The Chanute Blue Comets girls basketball played on their home court against the Coffeyville Golden Tornadoes. Chanute won by by a large margin, taking Coffeyville down 54-34. The Comets’ top scorers were Kori Babcock with 15 and Rachel Jacket with 14.
Through the entire game Chanute was creating easy turnovers and converting on the other end of the floor. They played great defensively, making it challenging for the Nado girls to score. On the offensive side they were making their shots from range and continued to convert in the paint.
“I think, for the most part we played hard. We didn’t always play smart and we didn’t alway play well, but we competed. When we really locked down and guarded, we made some good things happen for ourselves and made some easy opportunities,” head coach Dustin Fox said “That’s the game plan going in. Coffeyville, they struggle with pressure and so we made sure we tried to pressure them and create those turnovers. For the most part, I think we did a really good job on converting those. We left some points on the floor for sure we made enough of them to create a gap for us.”
Jackett hit three three-pointers on her way to 14 points and Babcock did an amazing job driving to the hoop and got ten points in the paint. Both girls, especially Babcock, contributed tremendously on the defensive side.
“I thought Rachel, especially early on, got us going with her three-point shooting and even after that she had a really solid all around game. She hit the threes, she scored inside, she took the charges, and anything that is in her role, she did it tonight,” Fox said “I think in the second half, Kori Babcock was our catalyst. She did some great things defensively, got some steals, helped us out in transition, and made some big baskets for us.”
The Comets showed their depth Tuesday night, with Britany Angleton dropping eight points off the bench.
“Our bench tonight I thought was jey and especially, getting eight points from Britany Angleton and two big threes from her, she always brings it on the defensive end and to get that scoring from her was big,” Fox said.