added 11 points for the Irish (2-12, 2-7 KVA), who were without the services of leading-scorer Brad Craig for much of the game because of foul trouble.

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Player 2PtM 2PtA  % 3PtM 3PtA %  FTM FTA FT% Pts Reb Blk Stl Ast 
#13     4    9    44  0   0   00  3   4  75   11   6  1   3   2           
#23     2    3    67  1   4   25  0   0  00    7   3  1   0   0
#33     5    8    63  0   0   00  4   6  67   14   7  1   1   1
Team   15   27    56  4  11   36 13  17  76   55  27  8   6  11    

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