Comets Almost Grab Victory Against Knights

The Brian Ramsey clap.

If you’re a comet fan, and you were at the district playoff game Saturday afternoon at the Giant center in Hershey, then you’re very familiar with the “comet call”.

An early lead was grasped by the Knights with a Taylor McDuffie, Mike Uehlein takeover. The comets had a continual ninepoint deficit that was displayed on the score board, 15-6, at the first buzzer.

With a 28-19 lead the Knights ended the half with a flawless offense and a rowdy student section that just wouldn’t quit.

Whatever Coach Charlie Detz said to the players worked. Jon Brooks ended the second quarter with what seemed to be an effortless three pointer. A 12-2 run ended the third and took the score to a nail biting 31-30.

Notorious rivals, the comets were down in the fourth, but with senior Sam Cornell’s three-pointer the gap was closed, 38-38.

Later in the fourth there was another deficit, this time 12 points, with Penn Manor striving to be close with Welsh’s three pointer with a shocking fifteen seconds left, but they kept coming when sophomore Marc Summy threw the rock for another three points with four seconds left to end the score at 54-60, the Black Knights 26th win to remain undefeated.

By Dana Poetzl