Facing county rivals and going a perfect 3-0 then taking home the Stephens County Tournament title is how the Velma-Alma Comets received the Xpress Wellness Team of the Week honor.
Being the No. 1 seed in the 89th Annual Stephens County Tournament, the Comets got their first win this past Tuesday against Bray-Doyle winning 85-30 to head to the semi-finals.
Austin Hunt, an All-Tournament team member, had 20 points, tournament MVP Morgan Cox had 12 points, Tyler Stewart had 12 as well and Clay Wright had 10 points in the game.
In the semi-finals of the tournament the Comets got the 59-43 victory over Davis and Cox and Jace Saville showed their offensive might to break into the championship game.
In the third quarter of the game Saville hit three from the field while getting baskets from Hunt, Cox and Stewart to build the lead to 14 points heading into the final quarter of play.
Hitting buckets in the fourth quarter was Hunt, Saville and Tristan Wainscott and they were able to withstand a rally from the Wolves to make it to their second straight championship game.
The Comets faced off against the No. 2 seed Marlow Outlaws in the championship where extra time was needed for the 57-50 overtime victory.
Hunt hit a three bucket while Cox and Stewart hit two buckets as the Comets took the 7-0 lead before an eventful fourth quarter sent the Comets into overtime to win a repeat title.
Wainscott sealed the deal with two free throws to put them up by 10 with only a last second three falling for Marlow and the Comets repeated for the second year in a row the county title.
Comets head coach Kenny Bare said it is a great feeling for his team to take home the team of the week honor and bringing home the big trophy to Velma-Alma’s gym.
“We are proud to receive the award for team of the week and are very proud to bring back the SCT Trophy to V-A,” Bare said.
Having a record of 16-2 on the year and in the final rankings was the No. 5 Class A team and the Comets start their final five games at home against the Alex Longhorns.
The game with the Longhorns and Comets had not gone final as of press time and will be posted in the Thursday edition of The Duncan Banner.
Their next game will be homecoming as they host Healdton this Friday with the Lady Comets starting at 6:30 p.m. and then the boys following at 8 p.m.