The Blue Comet boys hosted Coffeyville on Tuesday night. Chanute took the win 60-52. Nate Audiss accounted for 18 of Chanute’s points with, a team high, four made shots from outside the arch. Corbett Kimberlin also contributed 19 of the Comets’ 60.
The Blue Comets led throughout nearly the entire game and kept it that way with great defensive play all around. Offensively, they were making their shots from the floor, including a combined eight three-pointers. Chanute also went 10-14 as a team from the charity stripe.
“Well it helped that we hit some shots early on I think that helped our groove. I thought we did a good job defensively, most of the night, we kept them in front of us. Especially earlier in the game I thought we did a good job on the offensive glass. I thought offensively, the ball moved around, we found some open shooters and knocked the shots down,” head coach Max Ruark said “I thought Corbit did really really good tonight, he was very aggressive and did a good job of running the show and getting other guys opportunities.”
Kimberlin and Audiss dropped over half of Chanute’ points along with Ty Bowman contributing 10 and a spectacular performance on the boards.
“I thought Ty Bowman played really well, especially on the glass, I thought he rebounded the ball real well, I thought Nate shot well from the perimeter,” Ruark said.
The Comets’ season is young and there are still some improvements to be made on the defensive side for this squad.
“Big thing is mistake response, I thought there were some times, where we had opportunities to respond better in certain situations. We have to continue to help the helper on drives, I thought our rotations were a little to slow on some of those,” Ruark said.