Listen live online Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. on the Slocum Sports Network as the Comstock Colts host the Vicksburg Bulldogs to begin the 2017-18 girls basketball season. It is the third consecutive season-opening meeting between the former Wolverine Conference rivals.
Comstock finished last season at 18-4, earning their first conference championship since joining the Berrien-St. Joseph-Cass (BCS) conference and their first girls basketball title in any league since 1992. The Colts return their top-five scorers from last season, including fourth-team All-State selection Daisy Ansel and second-team Kalamazoo Gazette Ahkyla Blakely.
Vicksburg ended last season at 10-11, second in the Wolverine Conference South division at 5-3. After a 3-8 start, the Bulldogs hit their stride in the second half of the season, finishing 7-3 in their final 10 games. Vicksburg lost seven seniors and both of their All-Wolverine selections, 1st-Teamer Layna Steele and honorable mention Kennedy Nabozny.
Comstock won last season’s meeting on the road, 51-43. Two seasons ago at Comstock, the Colts were 57-38 winners. They didn’t meet three seasons ago. As conference and division rivals four seasons ago, they split their two contests with the home team winning both times. Vicksburg’s last win over Comstock was 44-39 on December 3, 2014. Their last win at Comstock came January 26, 2012.
Listen live to Tuesday’s opener online on the Slocum Sports Network with tip-off set for around 6:30 p.m. from Comstock High School.