The Grand Ledge Comets didn't have many CAAC Blue wins in the 2016-17 season.  But they did manage to beat the Okemos Chiefs one time.  They did so again Friday night, knocking off Okemos 60-51 on the road.

It was a game of runs with Grand Ledge starting out hot, 7-0, thanks to Seniors Alex McCready & Grant Gardella.  Okemos bounced back to cut it to within one, 7-6.  But the Comets responded to open things up a bit in the 2nd quarter.  Then Jordan Henry took over for Okemos.  The Senior guard scored 9 points and dished out a few assists in that 2nd stanza, as the Chiefs took a slim lead.  But it was tied 24 a piece at the half.  The 3rd quarter saw more of the same, as the two squads traded runs (and baskets), with the score again being tied.  This time at 35-35.  Then the Comets' defense clamped down on Henry & that Chiefs' offense (holding their other 4 starters to a combined 10 points in the contest) .  The pressure caused turnovers, forced Okemos into some foul situations, and in the end Grand Ledge made their free throws.  After going 2-9 at the charity stripe in first half, the Comets went 12-12 in the 4th quarter to close things out.

Grand Ledge improves to 3-1 on the season, and 1-1 in the CAAC Blue.  Okemos drops to 2-2, and 1-1 in the Blue.

Grand Ledge individual stats:

Alex McCready: 22 pts, 3 ast

Javel Lewis: 9 pts, 4 reb

Jayke Houghton: 9 pts (6-6 FT in 4th)

Grant Gardella: 5 pts, 4 reb, 3 stl

 

Okemos individual stats:

Jordan Henry: 23 pts, 3 ast, 3 reb, 3 stl

Fabian Leone: 9 pts

Mason Kaczmarek: 9 pts, 2 stl

Evan Thomas, 0 pts, 8 reb