Comets suffer loss
Smidt scores 25 for Waupaca girls
By Greg Seubert
The duo of Cassie Schiltz and Jenna Jorgensen is an effective one-two scoring punch for the Luxemburg-Casco girls’ basketball team.
The Waupaca Comets found that out the hard way.
Schiltz and Jorgensen combined to score 52 points Jan. 18 in the Spartans’ 77-41 North Eastern Conference win at Waupaca High School.
On the other hand, the Spartans had no answer for Emma Smidt, who made four three-pointers and led the Comets with 25 points, including 19 in the first half.
Schiltz and Jorgensen scored 14 of the Spartans’ first 16 points as the visitors built a 16-7 lead. That lead increased to 17 points later in the first half, but Waupaca closed the gap. Smidt scored eight points in an 8-1 run that cut the lead to 37-28 at the break.
That nine-point deficit would be as close as the Comets would get in the game, as the Spartans opened the second half with a 24-4 run to take a 61-32 lead.
Seattle Lettau added eight points for Waupaca, while Schiltz and Jorgensen finished with 30 and 22, respectively.
The Comets will host Oconto Falls at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, before heading to Wisconsin Dells to face Platteville Saturday, Jan. 27. The game was originally scheduled for 5:50 p.m., but has been rescheduled for 2:30 p.m. Former Waupaca girls’ basketball coach Brandon Temperly coaches the Hillmen, currently one of the state’s top-ranked teams in Division 3.