Lady Comets comeback comes up short

    Following the Beecher Ladycat Classic, the Reed-Custer varsity girls basketball team kicked off regular season action on Monday, traveling to Seneca.
    Things did not go as planned for the Lady Comets as they wound up falling to the Irish by nine points, 56-47.
    “The third quarter was the problem for us,” said R-C coach Nick Klein. “Only managing to score two points was too much to overcome, although we outscored the Irish 20-8 in the fourth.”
    Reed-Custer (2-4 overall, 0-1 conference) had two weak quarters, which caused the eventual loss.
    They came out slow in the first and third quarters, getting outpaced in the two frames collectively, 31-11.
    The Lady Comets finally found their spark in the fourth, but it was a little too late, as they just didn’t have enough time to close the 21 point gap.
    Reed-Custer wound up shooting 34 percent from the floor, had 26 rebounds and eight steals, but those stats were overshadowed by 24 turnovers down the stretch.
    Jaden Christian led the offense on the night with 12 points, while Amber Duran and Karina Marrs both followed with 10 each.
    Antoinette Hill and Kylie Balgemann both chipped in with six points, and Haley Hamilton rounded out the effort with three points.
    Hill had a great game of attacking the boards, finishing with a team-leading 10 rebounds.
    Reed-Custer continued conference action on Tuesday against Herscher at home, and will be back on the court Thursday against Plano.
Reed-Custer 47,
St. Laurence 22

    The Lady Comets earned a final win in the Beecher Ladycat Classic last Tuesday night, as they defeated St. Laurence in dominating fashion.
    Reed-Custer played strong all game long, jumping to an 11-0 lead by the end of the first quarter, and continued to outpace the opposition down the stretch.
    By half-time, the Lady Comets swelled their lead to 21-9, and would wind up with the lopsided score of 47-22 to walk away with the victory.
    All-Tournament selection Balgemann led the team with another double-double on the season, earning 15 points and 14 rebounds.
    Fellow sophomore Christian chipped in with another 12 points, and junior Hill added another double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.