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Comets work to battle back in loss at Algona


Comets work to battle back in loss at Algona

Taylor Hoffman’s hot hand helps provide spark for CC

Charles City made its way to Algona for a Saturday afternoon game this weekend. The Comets lost 46-35, but are starting to find out the pieces of a complete game they’ll need to put together to find another win. Head coach Danielle Rippentrop said it’s going to take playing together more and more to finally piece together a complete game.

“We came out flat and slow in the first half,” Rippentrop said. “But we had a little talk at halftime and we picked up the energy. We played the best fourth quarter of the year (Saturday).” Hopeful that the Comets will have things turned around by the new year, Rippentrop said that’s when they’ll need to be playing their best basketball.

“After Christmas we should have things pieced together,” Rippentrop said. “That’s when it’ll be important. We will have to be playing our best games by the end of the season.”

The Comets were down 22-9 at halftime before finding the energy they needed to finish out the game. Senior Taylor Hoffman came into the game in the second half, Rippentrop said, and hit a few threes that helped tighten the score.

Charles City outscored Algona in the second half 2624. Although it wasn’t enough to get the win, Rippentrop said the pieces are going to fall together.

It’ll be a busy upcoming week for the Comets with three games going on. Charles City plays host to New Hampton on Dec. 8 starting at 7:30 p.m., then heads on the road Friday night to Crestwood. That game also begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Comets will wrap up the weekend with a game against Saint Ansgar on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at home.

Staff report

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