by Elisabeth Peterson and Quincey Circo | Staff Reporters
On January 30, the Comet boys’ basketball team traveled to Parkers Prairie and picked-up an earned win with a score of 79-56. Daniel Nersten, Chris Tungseth, and Evan Malmstrom all scored in the double digits, as well as Evan Newman who put up a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Malmstrom and Jake Isaac distributed 5 assists.
The following Saturday, February 1, the boys took on Oak Grove. After a hard fight, the Comets fell 83-69.
February 3 saw the Comet boys’ home game relocated due to a heating device malfunction. The game was played at the Fergus Falls Community and Technical College due to water leaking from the heating unit in the Student Activity Center. Jake Isaac took advantage of the relocated game scoring a team high 27 points. Daniel Nersten followed Isaac’s lead with 22. Evan Newman had 9 rebounds, and Chris Tungseth had 5 assists. Despite the change in location, the Comet boys won with a score of 65-52.
February 7 the Comet boys traveled to Underwood to add on a 66-36 win. Jake Isaac led with 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals. Daniel Nersten had 18 points and 7 rebounds. Quincy Undseth distributed 4 assists.
February 8, the boys hosted Park Christian and stepped up during the second half to earn another win with a score of 73-62 as the dust settled. Daniel Nersten had 29 points, Jake Isaac and Chris Tungseth both added 12 points, and Evan Malmstrom contributed with 10. Evan Newman pulled down 10 boards.
The Lady Comets have also played tough in the Little Eight this season. Friday, January 24 the girls’ basketball team traveled to Battle Lake. Kelsey Nersten contributed 12 points, and Megan Aasness pick-pocketed 4 steals, also adding 8 points. The girls fought hard, but were defeated 44-28.
Saturday, January 25, the lady Comets were held back by CGB, 48-34. Megan Aasness dropped 11 points, with 3 steals.
The girls lost in Ashby Friday, January 31 and again to Oak Grove on February 1, losing 72-35. Kelsey Nersten had 9 points, 3 assist, 3 steals, and 5 rebounds. Megan Aasness and Emma royce both added 8 points, and Royce pulled down 13 rebounds.
February 7th, the girls had a home game against Rothsay. After a tough fight, the Comets fell 48-40. Nersten led the Comets with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Aasness added 9 points, while Ingrid Hammer had 6 rebounds and 4 points.
The following day, February 8th, the Hillcrest girls won against Park Christian with a score of 39-37. With four seconds left in the game and a tied score of 37-37, Kelsey Nersten made 2 free-throws, and finished with 14 points. Emma royce added 9 points and 10 rebounds, while Laura Tungseth had 8 points, 2 assists, and 7 rebounds.