The St. Paul girls’ basketball team is off to a good start in this year’s State Tournament action.
For the second straight year, the St. Paul Lady Comets 8th Grade Girls Basketball team is competing at the Lutheran Sports Association State Tournament of Champions. This year, the team from Bonduel enters as one of two undefeated teams, and the top seed. Coach Brad Luepke said what sets them apart from other teams in the field is their depth.
“We have ten girls on the roster and they all play well,” said Luepke. “We have four girls that average at least nine points a game and many others that average at least six points a game. In the end, depth is going to be to our advantage.”
Coach Luepke and the Lady Comets are no stranger to this tournament and making it back-to-back seasons is another thing that sets the girls apart from the field.
“The good thing is five of the girls were here last year, so they are enjoying it now, but the good this about this team is that they know when it is game time and when it is fun time,” Luepke said.
Tournament play opened up on Friday. The Lady Comets won their first game 35-18. Stephanie Frappy scored 10 points to lead the way. St. Paul will now take on New Hope of Neenah in the Quarterfinal on Saturday. The Tournament wraps up play Sunday.
On the Boys side, St. Martin of Clintonville lost their first game to Mt. Olive of Milwaukee, 63-28. They will play Zion of Wayside in a consolation game Saturday.