7th A Team

7th Grade A Team
Coach Nick Sasak

3-3 - Comstock Tournament Runner Up

2-28 - Comstock 28 - Kalamazoo Christian 48

The 7th Grade Girls were just too inconsistent (in key moments) to keep up with a stellar defense, losing 28-48 to Kalamazoo Christian. Comstock played extremely well on both ends in the 1st half, but closed poorly. They had a chance to tie the game with only a minute remaining in the 2nd quarter, but instead, turned the ball over and somehow allowed their opponent to carry a 9 point lead into the break. This deficit was too much to overcome as the girls ran out of gas in the 4th quarter. Anna Shreiner and Rhayna Smith had fantastic games down low. Shreiner was able to net a career-high 11 points (thanks to her offensive rebounding), while Smith was also relentless on the boards, throughout. Even though the game got away from the girls in the second half, they were much improved against K-Christian the second time around. In their first meeting, the Colts were only able to put up 2 points in the first half and 10 for the entire game. These ladies have come a long way and are definitely getting better. Go Colts!

2-22 - Comstock 42 - Constantine 51

Shorthanded and playing their 3rd game of the week, the 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team ran out of steam on defense against a hot-shooting Constantine squad, 51-42. The Colts failed to consistently keep their defensive assignments/positioning and also struggled to close-out on their opponents' key shooters. Offensively, the girls scored their largest point total of the season (42) in an incredibly balanced scoring attack. Three Colts scored 8 points, one player registered 6, while the rest of the team chipped in 4 points, each. The ladies will continue to work hard on both ends of the court (this week) in practice as they prepare for the home stretch. Go Colts!

2-21 - Comstock 21 - Vicksburg 20

With only 5 seconds on the clock and trailing by a point, Comstock’s Anna Putti inbounded the ball perfectly to a cutting Macy Searles for a game winner in Vicksburg. The Colts’ amazing 21-20 victory over a much bigger and stronger team can be attributed to the girls relentless effort and much improved focus/poise. The girls finally put everything together on their full court press in the second half. Their defensive pressure forced a ton of turnovers, which also helped jumpstart their scoring during the rally. Macy Searles was clutch, especially in the 4th quarter, as she led all scorers with 13 points. In addition, Anna Putti was a beast handling the basketball as she created many great opportunities for her teammates off of the dribble. Awesome win, ladies!

2-19 - Comstock 15 - Delton-Kellogg 33

The 7th Grade Girls Basketball played extremely tough in a 15-33 loss to Delton. The Colts showed off their much improved defense (early on), only trailing by 1 point going into the second quarter. Delton was able to pull ahead with a big second quarter, but our girls continued to fight and hang around until the end. This is a huge contrast from an earlier meeting against Delton, where the Colts were only able to score 8 points while almost the entire second half was played with a running clock (due to the lopsided score). Brianne Doud and Reece Salters did a great job defending Delton's best player throughout the contest, holding her to only 8 points (opposed to 20 in the previous game). Anna Putti also gained some valuable experience handling the ball against Delton's very strong and aggressive defenders on the perimeter. She got better as the game went on. Despite the loss, Comstock showed a lot of heart and pride. Great job, girls!

2-14 - Comstock 20 - Galesburg-Augusta 32

Lack of practice really caught up to the 7th Grade Girls Basketball team in a 20-32 loss to Galesburg. The Colts played poorly on both ends of the court and had major difficulties protecting and moving the basketball against a much improved Galesburg defense. Brianne Doud and Macy Searles were huge bright spots for Comstock on the defensive side of the ball. They both did an awesome job helping on screens, which made it hard at times for Galesburg to score. Mackenzie Bowers also played one of her best games of the season, showing great effort and focus throughout. The ladies will finally get some much needed time in the gym this week to get back on track.

2-12 - Comstock 37 - Parchment 36

With virtually no practice the past few weeks, the 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team won a thriller at Parchment, 37-36. The win avenged a tough loss earlier in the season and was done in remarkable fashion. Comstock played their best-overall game of the season on both ends as they carried a lead into halftime, despite not being able to finish easy shots. Parchment went on to make a big run in the 3rd quarter and had a solid lead early in the 4th quarter...that's when our girls went crazy! The Colts went on to outscore Parchment 16-6 in the final 5 minutes of the game. Autumn Hummel was the game-high scorer with 14 while Macy Searles added some huge buckets down the stretch on her way to 9. Anna Putti was a beast again at point guard while Reece Salters blanketed Parchment's best scorer with suffocating defense for the majority of the game. In addition, Rhayna Smith hit two huge shots in the second half, her first points of the season. Overall, it was an awesome team win for the Colts! Go Comstock!

2-7 - Comstock 10 - Kalamazoo Christian 28

The 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team dropped a poorly played game to Kalamazoo Christian, 28-10. The Colts' slow and sloppy start was too much too overcome, despite playing a much improved 2nd half. Anna Shreiner showed a lot of heart throughout the game, as she played extremely tough while not feeling the greatest. Reece Salters was also very aggressive on the defensive end. Even though the girls have had very little practice of late (due to school cancellations, etc.), the girls did not quit. They are not going to make excuses and only look to improve as the season moves forward.

1-29 - Comstock 35 - Delton-Kellogg 8

The 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team was outmatched in a 35-8 loss to Delton. The team lacked its usual quickness and had difficulties moving the basketball against Delton's physical guards. Brie Doud did a great job creating space for her teammates by setting solid screens, while Rhayna Smith continued her improved rebounding, throughout. The girls will look to continue getting better this week in practice. Go Comstock!

1-24 - Comstock 33 - Parchment 34

The 7th Grade Girls A Team lost a heartbreaker to Parchment, 34-33. Comstock had the game in hand with a 5 point lead and less than two minutes to go, but somehow lost focus and control in the final moments. Despite the collapse, the team played pretty well against a bigger, stronger squad. Autumn Hummel paced the Colts with 13 points while Anna Putti added some huge buckets in the second half, scoring 10. The girls will continue to work hard on improving their overall team-defense and intensity, as well as their poise during crunch time. Great job, girls!

1-22 - Comstock 30 - Galesburg-Augusta 16

The 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team played well in a 30-16 win over Galesburg. Autumn Hummel had a fantastic game for the Colts with a game/career-high 16 points. Reece Salters and Anna Putti each added 6 in the victory. Awesome job, ladies!