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7th Graders Battle Portland and St. Johns in Girls Hoops Action

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The Grand Ledge middle school girls traveled to Portland on February 6th to take on the Lady Raiders.

In the B game, the Lady Comets held Portland scoreless in the first quarter and led 15-6 at halftime. Grand Ledge continued to battle in the second half as the Lady Raiders put some defensive pressure on them. The B team held on and pulled out a tough 29-21 victory.

Cecelia Guild led the team with 10 points while Adeline Schroeder added 5 points.

“It was nice to see the team battle through some adversity and pull out good road win,”  said Coach David Hernandez.

As for the A game, the Lady Comets jumped out to a 6-3 lead after the 1st quarter. It turned into a tough battle where Portland pulled ahead and never looked back. The A team lost 36-18. Heather Bongard led the team with 7 points and 7 rebounds.

“It was a struggle to score points and Portland’s defense was really tough”, said Coach Hernandez.

On Wednesday, February 8th the Comets returned home to face the Redwings of St. Johns.

In the first game the B team jumped out to a 14-3 lead after the 1st quarter and never looked back. Then extended their lead to 25 points at the half. The Comets continued their strong play in the second half as well en route to a 43-10 victory. Cecelia Guild led the way with 18 points while Emily Evans and Ava Brownfield finished with 6 points each.

“ I am really proud of the way the girls played tonight and kept the energy up the entire game”, said Coach David Hernandez.

In the nightcap the A team played their best game of the season. The team jumped out to a 13-9 lead after the first quarter but fell behind 21-13 at half.

The Comets came out with unbelievable energy and effort to start the third stanza, scoring 18 points in the period while holding St. Johns to zero points. It was more of the same in the final quarter with the same energy leading GL to a 46-29 win.

Taylor Piper scored 10 points while Jenna James contributed 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Hallee Morgan also scored 8 points.

“This was the best game we have played all year and I think things are starting to click for us,” coach Hernandez said. “I think we can finish the season out on a high note.”

Both teams are back in action Monday, February 13th at home against Eaton Rapids. The B-Team is 6-1 on the season while the A team is 4-3 on the season.

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