Comets turn away Tigers

from staff reports

   Getting 10 points apiece from Chris Rutledge and Sammy Maricle, the Central Comets polished off a 36-29 victory over the Keenburg Tigers on Monday.
   The Comets built a 24-16 halftime lead, then held their own the rest of the way to collect the win. Justin Jaynes added a nine-point showing for the Central club.
   Opie Lambert had 14 points to pace the Tigers of Keenburg.
   In girls action, a 14-point performance by Cassie Osborne catapulted the Lady Comets to a resounding 37-15 triumph.
   Central, which shut out Keenburg 11-0 in the opening stanza, picked up a half-dozen points from Tia Hughes. The Lady Tigers were topped by Trivette with eight points.
   In a junior varsity contest, Matt Moore totaled 11 points in lifting the Baby Comets to a 25-18 decision over the Tigers.
   Josh Moore and Nick Sanders chipped in six points apiece for the winning club, which scored just one point in the first quarter but got things rolling in the second. Chris Marley had seven for Keenburg.
   Central also captured the JV girls tilt, 34-10, riding a 16-point effort off the shooting hand of Courtney Byers. Ketta Metcalf contributed eight points for the Lady Comets, who led allowed just two points during the first half of play.
   Wright led the Lady Tigers with six points.