The West Liberty High School Boys Basketball team saw their season end Thursday to the hands of Mid-Prairie in Wellman, falling in the district semi-final, 65-35.
Having advanced via forfeit the week prior, the Comets found themselves in a match-up against a River Valley Conference foe to keep their season alive. Having already fallen twice to the Golden Hawks this season, the Comets knew they would have their hands full in going after their fifth win of the season.
The Comets kept the game competitive through the first quarter, trailing by just two after the opening period and leaving themselves within striking distance to pull off the upset, 11-9.
But the hosts went on to score 18 points in the second period and expand their lead, the Comets down by 11 heading into the half time break
The Golden Hawks exploded out of the break, outscoring the Comets 21-4 in the third period. The Comets didn’t go away without a fight, scoring 13 in the final quarter, but ultimately falling by 30, 65-35.
Junior Caleb Wulf led the Comets in their final outing of the season with 12 points, five rebounds and four assists. Senior Chance Thrasher hit 10 points, while collecting nine rebounds and an assist in his final outing as a Comet.
Ty Jones, a freshman, put through seven points while adding four rebounds and an assist. Jahsiah Galvan had four points and eight rebounds for West Liberty while Hector Adames ended his career with the Comets with two points, a rebound and an assist.
The Comets graduate two seniors and will return the majority of their lineup, including three starters.
The Comets concluded their season 4-16 overall and 2-14 in RVC conference play.