Coloma Boys Basketball gets their first win of the season!
The Coloma boys’ varsity basketball team would compete against Gobles on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The Tigers would come into the game with a record of 0-12 and were looking for their first win of the season as were the Comets.
Gobles would have some close games throughout their season including their one point loss to Marcellus, 51-52, as well as a five point loss to Bangor with a final score of 41-46. One major flaw for Gobles would be their inconsistency on the offensive side of the ball as they had scored 50 points in games but had also scored as low as four points in a game as well.
This would be a key contributor for the Comets as they looked to secure their first win as their defense has often struggled throughout the season, so to get a team with a struggling offense would be something Coloma would look to capitalize on. The Comets would come out of the gate strong on the offensive end looking to capitalize against the defense of Gobles. Coloma would keep moving offensively throughout the first half of the game, but Gobles was able to keep it close heading into halftime.
The Tigers would be able to pick up their offensive game in the second half, scoring deep inside on the Comets. The teams would be in a tight game heading into the fourth quarter as Gobles looked to upset the Comets for their first win of the season. But Coloma was able to keep grinding away on the offensive end and while the game remained close, they were able to seal it at the end with free throws. The Comets would defeat Gobles for their first win of the season, 44-34!
Congratulations to the Comets on their first win as it has been a tough season, but the boys have grinded hard each and every game and it has finally paid off for them!
Coloma would compete again on Friday, Jan. 20 on the road as they would take on a red hot Watervliet Panthers team. Watervliet would come into the game with a 6-1 record on the season after nearly defeating the Benton Harbor Tigers. The Comets would come into the game having just won their first game of the season and would surely look to keep their winning ways going.
Watervliet would drive past the interior defense of the Comets to get to the basket. Coloma would try to hang in offensively but the strong defense of the Panthers would create a large halftime deficit for the Comets. The Coloma boys would have their work cut out for them in the second half if they had plans to upset the Panthers.
Coloma would find some defensive protection against Watervliet in the second half in terms of protecting the paint. But the Panthers were able to hit their midrange and long range shots which eventually opened up the interior for them to attack once again against the Comets. Coloma would not be able to find much rhythm in their offense in the second half. The Panthers would swarm the ball defensively and create bad turnovers forcing the Comets to settle for tough contested jumpers. Coloma would play hard throughout the game but the Panthers would prove to be too much for the Comets. The Panthers would take the win by a score of 59-31.
Comet Bowling defeats Comstock
The Coloma boys bowling team would compete against Comstock on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Coloma would come out strong in the first baker’s match, winning by a score of 155-125. The second baker’s match would be close but the Comets would win it as well by a score of 170-160.
For the first regular match, Neal Wilson would lead the Comets off with a score of 171. The second bowler for the Comets would be split between Galvin Morlock and Garrett Wolfe as they would combine for 101 points. Conner Kiser was the third bowler for the Comets and would score a 113 in his first match. James Anthony was up next in the fourth spot and he would bowl the night’s best game with a score of 217. Brodie McQuillan was in the anchor spot and would also get into the 200 range with a score of 200 in his first regular match. The Comets would take the first regular match by a score of 802-797.
Wilson would leadoff for the Comets again in the second match and would score a 188 and finish with a combined score of 359 on the night. Garrett Wolfe was the second bowler in the second match and he would score a 116 in his single complete match of the night. Kiser was third for the Comets and he would post a score of 124 and finish with a combined score of 237. James Anthony bowled fourth with a 163 in his second match of the night and would finish with a total score of 380. McQuillan was in the fifth spot for the Comets in their second match and he would bowl a 185, as well as finish with the highest combined point total with 385.
Coloma boys would go on to win the second regular match by a score of 776-743 and outscore Comstock 1,578-1,540. The Comets would win the match by a total of 25-5.
The Coloma girls bowling team would compete as well on Jan. 18 against Comstock. The Lady Comets would open play with a close loss in the first baker’s match, 99-105. They would struggle again in the second baker’s match, as they would drop it 105-126.
The girls would start off the first regular match with Alyse Grenon, as she would score an 87. Molley Haase would be the second bowler for the Comets and she score a 118 in her sole match of the night. Heavyn Swetay would be the third bowler for Coloma, scoring a 140 in her first match. Mackenzie Hosbein was the fourth bowler for the Comets, scoring a 159. Savannah Hamilton was in the anchor spot and she would score the night’s best score with a 186. The Lady Comets would win the first regular match by a score of 690-566.
Grenon would start things off again for the Comets in the second regular match, scoring a 149 and finishing with a combined score of 236 on the night. Haase and Amber Cheek would split the second match in the second spot for Coloma, scoring a combined 76 points. Swetay would score a 163 in her second match as she would finish with a combined score of 303. Hosbein was again in the fourth spot and would score a 172 in her second match and would finish with a combined score of 331. Savannah Hamilton would hold down the fifth spot for the Comets, as she would score a 139 in her second match and finish with a combined score of 325.
The Lady Comets would go on to win the second regular match by a score of 699-591. They would outscore Comstock with a combined score total of 1,389-1,159 and would come back to win the match by a score of 18-12!
A Look into the Week
Boys and girls bowling teams will compete against South Haven on Thursday, Jan. 26 with a start time of 3:30 p.m.
Girls’ Basketball will compete at Bridgman on Thursday, Jan. 26 in a varsity level contest. The start time of the game will be at 6 p.m.
Varsity Competitive Cheer will compete at Berrien Springs on Thursday, Jan. 26, also with a start time of 6 p.m.
Boys Varsity Basketball will compete against Bridgman on Friday, Jan. 27 with a start time of 7:30 p.m.
Wrestling will compete at the Saint Joseph County Meet on Saturday, January 28th with a start time of 9:30a.m.
The Girls’ Basketball team will compete in a junior varsity level contest against Brandywine on Saturday, January 28th with a start time of 3:30p.m.
The Boys’ Basketball team will compete against Brandywine on Saturday, January 28th with a start time of 6:30p.m.