The Hayes Middle School 7th Grade girls basketball A team was the only team in action against Eaton Rapids on February 13th. The team jumped out to a 16-0 lead after the 1st quarter and the Lady Comets never looked back. The final score was 44-4 and every player was able to score in the game. Jenna James and Heather Bongard each led the team in scoring with 10 points.
“It was nice to see the entire team play well and it was nice to see every player score in the game,” said Coach David Hernandez.
Two days later the Comets hit the road at Mason. The B team started out strong once again by jumping out to a 16-0 lead after the opening quarter. They continued their strong defensive play in the 2nd quarter while taking a 24-4 lead into halftime. After the break the Lady Comets came out and held the Lady Bulldogs scoreless in the third quareter. The final score was 40-7 with CeCelia Guild leading the team with 12 points and Adeline Schroeder adding in 6 points.
“We played a great game and everyone contributed in their own way,” coach Hernandez said. “I think these players are getting better everyday and it is showing in every game they play together.”
In the nightcap the Lady Comets were in tough battle with the host Bulldogs. The score was tied 8-8 after the first quarter before the defense turned it up in the 2nd quarter as the Lady Comets entered halftime with an 18-13 lead.
In the second half, it was a struggle for both teams to score because of the tough defense both teams were playing. Each squad battled in the second half with the game tied 31-31 after regulation. In overtime the Lady Comets held the Lady Bulldogs scoreless and ended up winning the tough battle 39-31.
“I couldn’t be any prouder of this team,” coach David Hernandez said. “They battled through adversity and kept fighting. We played as a team and everyone was there picking each other up.”
Heather Bongard had a huge game as she finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Jenna James added her own 10 points and 7 rebounds.
The B Team is now 7-1 and the A Team is 6-3.