NASELLE - The Naselle Comets boys varsity and JV basketball teams completed a stay at the Soap Lake Basketball Camp. Coach Brian Macy said, "Our varsity team went 7-3, losing the three games by a total of 4 points. We lost to Moses Lake Christian by one in OT, Rainier by one, and Napavine by two. All of these losses were on last second shots. We beat Selkirk by about 20, Soap Lake by about 15, Davenport by about 20, Sprague-Harrington by about 30, Toutle Lake by two, Cle Elum by about 15, and Oroville by about 15. I am not real sure on some of the scores but they should be relatively close.
"The highlight would be beating Toutle of course. Austin Burkhalter hit a reverse lay-in with about three seconds to go. Also the loss to Napavine was a big confidence booster as they handled us with ease in districts - had we shot the ball even close to normal we would have won, I think we went 1-of-7 from the free throw line.
"We are playing very good basketball, with aggressive defense being the key factor. Our JVs did not win a game, but continue to improve. We took a total of 20 kids to camp - all of which improved. Most of these players have played in the Longview summer league too."
The Comets started a tournament in Napavine earlier this week versus Winlock. They will play a total of four games there, and then round out the summer with a tournament in Ilwaco. Both of these tournaments will provide quality competition Macy explained.