B.A. Oney pushes down the court in a recent road game.

The West Carter Comets were on the road to Morgan County Friday night, where they suffered a loss to the Cougars, 47-43.

“We’ve got to give Morgan County all the credit,” Comets’ Coach Jeremy Webb said. “They are a team that is playing extremely well. Coach Perry did a good job preparing for us and their kids did a good job at executing.”

The Comets and Cougars fought for the lead throughout the game, but Morgan came out on top after fighting past two six-point Comet leads.

“Overall we played hard but I felt like Morgan just out played us,” Webb said. “We didn’t shoot the ball very well.”

Ace Puckett led the Comets in scoring with 14 points while Aaron Rayburn put up 12. B.A. Oney had nine for the Comets while Matt Logan and Corey Oney sank three each. Taylor Webb had two for West.

The loss puts the Comets at 15-5 on the season and sits them at number two in the Region.

West Carter headed to Russell Tuesday night. (After press time.) Before the match up, Russell stood at 4-18 on the season. Still, Webb was not expecting an easy win.

“Coach Kidwell has worked hard with them and they are much improved,” Webb said. “It is at Russell and our kids are going to have to come out and play extremely well to get out on top.”

The Comets will play host to 7-11 Wolfe County Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

“They are a team that likes to get up and down the floor and push the points to over 100, which they have done a couple of times this season,” Webb said. “They play like our team likes to play so it should make for an exciting contest.”

West Carter will be on the road Friday night when they meet 12-12 Lewis County.

“Lewis County always gives a good contest,” Webb said. “Coach Hampton has done well. It will be hard at this time in the season to go there and come out on top. We are going to have to play extremely well to come away with the win.”

Look for full coverage of all three Comet games in next week’s edition of the Journal-Times!

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