Led by Seth Wright’s 21-point effort, the Constantine varsity boys basketball team opened the 2017-18 season with a 54-46 victory Tuesday at home.
Wright knocked down three 3-pointers in the first half to help put the Falcons up 27-21 at intermission. He finished with four triples. Nolan Malcom scored eight of his 10 points in the first quarter, Trey Salisbury finished with nine points, Hunter Bacheller had eight and Zach Bittner added six for Constantine.
Hayden Stauffer posted a team-high 14 points for Centreville, while Kyzer Bowen was responsible for 13.
“Our first game tonight revealed that it was our first game of the season,” Centreville coach Mike Hunter said. The execution of our offense was hit and miss, but we will continue to work on getting quicker and making better decisions. We will need to increase our free throw percentage and learn to make adjustments during game play in order to win.
“We also committed too many turnovers in crucial times. An overall look at the game revealed some strengths and a few positive things for us to use as we go into our next game.”
Ross Hunter drained all six foul shots en route to eight points, Sam Todd totaled five points, and Nick Weber, McClain Lemings and Trenton Kindig each added two. Lemings had three assists and five rebounds, Bowen grabbed five boards, and Stauffer pulled down 11 boards.
No additional statistical information for Constantine was reported.
Video by Mat Stutzman
Photos by Katrina Rayhill