Rapid City Christian boys basketball team looks to get back on track this week

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Christian boys basketball team was unstoppable last month opening the season with five straight victories.

But now the Comets return to action later this week looking to get back in the win column after back-to-back losses.

The Comets will look to turn things around when they travel to Martin on January 21 to play the Bennett County Warriors.

Rapid City Christian suffered its first loss of the season on Jan. 9 against Dickinson Trinity.

Then on Jan. 16, St. Thomas More rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Comets, 49-36.

Despite the two losses, Rapid City Christian head coach Kyle Courtney says the strong competition will help his team adjust as the Comets join the Black Hills Conference next year.

“We’re excited to go in and play a lot of the great schools in the Black Hills Conference,” Kyle Courtney said. “That’s a conference with great tradition and being able to add Douglas and Sturgis and Spearfish to our schedule, as well as Red Cloud, it’s going to give us some I think great competition.”         

Rapid City Christian has several different players who can make a big impact on any given night.

Coach Courtney says it’s that depth and good defense which have been the keys for the Comets’ success this season.

“Mitch Heidecker and Carson Glassbrenner have given us really good minutes in the post,” Courtney said. “Both of those guys could start. Mitch has been a starter this year. Presley Myers had a nice game against St. Thomas More. He really shot the ball well. Ian Clewley has given us good depth in the post, as well. Having a 6’6″ guy you can bring off the bench is a nice luxury.”

Other players to watch this season include Jackson Dibona, Avery Wipf and Sam Fischer.

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