KINGSLEY -- A fourth-quarter comeback didn't build enough for the Kingsley-Pierson boys to take back a win from OA-BCIG Tuesday.
The Falcons took the win 53-49 despite a 23-point final quarter from the Panthers.
"It was an exciting ball game," K-P boys coach Adam Rapp said. "OA-BCIG has a nice ball club this season."
K-P started out with the 12-8 lead coming out of the first quarter.
"We came into the ball game and started playing some aggressive zone," Rapp said. "We were able to do a lot of nice things, had a lot of nice ball movement and played a nice team game."
The Panthers couldn't keep their edge over the Falcons, and OA-BCIG claimed a two-point lead after outscoring the Panthers 12-6 in the second quarter.
The halftime score showed the Falcons in the lead, 20-18.
OA-BCIG kept the fire burning, outscoring K-P 18-8 in the third stanza.
Going into the final quarter, the Falcons carried a 38-26 lead.
K-P pounded out 23 points, holding OA-BCIG to 15 to finish just four points behind the Falcons.
"Our ball club did a nice job," Rapp said. "We're starting to come together and understand how to play with each other a little more. I really like what I've seen in the last couple of games, and we're going to continue to move forward and keep getting better."
Two Panthers led K-P scoring. Senior Colin Henrich and sophomore Austin Neumann both had 12.
Senior Levi Mahrt was also in double digits Tuesday with 11 points for K-P.
Henrich led in rebounds with eight and freshman Jacob Harvey added six. Henrich and Harvey each logged five assists and three steals, and Harvey recorded three blocks against the Falcons.
K-P's record drops to 6-8 overall heading into a home game with Remsen-Union Thursday then a road game with West Harrison at Mondamin Friday.