Feb 23, 2008

It's all over now for the boys in blue

It was their defensive energy that got them the lead, but when that energy ran out so did the Comets season Friday night in a 65-54 loss in a District IV elimination game with Napavine at Centralia High School. The Pacific League champion Comets ended their season with a 15-8 record.
After a slow start, the Comets went to an aggressive, and in turn successful half-court-trapping defense at the start of the second quarter, leading to a 32-31 halftime lead. That quickly vanished in the third quarterthough, as the Tigers took a 44-42 lead into the fourth, where they stretched their lead to 10 and didn't look back.
Kyle Burkhalter, the Comets only senior, finished his high school career by leading the team in scoring with 15 points. Hunter Smith and Nathan Sultemeier each had 12 points, while Austin Burkhalter scored 9.

After months it felt weird last night as I was breaking down my lights after the game to think that this was the last basketball game I'm gonna shoot this year, as this was the last team to be eliminated. It's kinda funny how, for me at least, it seems like it takes almost the whole season before I feel comfortable shooting a sport, and then poof, it's done and its on to something else. But hey, I think spring sports practices begin in 7-10 days .... and all of those are outside, which is great.

Here's what I got at the game Friday night:


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