Garrison stuns Comet girls
By Suzanne Werre
The Comet girls hoopsters went from the height of success last Monday in the Surrey win, when senior guard Abby Landenberger surpassed the 1000-point mark in scoring, to their first actual low point of the season, when they suffered their first loss to a visiting Garrison team, 58-44, Friday.
The Comets led at all three breaks, leading by eight points at half-time, but a dismal fourth quarter in which the Troopers outscored the Comets 25-6 led to Underwood dropping the key district game. It moved their record to 9-1.
"Garrison did a nice job of penetrating and kicking the ball out, and we got being over-anxious at times and giving them more easy shots than what we would have liked," said Comet coach Toni Cottingham.
It was a quick turnaround in the fourth quarter when the Troopers cashed in on a couple treys, and the Comets followed up with a couple quick turnovers. The Comets were picked off 19 times in the game compared to Garrison’s 11.