The Constantine boys basketball team lost touch with host Parchment Tuesday in the fourth quarter and lost a Kalamazoo Valley Association contest 57-44.
Leading 38-33 going into the final stanza, the Panthers outscored Constantine (0-3) 19-11 over the last eight minutes to wrap up their third consecutive victory to start the season.
Joey Steiner again laid the Falcons offensively with 17 points, followed by Perry White’s 10. Luhk Mullendore and Cody Ley provided six points apiece and Austin Kinser finished with four.
Steiner was 4-for-7 from 3-point land, White and Mullendore both dropped a pair of treys and Jon Doering did the dirty work with a team-best nine rebounds. Ley and Mullendore both posted five defensive boards.
“We rebounded better tonight than any point in the season against [6-foot-8] and 6-5 players inside,” Falcons coach Chuck Frisbie said. “Too many turnovers (26) continue to be our biggest problem. We’ve got to learn to make easy passes instead of great passes. When we do that we’ll be able to finish these type of games. It was a tight ballgame until about 5 minutes to go when they hit three 3s in a row to open it up.”