Girls keep West Branch at bay


Finley Hall eclipsed 1,000 point in her career in the Comets 70 - 42 rout of the West Branch Bears Saturday, Dec. 17, at West Liberty high school. The Comets improve to 4-2 on the season after their penultimate game of the 2022 leg of their season.

The Comets struggled early in the matchup, trailing 13 - 2 at the midpoint of the quarter, forcing a timeout.

The defense locked in for the remainder of the quarter, holding the Bears scoreless in the final four minutes, closing the lead to three. The Bears trailed 13 - 10 after the opening quarter.

The offense launched into orbit, scoring 25 points before the half, pulling apart the plush Bear defense.

The Comets held the Bears in nine points as, rolling into the half up 35 - 22.

The Comets followed the break scoring 16 in the third and 19 more in the final quarter.

Finley Hall finished the contest with 25 points.

Complete team stats were not available at press time.