Rivalries always add an extra spark to the gym and Thursday night’s contests were no different in Comstock Park. Despite things being icy outside, the gym was on fire all night with stellar play on the court and excited fans in the stands.
The Comstock Park boys junior varsity fought off surge after surge by the Spartans in the final quarter and withstood the attack as it was elevated in the final minutes. The Panthers managed to seal the game at the free throw line and ran off the court in excited fashion.
The Panther girls took less time to establish their path to victory and were able to force turnovers by poking away the dribble or intercepting the Spartan pass attempts. Even with a solid lead, the game remained competitive with the Spartans refusing to quit against their rivals.
Both teams will meet again later in the season and it will be interesting to see how much the tides may turn in the intervening weeks.