Category: Boys Basketball

Comets News · Boys Basketball Districts Are Set

The MHSAA District tournament brackets are set and Hanover-Horton will face Jonesville to open districts on Wednesday March 11 at Concord. Homer will face Reading to open the district on Monday March 9. The winner will then face Concord on Wednesday. The two Wednesday winners will face each other on Friday March 13 for the district title. The winner will move on to Springport to face the winner of the Bath District.

The Hanover-Horton girls basketball team will face Leslie at Jackson Lumen Christi on Monday March 2 at 5:30. The winner will face Napoleon on Wednesday.

Comets News · Comets Claim Cascades Again

The Hanover-Horton Comets earned their third straight conference title with an impressive 81-47 victory over Vandercook Lake Friday night. The Comets limited Vandercook to 29% shooting on the night and owned a 52-28 advantage on the boards.

Mitch Sauber started the night hitting three 3-pointers in the 1st quarter to help  the Comets to get out to a fast start. The Jayhawks fought back and cut the deficit to 7 after the first. The 2nd quarter was owned by the Comets as they outscored Vandercook 28-5 to put the game away at half with a 50-20 lead. Vandercook fought hard the entire game but could never get closer than 24 points.

Sauber led all scorers with 19 points and he added 6 assists and 5 steals. Jack Brockie had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Trent Finegan had 11 points, Luc Laketa scored 10, grabbed 5 boards and dished out 6 assists.  Brogan Brockie scored 9, Rhett Laketa had 8 with 10 rebounds and 4 assists, Conner Mortimer 4 points, Bryce Sanders 3, and Damon Preston 2 points for the Comets.  Evan Keeder finished with 7 rebounds.

The Comets play their last home game of the season next Wednesday against Michigan Center.

The JV Comets came away with a strong victory over Vandercook also. 

Comets News · Comets Claim Share of Conference Title

For the 3rd straight year the Hanover-Horton boys basketball team can call itself Cascades Conference champions as the Comets defeated second place Napoleon 78-48 Wednesday night. The Comets can claim the title to themselves Friday at home against Vandercook Lake.

Hanover-Horton jumped out to a 12-0 lead 3 minutes into the game and Napoleon never got within 10 after that. The Comets defense swarmed the Pirates holding Napoleon to 13 1st half points and only 3 field goals in the half as Hanover-Horton led 39-13 at the break. The Comets opened up the lead to 38 late in the 3rd as their largest lead.

Luc Laketa led all scorers with 18 points and added 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Jack Brockie had 15 points and 3 assists, Mitch Sauber 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Trent Finegan had 9 points, Rhett Laketa 8 points and 3 assists, Conner Mortimer 4 points, Evan Keeder and Matt Johnson had 3 apiece, Brogan Brockie, Bryce Sanders, and Carson Sanders each had 2 points.

The Comets JV team lost to Napoleon 58-47. 


Comets News · Comets Jump on Warriors, Win 57-44

Hanover-Horton boys basketball team opened Friday night scoring the first 8 points at Grass Lake en route to a 19-4 1st quarter lead. Grass Lake cut the lead to 8 at the half but could never get closer as the Comets won 57-44. Jack Brockie led the Comets with 18 points.

Comets News · Comets Dominate Trojans

Hanover-Horton boys basketball team was missing a key component Wednesday as Rhett Laketa was feeling poorly and stayed home but the Comets still came away with an impressive 85-38 victory over East Jackson. The Comets held East Jackson to 26% shooting from the floor and several Comets filled in nicely to help a balanced scoring attack. The Comets also dominated the boards with a 42-24 advantage and they moved the ball tremendously and had assists on 21 of 27 made field goals.

Luc Laketa led all scores with 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Conner Mortimer had 10 points and 5 assists. Bryce Sanders 9 points, Carson Sanders 8, Brogan Brockie , Trent Finegan,  Jack Brockie, and Mitch Sauber each had 6 points, Garrett Gumper 4, Damon Preston 3, Evan Keeder 2, and Kylor Rod 2 points for the Comets.

The JV team also cruised to an impressive victory over EJ winning 69-24.

The Comets visit second place Grass Lake on Friday with a chance to take a stran glehold on the conference lead.

Comets News · Comets Sprint Past Gators

The Hanover-Horton Comets boys basketball was tested early Monday night by 10-3 Arbor Prep. The length and quickness of the Gators gave the Comets some problems early. Luc Laketa scored 7 of his game high 24 points in the 1st quarter to keep the Comets even at 12. Jack Brocki’s 8 points and Laketa’s 7 points in the 2nd quarter allowed the Comets to take 3 point lead into the locker room. The 3rd quarter was all Comets though as Hanover-Horton outscored Arbor Prep 32-7 en route to a 79-49 victory. The Comets move to 12-1 on the season.

