Comets Girl’s Basketball Aim to Put Down the Panthers

With a close loss to Lancaster Mennonite, the Comets girl’s basketball team looks to bounce back with a win over an undefeated Elizabethtown Panthers at Thursday’s away game.

The Comets had a slow start this year. They placed third out of four teams in their own hosted tournament the Comet Classic.

The Comets lost four dominant players from last year’s team. The team lost two guards, Bianca Ygarza and Ashley Velluci, and forward Julie Falk.

Although they lost some weapons, they have confidence and hope in this season.

Six seniors, Hannah Willet, Katie Breneman, Devin Yecker, Caroline Lovett, Abby Newport, Maddie Hess and Alicia Ygarza, a lone junior, have taken the leading role for this basketball team.

Penn Manor Girls Basketball is headed to Elizabethtown.

The younger class, who have to step it up this year, consist of Megan Schlegelmilch, Sarah Nagy, Alex Evans, and Kelly Shertzer.

Along with change, the basketball team inducted a first year coach, Scott Long, who believes the girls have enough talent if they play more of a team game.

In last year’s meeting between the Comets and the Panthers, the Comets won by a score of 51-40.

The Comets look to repeat their success and get their first win this season in regular season play.

The game starts at 8:00 pm at Elizabethtown. The team and the fans are hoping that the search for the team’s first win  ends tonight.