The game got out of reach in a hurry for the Constantine girls basketball team, which lost a 59-13 road game Tuesday at Battle Creek Pennfield.
The Falcons were down 18-1 after eight minutes and the Panthers, which improved to 4-4 overall and 4-2 in the Kalamazoo Valley Association, didn’t ease up on the throttle until the fourth quarter.
“They pressed us and we continuously turned the ball over,” said Constantine coach Joe Stacey, whose program fell to 2-6 overall and 1-5 in KVA play. “They are very quick and waste no time in transition. They run the floor and pass quickly and get layups. The No. 1 thing I said at the beginning of the season was we must be able to break the press. Tonight that did not happen. We did work hard and continued to hustle, but we had no answer for Pennfield’s skills and speed.”
Emily Bowers scored six points, Makayla Parsons and Michelle Smith both had three and Bailey Potter added one for the Falcons.