Category: Girls Basketball

Comets News · MS Lady Comets Sweep Jayhawks


Our 8th grade Lady Comets came up victorious against the Vandercook Jayhawks with a 33-1 win, bringing our season record to 1-1

The 7th grade team aslo defeated Vandercook 14-7

Comets News · Lady Comets, Down 21, Comeback and Win in OT


The Hanover-Horton Lady Comets got off to a very slow start in the season openere against Concord. The Comets could muster only 1 first quarter point and 10 first half points. They found themselves down by 16 at the half after making a 7-2 run to finish the half. The second half was a different story as the Comets pressure kept forcing Concord turnovers. Still, Hanover was down 12 at the end of the 3rd. Searah Bowker scored all 12 of her points after the 3rd quarter along with stifling defense from Liv Watkins, Natalee Krage, Kennedy Wagner and others, the Comets cut the lead to 2 with just over 2 minutes remaining. Concord made 3 late free throws to take a 5 point lead with just over a minute remaining.  Liv Watkins hit a big 3 cutting the lead to 2 and Kennedy Wagner stole the inbounds and laid it in with 12 seconds remaining to tie the score. Down 2 with seconds remaining, Bowker turned at the top of the key and stroked a 3-point shot to give the Comets their first lead at 44-43. Concord never got the ball passed half court in the final seconds.

Bowker has 12, Wagner 8, Krage 7, Emily Smith 7, Watkins 5, Kelsey DeForest  and Becca Uphaus 2 points each, and Lilly Wooster 1 point.

The JV Lady Comets took their opener 36-23

The Comets are home on Tuesday to face highly regarded Grass Lake.

Comets News · Lady Comets Fall to Manchester


The Hanover-Horton Comets girls basketball team closed out its home schedule Thursday night falling in a close game to Manchester. The Comets honored six seniors playing in their final game at Hanover-Horton. Senior Kenadee Krage led the Comets with 12 points. Liv Watkins and Kennedy Wagner each scored 8 points. Emily Smith scored 6. Senior Taryan Pace scored 5 pointsSearah Bowker scored 1 point. Senior Abby Beneke, who was injured the first week of practice, came out for the opening tip. She returned to the game with 7 seconds remaining and scored the final basket of the game. Senior Jessica Bissell started but was held scoreless. Senior Elle Cure  is still recovering from an injury and couldn’t play.

The Lady Comets will open district play at 5:30 against Leslie at Lumen Christi.

The JV Lady Comets finished their season with an impressive 44-29 victory. 

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 · Lady Comets Run Past Jayhawks


The Hanover-Horton girls basketball team defeated Vandercook Lake Thursday evening 52-33. The Comets were led by Kenadee Krage who scored 16 points. Searah Bowker had 13, Liv Watkins 11, Kelsey DeForest 4, Kennedy Wagner and Emily Smith 3 each and Lauren Hassenzahl 2 points.  The Comets moved to 5-6 in conference play and will host Michigan Center next Tuesday.

Comets News · Lady Comets Surprise Trojans


The Hanover-Horton girls basketball team hosted 3rd place East Jackson Tuesday night and came away with an impressive 50-39 victory over the Trojans. East Jackson took a quick 12-5 lead in the first and tried to hold the ball for over a minute for the last shot in the quarter. After a traveling call, Kenadee Krage hit a 3-pointer and the momentum of the game changed. Solid defense with some inside scoring from Kelsey DeForest helped the Lady Comets to a 4-point halftime advantage. Liv Watkins took over in the 3rd scoring 10 points as the Comets extended their advantage.

Krage and Watkins led the Comets in scoring with 16 each. DeForest 6, Lillian Wooster 4, Lauren Hassenzahl and Searah Bowker 3 and Emily Smith 2 points for the Comets scoring.

The JV team lost a nail-biter in overtime to the Trojans. Hanover-Horton faces number 1 ranked Grass Lake at home on Thursday. 

Comets News · Lady Comets Defeat Addison


Thursday night the Lady Comets traveled to Addison and beat the Panthers 40-26. Hanover-Horton played excellent team defense holding Addison to 9 first half points and took a 27-9 halftime lead. The ladies cruised home from there with the win. Kennedy Wagner led the Comets with 9 points. She was joined by Liv Watkins with 8, Emily Smith and Kenadee Krage with 6,  Lilly Wooster and Searah Bowker each had 3, Kelsey DeForest and Lauren Hassenzahl had 2 apiece, and Jessie Bissell had 1 point.

There was no JV game as Addison is not carrying a JV team this year.  Both JV and Varsity are home next Tuesday against East Jackson

Comets News · Lady Comets Can’t Hold On Against Lumen


The Hanover-Horton Comets girls basketball team played one of their best halves in recent games in the first half Tuesday evening against Jackson Lumen Christi and took a 20-16 halftime lead. The Lady Comets couldn’t keep the lead long though as turnovers and cold shooting slowed them down while Lumen’s inside game began to take control. The Lady Comets fought hard but just couldn’t get over the hump in the 4th and never re-gained the lead.

Kennedy Krage led the Comets with 9 points. Kennedy Wagner added 6, Liv Watkins had 5, Searah Bowker 4, Lilly Wooster 3, and Elle Cure and Kelsey Deforest each had 2 points.

The JV Lady Comets defeated Lumen’s JV  37-29. The varsity will return to action this Thursday at 6:00 at Addison. The game begins at 6:00 because Addison does not have a JV team this year.

Comets News · Lady Comets Fall to Manchester


The Hanover-Horton Comets girls basketball team traveled to Manchester Friday night and fell to the Flying Dutchmen 53-30, Manchester started of hot hitting their first four shots taking a 18-0 lead en route to a 25-2 first quarter advantage. The Comets fought back but could never stay on a run long enough to get back in the game.

The JV Lady Comets also fell to Manchester in game that went down to the final seconds, losing 35-32

Comets News · Lady Comets Fall to Columbia-Central


The Hanover-Horton Comets girls basketball team played their 3rd ranked opponent in the last four games and lost to Brooklyn Columbia-Central 62-22. The Lady Comets fought hard and kept the game within striking distance until the 4th quarter.  The Comets visit Manchester this Friday.

The JV team defeated Columbia 55-15.