The Greenville Lady Comets opened their 2017-18 season Tuesday night with a victory in the Columbia Tip-Off Classic.
GHS beat New Athens 68 to 45 to advance to a Thursday night semifinal game against Columbia. Tip-off is about 7:30.
The Lady Comets led by five points at halftime against New Athens and took control of the game in the second half to win by 23.
Four Lady Comets scored in double figures. Nancy Fritzsche led the way with 19 points. Megan Hallemann scored 17 points, and Ally Cantrill and Kalie Meadows had 10 apiece.