It was a big week for the JV Lady Comet basketball team as they went on the road Tuesday and Thursday nights to take on the Warriors of Waverly and the Chieftains of Okemos.
In the Tuesday night game, the Comets offensively started slow but played great pressure defense on the Warriors. The Comets led 12-4 after the first quarter and extended their lead to 16 at the half. In the second half it was the Comets defense creating numerous turnovers and playing great help side defense as they held the Warriors to just nine total points in the second half. The fourth quarter was an offensive explosion for the Comets as they scored 19. The final score showed the Comets with a 56-22 victory.
The Comets were led by Megan Willoughby’s 18 points. Ali Spalding chipped in 11 and Grace Bucholz, Brianna Eichelberger and Emilie Sharland each had give on the night. Collectively the Comets had 7 three pointers while also getting to the free throw line for 35 attempts.
Thursday night the Comets got things going early as they jumped out to a 16-6 advantage after one quarter of play. The Comets defense was tremendous for all four quarters as they held Okemos to 6 points in the second quarter followed by four points in the third and four points in the forth.
“We came into the game knowing we were a little undersized compare to Okemos’s team, but our effort and energy made up for that,” Coach Josh Charter said. “We took advantage of our speed and rebounded great. Our post players ran the floor well and our shooters had great spacing and we were able to get great scoring opportunities.”
Grand Ledge ended up defeating Okemos 64-20. The Comets were led in scoring by Willoughby with 12 and Liz Lopez with 10. Morgan Hetherington and Bucholz each had seven while Shaelyn Sage and McKenna Burke scored 6 each.
The Comets wrap up their final two games before the holiday break next week with home matchups against Charlotte on Tuesday at 5:30pm and Thursday against Jackson at 7:00pm. With the two wins the Comets are now 4 – 1 on the season and 2 – 0 in conference play.