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Boys Basketball shows some improvement in a difficult year

Coloma varsity boys basketball would kick off the week with their game against Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Kalamazoo would come into the game with a 5-2 record overall on the season and having just lost to Saginaw Nouvel a week prior by a score of 68-82. Their only other loss on the season would come at the Don Jackson Invitational at Kalamazoo Central where they would lose to Burton Madison Academy by a score of 50-77.

Kalamazoo Hackett is a strong team offensively on the court as they had scored 80 points twice throughout the season already prior to their matchup with Coloma. They have a strong defense as well, where they held teams to under 50 points in every game aside from their two loses. Their best defensive performance came against Gobles where Kalamazoo would win 65-12.

Coloma came into the game looking to get their first win on the season against a very tough opponent. Coloma had two games this season where they had scored 50 or more points, but they would need their best offensive performance of the season to beat Kalamazoo. Kalamazoo would jump out to an early lead against Coloma, and they never looked back.

The Comets would try to stay competitive throughout the game but Kalamazoo was just too much for them to handle as Kalamazoo Hackett would beat the Coloma by a score of 28-68, handing Coloma their second biggest loss this year. Coloma would fall to 0-6 on the season after the game.

Boys varsity basketball would compete again on Friday, Jan. 13 against Allegan. Allegan would come into the game with a record of 3-4 on the season. The Tigers had a losing record coming into the game, but they only had one bad loss so far which was a 30-point defeat against Saugatuck. Allegan is a strong team offensively as they have ranged from scores as high as 69 points to as low as 44 points scored.

With Allegan not scoring a lot of points, their defense has pulled through for them and put on some strong displays. They were able to keep their opponents under 60 points in five out of their seven games with their best defensive performance coming against Holland Black River with Allegan only allowing 34 points. Coloma would be set for the match to look to test the offense of Allegan, who were coming off their best performance outing three days prior when they beat Constantine 69-54.

Coloma had struggled on the season with defending teams that are strong on the offensive end, but with Allegan it seemed like Coloma would have the possibility to at least slow down their offense and keep it close. The Comets would come out in the game early producing on offense and would slow down the offense for Allegan to keep the game close going into the half. Coming out of halftime though, Allegan would make some adjustments and they would start to see more success on the offensive end of the court.

Coloma would try to keep up, and while their offense would do decent in comparison to recent games, they could not keep up with Allegan. The game would get too far out of hand for the Comets at the end and they would lose by a final score of 45-64. A bright spot for the Comets is that they would get some offensive production after not scoring over thirty points in their last two games. Hopefully the offense found something positive that clicked and that they can build on for the games coming up.

Coloma’s record would go to 0-7 on the season after this game.

Coloma Girls Bowling stays rolling

The Coloma girls bowling team would compete on Thursday, Jan. 12 against Comstock. The Lady Comets would win the first baker’s match by a score of 90-79 but they would go on to lose the second baker’s match by a score of 97-111.


RUNNERS-UP… Coloma Comet girls bowling team after their Second Place Finish at the Battle Creek Battle of the Bakers Tournament on Jan. 8, 2023. Pictured are: (from the left) Back - Alyse Grenon, Mackenzie Hosbein, Savannah Hamilton, Heavyn Swetay, Coach Tyler Cantrell; Front - Molley Haase and Amber Cheek. (Contributed photo)

In the first regular match, Amber Cheek would lead off for the Comets scoring a 102. Molley Haase would be the second bowler for the Comets, scoring an 80 in her first match. Alyse Grenon was the third bowler for the Comets and she would score a 99. Savannah Hamilton was the fourth bowler, scoring a 138. Mackenzie Hosbein was the anchor for the Comets in the first match and would score a 136. Coloma would combine for a score of 580 in the first regular match and would take the match by a score of 580-519.

Haase would lead off for the Comets in the second regular match with a score of 81 and would finish with a combined total of 161. Cheek was the second bowler for the Comets, scoring a 72 and finishing with a combined score of 179. Grenon was up next, scoring a 104 in her second match and finishing with a combined total of 203. Hosbein was the fourth bowler for the Coloma and would bowl a 141 in her second match and finish with a combined score of 277. Savannah Hamilton was in the anchor spot for the Comets in the second match and she would score a 163 finishing with a combined score of 301. The Comets would outscore Comstock 561-492 in the second regular match, and they would outscore them with a combined total of the two matches 1,141-1011. Coloma would go on to win the match with a final score of 21-9.

Coloma girls bowling also recently competed at the Battle Creek Battle of the Bakers Tournament where they finished in 2nd Place overall!

Competitive Cheerleading has great start

Coloma’s Competitive Cheerleading team has had a strong start to the 2023 year already as they placed 1st overall at the Mattawan Invitational and they also placed 3rd overall at the first SAC Conference Jamboree of the season. Great job Comets!

A Look into the Week

Competitive Cheerleading will compete on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Allegan with a start time of 6 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 21 at Coloma with a start time of 10 a.m.

Wrestling will compete on Friday, Jan. 20 at Comstock with a start time of 4 p.m.

High school girls basketball will compete on Friday, Jan. 20 at Watervliet with a start time of 4:15 p.m.

Varsity boys basketball will compete on Friday, January 20 at Watervliet with a start time of 7:30 p.m.

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