Senior Night Thriller Leaves Comets on Up Swing
Hillcrest's Boys Basketball team is putting together a streak of entertaining games that are leaving fans jumping. Senior Ben Herzog started his hot night of scoring with a baseline dunk, and Jake Isaac flashed his athletic prowess with a backboard alley-oop in the second half, giving the Comets momentum to stop a hot-handed Underwood team.
Underwood started the game by trading scores with the Comets. For every defensive stop or layup the Comets produced, Underwood stood at the other end of the court copying the Comets' efforts.
Hillcrest pulled away with determination in the second half. Closing the night shooting 40%, Hillcrest outworked Underwood in a half-court trap, causing turnovers that presented the Comets with some colorful scoring opportunities.
Hillcrest was led by Ben Herzog, who scored 23 point with 7 rebounds and 7 steals in his senior night contest. The Comets look ahead to Wheaton/Herman-Norcross for a President's Day double-header before their highlighted game in Battle Lake on Tuesday, February 17.