The Chanute Blue Comets hosted their first home game of the season against the Golden Plain Owls. Chanute’s lack of scoring helped the Owls take the 46-34 victory. On the bright side for Chanute, new forward Thea Alschner played well and dropped 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
For the entirety of the game the Blue Comets struggled on the offensive side. As a team they went 0-15 from three-point range and shot 15-42 (35.7%) overall.
“Honestly I think being at home and having all of these fans, we were tight. It’s the first home game of the year and we’ve got a lot of seniors and they put a lot of pressure on themselves to do well,” Chanute Head Coach Dustin Fox said “I think that showed on them tonight so, we just gotta loosen up and play the way we play.”
Alschner was the top scorer on the night. She dropped nearly half of Chanute’s points and was responsible for 53.3% of their made field goals.
“I think Thea did some really good things inside and you know, she had close to a double-double again if she didn’t.” Fox said.