By Kevin Cunningham

Correspondent

In the 2017-18 season, the Delavan-Darien High School girls basketball team won two games. This season, heading into this past week, the Comets had a 2-3 record with a game at Westosha Central on Dec. 11.

It was the lone game of the week for the team, and despite having to travel, Delavan-Darien won 52-39. The 39 points allowed marked a season-low for the team.

“It was back-and-forth,” said Comets head coach Marty Speth. “They got it down to four or five a couple times.”

Speth talked about the defense as a whole and said that the girls have more experience this year.

“They communicate,” he said. “They understand angles a little bit better and can put pressure on teams. They can take away spots on the floor that other teams want to get to. We’re a little bigger, faster and stronger this year. We have some length.”

Leading the Comets offensively was Kailea Timmerman, who scored 19 points, while McKenna Williams added 17 points and 18 rebounds. For Westosha Central, zero players scored at least 10 points in the game and the team-leader had nine.

“They played a lot of zone and we put [Timmerman and Williams] inside and we got those girls shots where we wanted them to,” Speth said. “Our girls did a good job of getting it into them.”

With the win, Delavan-Darien is now 3-3 overall and after a game at Elkhorn, the Comets will travel to Cudahy for a game on Dec. 20. The team will again be at home for a 7 p.m. game on Dec. 28 against Beloit Turner.

“One thing we can do this year is that we can gameplan against certain teams. Like Elkhorn – Cudahy I don’t know too much about,” Speth said. “We can use our strengths and try to gameplan this year. It’s fun.”

See more Comets sports in the Dec. 20 Enterprise.

 
 

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