Comets drop opener
Waupaca girls to host Clintonville
By Greg Seubert
The Waupaca girls’ basketball team opened its season Nov. 15 with a 42-31 nonconference loss to Ripon.
Waupaca trailed 19-16 at halftime after Victoria Nowak scored all of the Comets’ points and the team’s first three of the second half.
Ripon held nine-point leads twice before the Comets cut the lead to 34-30 on Haleigh Smith’s basket with 2:10 to go in the game.
However, the Tigers outscored Waupaca 7-2 down the stretch to get the win.
Nowak led all scorers with 21 points, while Eric McNeill scored 20 for Ripon.
The Comets open North Eastern Conference play Nov. 22 at Luxemburg-Casco and will host Clintonville at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.