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Lady Comets roll Friday

Lady Comets roll Friday

November 23rd, 2013 in News

The Fatima Lady Comets were the darlings of the jamboree.

Fatima picked up three double-digit victories against Helias, Jefferson City and Blair Oaks at a basketball jamboree Friday night at Helias. The Lady Comets played two six-minute quarters against each opponent.

"We came in here with people asking us, "Can we compete?' I think we showed we can compete," Fatima head coach Dustin Hays said. "We played well. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little surprised by the outcome tonight. At the same time I knew I've got a pretty good group."

Fatima started with Helias, using an 8-0 advantage after one quarter to take a 24-9 victory. Morgan Brandt paced the Lady Comets with seven points.

Fatima then took on Jefferson City. It was another dominant opening period for the Lady Comets, as they used a 16-0 edge in the quarter to propel themselves to a 22-4 win.

Logan Abbott led Fatima with six points on a pair of 3-pointers.

Fatima finished with Blair Oaks. The Lady Comets trailed by as many as four and were down 12-10 after one quarter. Fatima responded with a trio of 3s and surged to a 30-17 victory.

Brandt drained three 3s to lead the Lady Comets with 11 points, finishing with a team-high 21 points on the night.

"She's our motor," Hays said. "How she goes we go a lot of the time. That's what we need."

Fatima opens the season Dec. 2 against Owensville.

"Our defensive intensity was what pleased me the most," Hays said of Fatima's play Friday. "We got after it on the defensive end. Our ball movement on offense was pretty good. We got some open 3s because our inside-out action.

"To start the season I'm very pleased."