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Thursday, February 20, 2003

Alton keeps scoreboard spinning in 110-42 win over Couch

The numbers speak volumes when describing the Alton Comets' Feb. 13 matchup with the Couch Indians.

Alton (17-2) logged five players in double figures, posted 40 field goals, including 11 3-pointers, and got 39 points off the bench as they kept the scoreboard spinning and rolled to a 110-42 victory over Couch.

The Indians fell into a huge gulf early, down 29-8 after one, and the Comets' quickness and depth made it impossible for Couch to begin to recover from this deficit.

Couch got off to a good start as Brad Orahood took a lob pass from Adam Combs and flipped it in for a 2-0 Indian lead.

The Comets immediately responded by churning out a 20-2 run, finished off by a trifecta from Clinton Hand (20 points) to jump ahead 20-4.

Aaron Haney's (12 points) one-handed tipin at the buzzer gave Alton a big lead, 29-8, at the end of the first period.

The Comets showed no signs of slowing down in the second as Hand tossed in the first five points of the frame, and Kyle Willard (19 points) knocked down his second trey of the night to give Alton a 39-8 lead.

Grant Wedding (15 points) stopped the Comets' 14 unanswered points with Couch's first hoop of the period at the 3:02 mark, followed by a 3-ball from B.J. Sorrell as the Indians still trailed 47-13.

A layup at the buzzer from Kevin Grooms (26 points) saw Couch tripled, 51-17, at the half.

The Comets continued to roll in the third as six straight points from Alex Wiggs (15 points) midway into the period put Alton up 67-23.

The Comets led 79-32 after three and outscored Couch 31-10 in the last period to breeze to a final score of 110-42.In girls' action, the Alton Lady Comets improved to 9-8 on the year with a 69-53 win over Van Buren Feb. 13.

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