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12/25/2012 2:18:00 PM
Lady Comets drop two close games

The Reed-Custer girls basketball team has been getting closer to win number two, but they can't get over the hump.

Manteno held them off 52-50 Wednesday in Manteno. R-C dropped their 10th straight game as they were held to just 25 percent shooting.

Manteno only led 12-10 after the first quarter but increased the lead to 28-16 at the half.

The Lady Comets closed to within three entering the final frame (33-30) with a 14-5 edge in the third.

"We started slow once again but battled all the way back and had three chances at the end to tie the game," said head coach Nick Klein.

"We just couldn't get the job done."

Caitlyn Welch had another stellar night, recording her second double-double of the season, 27 points and 10 rebounds, to go along with three assists.

She leads the team averaging 16 points per game.

Ashley Welch had nine points, seven rebounds and three steals and Courtney Welch and Ashley Headrick both scored six points.

Welch added five rebounds and five steals and Headrick had two rebounds.

Morgan Zacharias had two points and four rebounds and Allison Willis grabbed four rebounds.

Paige Marquardt added two rebounds and four steals.

The Lady Comets are now 1-10 on the season and 0-6 in conference play.

They will face Newark tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the opening round of the Lisle Holiday Classic.

For more on the Lady Comets including photos, pick up a copy of the Dec. 26 Journal.

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