The Comets improved their season record to 10-1, with their fifth straight win Tuesday night, beating the Breckenridge Cowboys70-57.
Coach Gregg Preston recalled the night, “We had a very good first half as we jumped out to a 38-19...Our defensive footwork on the ball, help defense, and rebounding were very good. Our offensive execution was also pretty solid with 12 assists the first half and we all played aggressive and with precision.
Freshman Kyler Newman (14 points), Jared Christenson (8 points), and Reggie Undseth led the first-half charge. The Cowboys were the obvious aggressor during the last 12 minutes of the game, supported by their sharp-shooting at the free-throw line (20 of 25). The late rally was cut short by the Comets' defense and level-headed play.
Jake Isaac led the Comets with 15 points, 3 assists and 2 steals. Tommy Thompson added 9 points while Chris Tungseth provided leadership on the court to go with his 8 points and 7 assists. Micah Jones helped halt the Cowboys late-game charge while selflessly adding 5 points and 7 assists.
Breckenridge coach Tyler Borman complimented the class and resiliency of the Comets. "Credit Hillcrest, they executed their offense and consistently hit their shots...We played with better energy in the second half, but still did not play well overall, but Hillcrest had something to do with that. It was disappointing to see with how well we had been playing, but a good Hillcrest team made us pay."