Constantine has seen opportunities come and go — wins that were within reach and then disappeared like a mirage. Yet the Falcons players remain confident that the season’s first win is just around the corner.
It wasn’t Wednesday at home against Parchment, with the Panthers winning 57-43.
“[We] played a great first half and quit moving the ball on offense in the second half,” Constantine coach Chuck Frisbie said. “We took nine charges on defense, which is tremendous — really happy how we stayed down and moved our feet against taller players. The kids are still playing their tails off and I’m proud of that.”
Constantine was down just 30-28 at the break, but Parchment went on a 15-6 run in the third quarter to pull away.
Parchment (13-4, 12-4) entered the game second in the Kalamazoo Valley Association — and now sits one game behind Schoolcraft.
Jack Binegar (16 points), Sam Nordquist (12) and Kendall Griffin paced the Panthers.
Cody Ley put up 20 points and had 14 rebounds for the Falcons. Luhk Mullendore added 15 points, five defensive boards and four assists, Perry White produced five points and Joey Steiner added three points.