Kalamazoo Christian took care of business at home Tuesday night, defeating Parchment 73-48 in boys basketball and 43-34 in girls play.
The girls win was the first Comet victory over the Panthers since December 2011. After a 6-6 start to the first quarter, the Comets ended the frame on a 6-0 run, then jumped ahead to a 25-12 lead by halftime. The Panthers made it back within seven in the fourth quarter, but no closer. Haley Knapp had 18 points in the defeat, getting 14 in the second half to keep her team in the hunt. Haley Balkema topped the Comets with 13, putting her team at 5-5 and dropping Parchment to 3-6.
The boys game was never in doubt, with a 21-10 advantage after the first quarter and a 40-14 score by halftime. Kalamazoo Christian has now won the last four meetings between the two schools. Three Comets scored double-digts, led by Alex Visser’s 18, along with 16 from Noah deJong and 10 by Jordan Katje. They improve to 5-3 on the year. Parchment was led by Darrion Turner’s 17 points. They drop to 2-7.
Kalamazoo Christian hosts a doubleheader Friday against Hackett Catholic, while Parchment hosts Buchanan for a two-fer Friday. You can listen back to the broadcasts below: