The Kansas Comets were locked into a hard fought game against the Sequoyah Indians that went into overtime, ended with Kansas 58, Sequoyah 56, on January 31.
The two teams played hard and exchanged leads multiple times during the game.
Kansas 58, Sequoyah 56
The first period ended with Sequoyah on top 11 to Kansas’ 10.
At the half, Kansas was able to take the lead back 25-19; third period remained close, with Kansas 37 and Sequoyah 36 and then regular play ended with Sequoyah’s last minute shot and the teams tied at 49 -49.
Both Kansas and Sequoyah scored in the four-minute overtime, bringing fans on both sides to a fever pitch.
As the Indians fouled the Comets to get the ball back, the Comets kept making their free throws, which led to their win in overtime.
“We made some runs, they made some runs, didn’t let the buzzer beater they made to put us into overtime affect our perseverance to find a win,” said Kansas Head Coach Cory Steele.
Seth Evans scored a total of 20 points, with eight of the points coming from his 80% from the line.
Easton Wiggins had 15 points with a 3-pointer included and Rowdy Blackbird dropped in two 3-pointers and made a free throw for his seven points of the night.
Trent Fields was the other Comets shooter with six points.
Though no Comets got into foul trouble, one of the Indians fouled out of the game during overtime.
“We came out early and executed our game plan,” said Steele. “We’ve had the lead in 8 of our 11 losses in the fourth quarter and I told the boys we need to find a way to win and they did tonight.”
The Comets will want to continue to find ways to win as they work to the end of the regular season.
The remaining schedule for the Comets:
February 7 vs. Adair – Home
February 11 at Inola – Away
February 14 at Chouteau-Mazie – Away
February 18 vs. Colcord - Home