Constantine’s girls basketball team got a shot of confidence Thursday in a 29-26 win at Delton Kellogg.
The Falcons earned their second win of the year with a strong second half and a significant scoring boost from senior center Makayla Parsons, who led the team with 13 points in addition to seven rebounds, and a great effort on the boards by freshman frontcourt player Ashley Loose, who finished with 13 rebounds on top of five points and two assists.
DeShea Payton added four points and nine rebounds, Michelle smith finished with six points and two assists and Amber Chupp chipped in a free throw for Constantine, which is now 2-4 overall and 1-3 in Kalamazoo Valley Association play.
“Toughness, heart and execution — that’s how I would describe our team [Thursday],” head coach Joe Stacey said. “…Tough team defense and rebounding were key factors.”
That rebounding performance limited Delton to mostly one-shot possession, Stacey said. Offensively, the Falcons executed far better other than a two-point second quarter that resulted in just a 10-9 halftime advantage.
“It was a good win s. a well coached Delton (1-5) team,” Stacey added.