Tuesday’s 81-57 loss at Battle Creek Pennfield was pretty simple for Constantine boys basketball coach Chuck Frisbie to break down.
“Pennfield shot lights out early — 12 3-pointers for the game — and their 6-foot-10 post player had nine points in the first half,” Constantine coach Chuck Frisbie said. “We didn’t stop anything offensively they did. Made good decisions versus their press and played okay on offense. We need to play better offense.”
The 12 triples tied a team record for the Panthers, which are now 9-8 overall after the Kalamazoo Valley Association win. Pennfield started the game with an 11-0 run and Branden Rugg didn’t miss a shot in the first quarter, when he registered eight of his 18 points.
Jake Grimes led Pennfield with 20 points, and Aaron Brown also had a double-digit performance with 14.
Cody Ley poured in 21 for winless Constantine. Luhk Mullendore had 10 points and Joe Steiner scored nine. Also contributing for the Falcons were Austin Kinser (four), Anthony Bontrager (three), Ezra Amstutz (three), Jon Doering (three) and Perry White (two).