T’he Grand ledge varsity boys basketball team fought hard in win against the Waverly Warriors in a non-league battle at GLHS on December 12th with the Comets rallying for a 54-48 win.
“Between a tough loss the game before, a tough practice the day before and a tough 3rd quarter this team could have easily let adversity overtake them, but they didn’t,” Grand Ledge coach Scott Lewis said. “I think we really showed what we were made of tonight with this win.”
Grand ledge came out strong In the first half. Scoring inside the arch was a trend for them all night for the home team. The Warriors took the lead in the second quarter but GL never gave up and came back to even the score 33-33 heading into halftime.
Having trouble knocking down threes, the Comets fell behind by 8 in the third quarter. Junior Javel Lewis had a team high 6 blocks on the night to go with 19 points to keep the Comets within striking distance.
“We still didn’t shoot well again from behind the arc which is a strength of this team but we found a way to win,” Coach Lewis said. “We rebounded better, made our free throws down the stretch, and went on a strong defensive run.”
The 4th quarter was where it got interesting. The Warriors were assessed a technical foul late in the game. Senior Jayke Houghton knocked down four straight free throws after the technical and then senior Alex McCready slammed home a bucket to push the GL lead to four points with under three minutes to go. Houghton finished with 13 points.
The Comets iced the game with free throw shooting, knocking down 13 of 14 charity shots in the second half.
“We have found a way to scratch out 2 of 3 at home before going on the road. When this team finally puts it all together they will be fun to watch,” Lewis said.
Grand Ledge is at Okemos on Friday, December 15th for a 7:30 contest.