Parchment High School

2004-2005 Parchment Varsity Basketball Game #13 versus Pennfield

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"Two of Austin's 16 first half points"

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Patton's 24 points pace Parchment

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

BATTLE CREEK -- Parchment needed a big game to maintain its hold on third place in the Kalamazoo Valley Association boys' basketball race. Austin Patton provided a game-high 24 points and six rebounds as Parchment edged Battle Creek Pennfield, 57-54, Tuesday night.

Neither team outscored the other by more than four points in a quarter as the game remained close throughout. "It was a knock down, drag out fight," said Pennfield coach Chuck Miknis said, whose team is now 7-7 overall and 3-5 in the KVA.

Along with 13 points from Matthew Richards and a dozen from Alex Wolf, Parchment improved to 9-4 overall and 6-2 in the KVA. Pennfield put four players in double-figures, with Parresse Hampton hitting a team-high 16. Millard Hale added 13 points, while Jamie Blake and Ryan Penny notched 11 and 10, respectively.

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"One of Alex's 8 first half assists"

Individual Statistics

Player Pts
#13     13***
#15     12
#23     6 
#31     2 
#33     24
* = 3-pointer

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"Matt slashes to the hoop"

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Pennfield falls to Parchment

Will Kowalski

The Enquirer

With a little less than 2 1/2 minutes to play Tuesday night, the Pennfield boys' basketball team found itself down by three points to Parchment. But try as they might, the host Panthers couldn't overcome the visiting Panthers in Kalamazoo Valley Association play. Despite having four players score in double figures and despite making only eight turnovers on the night, Pennfield dropped a hard-fought 57-54 decision to fall to 7-7 overall and 3-5 in the KVA.

Trailing by just three points - 47-44 - at the end of three quarters, Pennfield found itself down by eight, 55-47, with 3:58 left in the fourth. But a jumper by junior Millard Hale with 2:52 remaining and a three-point play by Jamie Blake - a senior exchange student from Scotland - with 2:26 to go made it just 55-52 in favor of Parchment (9-4, 6-2). Pennfield, however, wound up going scoreless until there was but :01 remaining on the clock when Parressee Hampton drove the lane and was fouled - after Parchment had gone in front 57-52 on Austin Patton's second shot off a missed Parchment free throw with :07 left.

Hampton tried to miss his free throw intentionally with :01 left, hoping to hit the rim and having the ball come out beyond the arc for a chance at a 3-pointer to tie things. But the ball only hit low netting, Parchment inbounded the ball and time ran out on Pennfield's comeback attempt.

"In the last couple of minutes we had a couple of shots and a couple of free throws that, if they would have gone in, would have made the difference,'' Pennfield coach Chuck Miknis said. "And (Hampton) in the end just wasn't able to hit that rim. But by then we were in dire straits anyway. "But overall, I'm very proud of the way my young team played tonight. I wouldn't change anything. We played a pretty good basketball team in Parchment ... we fumbled the ball around and kept stumbling around a bit in the last four minutes of the game and missed a couple of lay-ups that rolled in and rolled out and it was there for the getting ... but all of my kids played very hard and I'm seeing a lot of progress with this group.''

Parchment led 21-20 after one quarter, with Patton scoring 12 of his game-high 24 points in the period. Penny had seven first-quarter points for Pennfield. Pennfield then led by as many as five - 30-25 - with 5:59 remaining in the second quarter. But Parchment soon went on a 10-0 run in the period, and was never headed again. Hampton led Pennfield with 16 points and added five rebounds. Hale had 13 points and five boards, Blake had 11 points and a team-high seven rebounds as well as a pair of blocks, and Penny had 10 points.

Matt Richards added 13 points for Parchment and Alex Wolf had 12.

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"Nuthin but net for the Big Easy"

Coach T comments: It started with some good intensity during pre-game warmups and ended up as another GREAT GREAT game on the O end with crisp passing, great movement without the ball, and The General controlling the paint. I haven't seen the stat sheet yet but Austin must have had 25 points, all from about 8 feet and in. He owned the paint and should for the remainder of the season. It's nice to see the team starting to click. MC was all over the floor contributing in a variety of ways. Alex W. dropped some sweet sweet dimes. After a solid 3+ quarters of inside out basketball we started to lapse back into our old trey bombing ways and it almost cost us the game. Again, I can't say it enough but we need to shoot 4 or 5 in the paint for every 1 trey. Plain and simple, if we shoot much more than 20% of our shots from outside the arch I don't believe we can win against the best teams in the KVA. Overall it was a very nice game fellas. Top to bottom you should all pat yourselves on the back. I'm out. Coach T.

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"Parchment's dedicated fans enjoying the lead"

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