Lady Comets Win Regional Title

The Greenville Lady Comets are regional champions for the first time since 2000.

At Staunton Thursday night, the Lady Comets defeated Alton Marquette 58-18.

The Greenville High School girls dominated the game, scoring the first 18 points. It was a 29-point lead by halftime and a 38-point Lady Comets’ advantage after three quarters.

A coach huddle during the Regional Championship

Rylee Pickett single-handedly outscored Marquette with 19 points, 14 in the first quarter. She sank five three-point shots. Nancy Fritzsche scored 12 points, Natalie Iberg 11 and Megan Hallemann 10.

It was a happy head coach, Kolin Dothager, who talked to Jeff Leidel after the game. Click below to hear their conversation:

The Lady Comets tied the school record with their 29th win of the season. They have just one loss.

Their next game is Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Hillsboro Sectional. The opponent will be Petersburg Porta. In the 6 p.m. game, Hillsboro faces Pleasant Plains.

The Lady Comets’ game will be broadcast on WGEL and streamed at WGEL.com.

In the three-point contest before Thursday’s game, Rylee Pickett sank 10 of 15 shots to advance to the sectional competition.

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