The Comets shot 50% from the floor and 40% behind the 3-point arc while holding Arbor Prep to 32% from the floor. Brockie finished with 21 points and was 9/10 from the free throw line. He also had a team high 9 rebounds. Laketa had 5 boards and 4 assists to go with his 24 points. Mitch Sauber scored 13 points 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals. Trent Finegan had 5 points, Bryce Sanders and Rhett Laketa each had 4, Carson Sanders, Evan Keeder, Brogan Brockie, and Garrett Gumper each scored 2 points.

The JV Comets also defeated Arbor Prep 59-36.

Both Comets boys teams are back in action Wednesday evening at home starting with the JV game at 5:30 against East Jackson.

Comets News · Comets Roll Past Lumen

Hanover-Horton Comets boys basketball team ran past Jackson Lumen Christi Monday night 76-41 to move to 10-1 on the season. Rhett Laketa got the Comets going early with a pair of 3-pointers as the Comets built a 15-11 lead after one. The Comets extended the lead to 14 at half and kept increasing it as the game went. Hanover-Horton held Lumen to 32% shooting and dominated the boards with a 40-23 edge in rebounding.

Laketa led all scorers with 14 points and was a perfect 5-5 from the floor including 3 3-pointers while grabbing 7 boards. Jack Brockie led the team in rebounding with 9 and added 11 points and 3 assists. Carson Sanders got the Comets rolling in the second quarter and finished with 10 points. Mitch Sauber had 9 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Trent Finegan 7, Luc Laketa 6, Kyler Rod 5, Conner Mortimer 4, Brogan Brockie 4, and Damon Preston, Evan Keeder, and Bryce Sanders scored 2 each.

The JV Comets also defeated Lumen 41-33

The Comets travel to Addison on Thursday and just the varsity will play at 6:00pm. The game was originally set for Friday but Addison requested the Thursday move.

Comets News · Comets Clamp Down on Dutchmen

The Hanover-Horton defense faced a strong challenge in containing Manchester player Tyler Horkey but the Comets overwhelmed Horkey and his teammates Friday in posting a 78-24 victory. Horkey was held to 10 points on 4 for 19 shooting and had 8 turnovers as the Comets rotated players and double teams on him. The Dutchmen were held to just 6 first half points as the Comets ran to a 40-6 lead at the half. Many of the Hanover-Horton possesions were fast breaks after Manchester turnovers.

Hanover-Horton reached the 40-point, running clock rule early in the 3rd quarter. The Comets balanced line-up was led by Luc Laketa who had 19 points. Trent Finegan and Conner Mortimer each had 10 points. Rhett Laketa had 8, Brogan Brockie and Carson Sanders had 7, Damon Preston and Bryce Sanders had 6, Mitch Sauber 3, and Jack Brockie 2 points.

The JV team also had a running clock as they walloped Manchester 62-18. Jack Burmis 16 points and Brady Applegate 10 points each reached double figures.

The Comets are back in action at home Monday against Jackson Lumen Christi. 

Comets News · Comets Clamp Down on Cardinals

Hanover-Horton’s boys basketball team were led by their defense Thursday night in defeating Michigan Center 60-41. The Comets limited Michigan Center to 27% from the floor and out-rebounded the Cardinals 45-32 to move to 7-1 on the season and 4-0 in conference play.

The Comets were led on the boards by Jack Brockie with 10, Luc Laketa with 8 and Bryce Sanders who had 7, all in the first half. Luc Laketa led in scoring with 14 points. Mitch Sauber had 10 points along with 5 assists. Jack Brockie, Rhet Laketa, and Sanders each had 8 points. Also scoring was Conner Mortimer with 5, Carson Sanders 4, and Trent Finegan with 3.

The JV team lost to Michigan Center. The Comets return to action next Wednesday at Napoleon.

Comets News · Big Second Half Lifts Comets Past Warriors.

The Hanover-Horton boys basketball  defeated Grass Lake Tuesday night 49-39 but it wasn’t easy. The Warriors played good defense, held the ball for 30 to 60 seconds a possession and the Comets missed some shots early as Grass Lake took a 7-6 lead after the 1st quarter. The game crept along in the 2nd quarter as the Comets took a 14-11 lead into halftime. HH picked up the offense in the 3rd quarter scoring 20 and causing Grass Lake to play at a faster pace. The Comets controlled the game the rest of the way but could never completely pull away.

Mitch Sauber used an array of drives to the basket to lead all scorers with 19 points and added 6 assists and 6 rebounds.  Luc Laketa had 13 points, Jack Brockie 7 and 6 boards, Rhett Laketa 5 points and 8 rebounds, Trent Finegan 3 points and Conner Mortimer 2 points round out the Comets scoring.

The JV Comets defeated Grass Lake 48-38.

The Comets travel to Vandercook Lake on Thursday where both JV and varsity are in action.