January 9, 2019

State-ranked teams stymie Comet cagers

By Suzanne Werre
Underwood Head Coach Gary Ballard’s prediction that this past week’s girls hoops games would be tough were spot on, as the Comets lost a pair of games on the hard court to two state-ranked teams, Velva and Linton.
Linton bumped off the Comets Thursday night in Underwood by the score of 47-27, and the Comets fell to Velva Friday night on the Aggies’ home court, falling by the score of 57-27.
“Both of those two teams are really high-caliber teams,” said Ballard. “It’s good to play teams like that.”
The Comets struggled to score in both outings as the state-ranked teams’ defense shut down the Comets’ offense.
Despite the losses, Ballard was positive about the Comets’ effort, and he’s confident looking forward. The more experience his young players get -- there isn’t a senior on the roster – the more confident they’ll become.
“I think the kids will be fine,” he said. “Rebounding is always a concern – we need to get better on the boards rebounding, and the big thing is turnovers and getting more people involved offensively.”

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