8th A Team

3-5 - Comstock 34 - Battle Creek 35
3-5 - Comstock 28 - Hopkins 33

The Comstock 8th Grade Girls Basketball ended their season with no regrets, dropping two highly-contested games at their home tournament.
Comstock lost their tournament opener against Battle Creek, 35-34. The Colts trailed by 12 at halftime but mounted a great comeback in the second half, thanks to relentless effort and a potent full court press. The girls were extremely aggressive late in the game as they completely dominated both ends of the court, attempting a whopping 14 free throws in the 4th quarter. They outscored Battle Creek 14-4 in that span, but just didn't finish enough shots to come out the victors. Brynne Johnson had a monster second half, scoring all of her team-high 16 points. Kelci Wilson-Abrams added 10. The entire team played their best defense of the season in their valiant comeback attempt.
After exerting a huge amount of energy in their rally against Battle Creek, Comstock ran out of steam late in a 33-28 loss to Hopkins. The Colts came out playing great basketball in the first quarter, totally dominating every facet of the game. Once again, the Colts struggled shooting the ball as they failed to convert on one quality chance after another. Hopkins was able to chip away at the score and managed just enough out of their limited opportunities to hold on to a small lead throughout the game. The Colts fought hard in the 3rd quarter to regain a 2 point advantage going into the 4th, but just couldn't put the game away. Brynne Johnson led all scorers with 13 points while Kelsey Militzer and Kelci Wilson Abrams each chipped in 6.
Putting into perspective all of the hardships that the team has faced throughout the season, this group of ladies should be very proud. Although their record may not indicate all of the growth that they have made as a team, if the girls stick together and continue to do things the right way, the wins are sure to pile up in the future. Go Colts!

2-29 - Comstock 18 - Lakeview 25 - Scrimmage

The Comstock 8th Grade A Team lost a close game to Lakeview, 25-18. Snow Days did not treat Comstock kindly as they really struggled throughout the game with turnovers and finishing at the basket. Despite the Colt's sloppy play, they were able to gain a lead going into the 4th quarter. In the end, Lakeview was able to capitalize on more of their opportunities in crunch time. Even as the game slipped away in the final moments, the girls battled hard and did not quit. Kelci Wilson Abrams led Comstock with 8 points while Angel Currie chipped in 5.

2-24 - Comstock vs Delton-Kellogg

2-22 - Comstock 37 - Galesburg-Augusta 18

The Comstock 8th Grade Basketball Team overcame a rough first half to defeat Galesburg, 37-18. The girls had trouble finishing shots and protecting the basketball early, but were really sparked by the defense of Jessica Sively and scoring of Kelci Wilson-Abrams as Comstock pulled away in the 3rd quarter. Kelci Wilson-Abrams led the Colts with 12 while Kelsey Militzer, Angel Currie, Marissa McBride, Amber Payne, Brynne Johnson and Madisynn Overholts-Doty all contributed in a very balanced scoring attack. Keep improving, ladies! Go Colts!

2-17 - Comstock 48 - St. Monica 45

The Comstock 8th Grade A Team put together their best performance of the season in a 48-45 win against Saint Monica. The girls were positive, displayed great effort, and most-importantly played as a team from start to finish. Jessica Sively was a star (again) on defense with great effort and heart, holding Saint Monica's best player to a mediocre performance. Kierra Garrett had a game-high 21 points while Kelci Wilson-Abrams and Brynne Johnson also scored 12 and 11, respectively. Kelsey Militzer and Angel Currie each played very important roles in the final minutes of the game as well. The group looks to keep this momentum going by finishing the season strong! Go Colts!!! 

2-15 - Comstock 19 - Parchment 37

The Comstock 8th Grade basketball team lost 37-19 against Parchment. The Colts did some great things both offensively and defensively. They absolutely dominated the first half, but just could not buy a bucket. Jessica Sively played a huge roll in the game creating havoc on the defensive end while netting a team-high 7 points. The ladies will continue to grind and hopefully more shots will start falling in their favor. Go Comstock!

2-10 - Comstock 15 - Kalamazoo Christian 46

The Comstock A Team had a difficult time putting the ball in the basket in a lopsided, 46-15 loss to a hot-shooting Kalamazoo Christian team. The Colts played stellar defense in the first, holding KC to only 4 points. Despite great effort, their opponents couldn't miss in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Comstock wasn't without opportunities on the offensive end, with much improved ball movement. They were getting good shots as they attempted a season-high of 17 free throws...the ladies just couldn't capitalize. This group will continue to fight as the season continues. They will not quit and will get better each and every day.

2-8 - Comstock 23 - Martin 56

The Comstock 8th Grade Girls were beaten handily by Martin, 56-23. The ladies had a lot of trouble (early) keeping up with Martin's high-tempo offense. The girls played much tougher in the second half behind the stellar defensive efforts of Marissa McBride, Amber Payne, and Jessica Sively. The team is working hard while stepping up and learning new roles. The group's focus will continue to be set on improving each and every day. Go Comstock!

2-3 - Comstock 29 - Parchment 31

The 8th Grade A Team dropped a nail-biter to Parchment, 31-29. Comstock controlled the game until collapsing in the final minutes due to turnovers. Kelci Wilson-Abrams led the Colts with 12 points. The ladies fought hard throughout the entire game and showed a lot of heart even as the game slipped away in the final moments. 

2-1 - Comstock 20 - Delton-Kellogg 34

The 8th Grade A Team got off to another sluggish start against a much improved Delton team, losing 34-20. The girls played uninspired basketball throughout the first half, trailing 24-11 after 2 quarters. The girls were able to regroup a bit after the break by playing much tougher basketball, especially on the defensive end. Kelci Wilson-Abrams led all scores with a game-high 10 points. Marissa McBride played great on both ends of the court, giving maximum-effort throughout. The ladies have had some tough breaks throughout to start the season, but have an opportunity to turn things around going forward with hard work and determination.

1-27 - Comstock 41 - St. Monica 50

The A Team lost a close game against St. Monica, 50-41. After going down by 10 points early, the Colts toughened up on defense capturing a two-point lead going into the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, they just didn't have enough to withstand St. Monica's push in the final minutes. Brynne Johnson and Kelci Wilson-Abrams led Comstock in scoring with 15 and 14. Jessica Sivley showed great hustle throughout the game.

1-25 - Comstock 29 - Galesburg-Augusta 13

The Comstock 8th Grade Girls Basketball A Team notched their first win of the season against Galesburg, 29-13. The Colts were victorious despite a dreadful shooting night (in part) thanks to Kelci Wilson-Abrams' game-high 17 points. Ceirra Jackson, Jessica Sively and Marissa McBride were very aggressive defensively while Angel Currie, Amber Payne and Kelsey Militzer played solidly throughout. Go Colts!

1-21 - Comstock 39 - Kalamazoo Christian 41

The A Team lost a heart-breaker to Kalamazoo Christian, 41-39. After leading much of the game, the team got into foul trouble and just didn't have enough to hold the advantage in the fourth quarter. Kierra Garret led all scorers with 13. Brynne Johnson also hit double digits with 10 while Kelci Wilson-Abrams and Eriana Matthews each added 6. The girls have already made great strides as a team in their work ethic and attitudes. They look forward to continue improving tonight against Galesburg. Go Comstock!