The Greenville Lady Comets are in the Class 2A basketball Sweet 16 after winning at the Hillsboro Sectional Monday night.
The Lady Comets beat Petersburg PORTA, 54-36, and established a new school record for wins in a season. They are now 30-1 with a 22-game winning streak.
It was close for three quarters. The Lady Comets led by three after one quarter as Ally Cantrill scored 8 of her team’s 11 points. She added 6 more in the second quarter including a three at the buzzer to give GHS a 25-16 margin at halftime.
PORTA cut the deficit to three points midway through the third quarter. Greenville led 38-30 after three frames as Nancy Fritzsche had an eight-point quarter.
Behind Megan Hallemann’s 12 fourth quarter points, the Lady Comets finished with an 18-point victory.
Cantrill and Hallemann finished with 16 points apiece.
The Lady Comets advance to the sectional championship game at 7 p.m. Thursday in Hillsboro. They will play Hillsboro, which defeated Pleasant Plains in triple overtime in its sectional game Monday.
The game will be broadcast on WGEL and streamed at WGEL.com.