The Kalamazoo Home School boys basketball team opened each half strong Tuesday to get out of Centreville with a 60-56 victory.
Outscoring Centreville 17-12 in the first and third quarters prove to be the difference for the Cougars, which bumped the Bulldogs to a 5-10 record.
DeMarco Taylor led Centreville with 20 points, Matt Clementz scored nine and John Peckinpaugh added eight. Kalvin Ludwig finished with eight points, Chase Lebarre pitched in five, Eli Schwartz posted two and Jordan Gest registered one.
“We let yet another one slip away,” Centreville coach Corey Smith said. “Kids played their hearts out leaving it all on the court. Unfortunately, we had a few calls that didn’t go our way, but we will learn to play through it. We left a lot of points on the free throw line by going 10-for-23 … kind of got ourselves into foul trouble.
“Hopefully these close games will prepare us well for postseason play. WE are starting to come together and capitalize just at the right moment.”