Tyler Stewart

Tyler Stewart dribbles the ball looking for a teammate as the Velma-Alma Comets cruised to a big victory over the Ringling Blue Devils.

With the regular season almost coming to an end, the Velma-Alma Comets put up another dominant victory winning against Ringling 48-27 this past Tuesday evening.

In the first quarter the Comets were down early 6-2, however, Velma-Alma got their offense going using Tyler Stewart to start an 11-0 run with his second bucket of the game to put it at 6-4 in Ringling’s favor.

Morgan Cox tied the game up with a shot of his own while Tristan Wainscott gave the Comets the lead at 8-6 and Stewart hit his third basket of the game with Austin Hunt hitting a three to lead 13-6 after one quarter of play.

The run ended early in the second quarter as both teams struggled in the second quarter with Ringling outscoring Velma-Alma 7-2 and the Comets led 15-13 at halftime.

The only bucket in the second quarter came from Cooper Keck putting them up 15-8 before a 5-0 run to end the quarter with Velma-Alma leading by two points heading to the third quarter.

The Comets not satisfied with the second quarter made sure to take the lead by outscoring Ringling 15-4 in the third quarter with Stewart starting the offense in the quarter.

Stewart scored the first five points, Cox got the Comets up by seven with his first shot of the third quarter and Wainscott added a bucket off a turnover to lead by nine points.

Velma-Alma would get a three ball from Cox to put them leading by double digits and he hit his second three late in the third quarter to make it a 30-17 lead heading to the fourth quarter of play.

Both teams traded buckets in the fourth quarter and Cox started the final quarter with a bucket to put the lead at 15 for Velma-Alma.

Ringling got the next two buckets and Stewart joined in the scoring in the fourth with Cox turning around to get the steal and went the other way to score another bucket in the fourth quarter.

Cox went on to score the next four points but Ringling cut into the lead as Velma-Alma led 40-24 when Hunt would hit a three to put them up by 19 points and the reserves came into finish the game.

Dakota Lynn got the lead up to 20 points after Ringling got it down to an 18-point lead with Lynn putting them up by 21 after hitting a three point shot late in the fourth quarter.

The game ended as Ringling tried to hit one final shot and Velma-Alma secured the rebound and their 19th victory of the season with a big win.

Cox led the scoring with 18 points, Stewart had 11, Hunt had eight points, Lynn had five and Wainscott had four points with Keck getting the two points in the second quarter.

They will make their final regular season road trip this evening as they head to Wilson with the Comets tipping off at 8 p.m. approximately at Wilson High School.

Their final home game will be Feb. 10 as they host Walters with the tip-off being at 8 p.m. that evening with both games following after the conclusion of the Lady Comets games.

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