Sigafoose’s 25 leads Lady Comets over Evart, 52-32

December 20, 2018

by Ben Murphy
Sports Writer

At the half, it was a slim six point lead. By the end of the game, it was pretty much a blowout, as the McBain Northern Michigan Christian girls basketball team handled visiting Evart Friday night, 52-32.

“I was happy with the control under pressure, the composure and the way we established and maintained the pace of the game,” head coach Jason Towers said of the Highland Conference victory. “Everyone worked hard and improved in some area.”
The Lady Comets led just 22-16 at the half but outscored the Lady Wildcats 30-16 in the second half.

“We got off to a little bit of a slow start, but the defense came out strong in the second half and the offense picked up the pace with a strong inside game from Kari VanPolen and Ally Sigafoose,” Towers said.

Sigafoose led the way with a big 25 point and 14 rebound night, VanPolen had nine points and 18 rebounds and Madelyn Benthem had eight points and five steals.

On Wednesday, Dec. 12 the Comets played a Highland game at Lake City, suffering a 42-29 loss. The Comets were down 25-12 at the break and could never quite get going.

“We had a hard time getting the offense going in the first half,” Towers said. “We made some defensive adjustments at the half and tried to shut them down which gave us a spark on offense.”

VanPolen led the team with 13 points and Sigafoose had 10. Towers also praised the play of Ally Krick for her defense on Lake City’s top player.

NMC (2-1 overall, 1-1 Highland) travels to Elk Rapids tonight (Friday) and is off until it hosts Marion on Jan. 4.

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