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Brittany Tackett goes up from the field during Monday night’s game against Powell County.

The Lady Comets hit a winning streak over the weekend, bringing in three in a row. West now stands at 10-15 on the season.

On Friday, the Lady Comets played host to the Lady Lions from Bath County. West took an early 10-7 lead and doubled their score by the half. Bath put up 21 points in the third quarter, and 15 in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough to catch the Lady Comets. West took the win, 62-52.

Kristin Perry led the Lady Comets in scoring with 15 points. Monica Stevens put up 13 while Brittany Oney and Brittany Tackett had 12 points each. Janice Shepherd sank four while Lauren Carper, Desirae Fultz and Lena Reynolds put up two each. Stevens was top rebounder for West with 11.

“We had good offensive distribution with four players in double figures,” Coach Von Peryy told the Journal-Times. “We controlled the boards with a 32-17 edge and we were active on defense with 17 steals. We need to do a better job of taking care of the ball and contesting open shooters.”

The Lady Comets were still on fire Saturday night when they took down Lewis County on the road, 52-49.

West took an early 17-15 lead in the first quarter, but trailed 32-28 at the half. The Lady Comets held Lewis County to eight points in the third, out scoring them by five points.

“This was a big win for the girls,” Perry said. “Lewis has a senior dominate team and they play so well together. We had good defensive stops and we got out on their three-point shooters much better this game.”

Stevens led the Lady Comets in scoring with 16 points, sinking her 1,000 career point and leading the team in rebounds with 12. Tackett sank 12 points while D. Fultz and Shepherd has seven each. Oney had four and Carper had three.

“Our defensive intensity was there for all four quarters,” Perry said. “Brittany Tackett gave us good first half scoring all of her 12 points. Desirea Fultz, Janice Shepherd and Lena Reynolds gave us some good minutes with either points, rebounds or defense.”

The gals from Olive Hill took a day to catch their breath before hosting Powell County on Monday night. The game looked like a repeat from Friday, with the Lady Comets taking and early lead and holding on for the 77-56 win.

“This being the seniors’ last home game all three scored in double figures, Monica (Stevens) had 10 rebounds,” Perry said. “Our bench came in and did a great job. Our team really stepped it up on the defensive end with 29 deflections, and 23 steals. Brittany Oney and Brittany Tackett had six deflections each with Tackett getting six steals.”

Reynolds was top scorer with 16 points and Stevens sank 15. Carper had 11 and D. Fultz put up 10. Tackett had nine while Oney and Perry sank six each. Shepherd added four.

“We took much better care of the basketball cutting down on un-forced errors and distributed the ball resulting in 20 assists,” Perry said. “Lauren Carper and Brittany Oney had five assists apiece. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to coach these fine ladies. Not only have we seen them mature as young ladies in life but on the ball court and in the classroom as well. We will truly miss them and wish them all the best.”

The Lady Comets will rest and practice this week to prepare for next week’s 62nd District Tournament at East Carter. West will face Elliott County in the first game of the tourney, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.

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