Lady Comets pick up first I-8 win

    The Reed-Custer varsity girls basketball team took full advantage of Lisle’s miscues, as they were able to pick up their first conference win of the season on the road against the Lions, 48-23.
    Reed-Custer (3-7 overall, 1-4 conference) started slow Thursday night, managing just five points to Lisle’s seven, but quickly slammed the door shut the remaining three quarters.
    “It was a big win tonight for us,” said head coach Nick Klein. “Antoinette Hill and Jaden Christian both had huge games.”
    The team produced double-digit points in the following quarters, recording 12 in the second, 16 in the third and 15 in the fourth to outpace the opposition.
    The defense also held the Lions to single digits throughout the game, as Lisle managed just 16 points through the final three quarters.
    In total, it was a pure dominating game from the Lady Comets, as they shot 38 percent from the floor, secured 31 rebounds, had 22 steals and forced 32 turnovers.
    Hill and Christian led the offense with 17 and 14 points, respectively, as Hill earned another double-double with 10 rebounds.
    Amber Duran follwoed with nine points, while Kylie Balgemann added another four points and six rebounds.
    Karina Marrs and Haley Hamilton rounded out the effort with two points each, as Marrs also added seven rebounds.
    Reed-Custer traveled to Dwight on Tuesday, and will bring the basketball action back home on Thursday, as they host Streator for another conference match-up.