Fifth-graders pull off come-from-behind win

The undefeated Amherst Lil’ Lady Comettes white team commenced the Lake Erie Basketball League season by traveling to Independence and defeating the Blue Devils 26-22.

Trailing at half-time, the Comettes used their swarming defense for a come-from-behind victory.

Lindsey McConihe led all scorers with nine points. Bella Simmons scored six points, Kristen Kelley score four, and Leah Biedenbach, Abigail Bertke, and Savannah Fellenstein each scored a bucket apiece. Emma Bruewer hit a free throw.

McConihe hit two clutch free throws with less than 30 seconds to play and the Lil’ Lady Comettes only up two, salting away the win for the green and gold.