Appleton Xavier handed Waupaca a 51-23 defeat Feb. 27 in the final regular-season game for both Eastern Valley Conference teams.
The Hawks outscored Waupaca 6-2 in the first quarter and 17-9 over the next eight minutes to take a 23-11 halftime lead. Xavier than had 18-7 and 10-5 advantages in the third and fourth quarters, respectively.
Emily Barlow and Morgan Smith led Waupaca with six points each.
The Comets will open state tournament play at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, at Hortonville in a Division 2 regional semifinal. The Comets are seeded third and received a bye in the first round of the tournament, which got under way March 4.
The winner will likely play top-seeded New London in New London at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, for a regional championship.