Comet season comes to a close

    The Reed-Custer varsity boys basketball team saw their season come to an end on Wednesday, falling 62-54 in the opening round of the regional to Seneca.
    The loss came just five days after the Comets beat Seneca in the final game of the regular season. Reed-Custer defeated the Irish that Friday, 74-60.
    Unfortunately, they just couldn’t keep the momentum going in the postseason, struggling to really get their offense going from the second quarter on.
    The first quarter made it look like the Comets were going to win substantially, securing a 20-9 lead through the first frame, and continuing to hang out front at halftime, 30-23.
    The second half leaned heavily in Seneca’s favor, as they tied the game up through the third quarter, outscoring the Comets, 16-9, to even the game, 39-39.
    It all came down to the fourth quarter, where Seneca had their biggest frame of the night, while the Comets mustered 15 points. The Irish finished with a 23-point frame to pull away for the win in the Regional.
    “I feel for our seniors,” said R-C coach Mark Porter. “They have put in so much time and effort. They have been so much fun for myself and our assistant coaches to work with.”
    Russell Page and Gavin Grace led the Comets with 16 points each. Page tacked on six steals and eight rebounds, while Grace gathered five steals.
    Dylan Hutchsion picked up 10 points with an added five rebounds and four steals.
    Rick Siegers finished with five points, Bryce Martis earned four, and Cory McGregor chipped in two points.
    AJ Cherry rounded out the effort with a lone free-throw.
    Reed-Custer finishes their season with a record of 11-17. They will be hoping to build upon this season next year.
    The Comets will now say goodbye to seven seniors, including Grace, Page, Hutchison, Martis, McGregor, Tyler Hood and Zach Weaver.