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Jayna Washington (50) looks to alter a pass in consolation game action Friday. (David Conner II photo) / January 03, 2018
With Bluestone struggling for most of the game, the host varsity girls from Halifax County High School went on to claim third place in the Holiday Classic with a 52-25 win in Friday’s consolation matchup.

Halifax and Bluestone met in the third-place game after starting out the holiday invitational with opening round losses Thursday night. Bluestone dropped its round one contest against the Person Lady Rockets, 51-17, while Halifax fell to Gretna.

With the pair of losses this week, the Bluestone is now 2-8, 2-3 in the James River District. The team has two JRD match-ups this week.

Bluestone is scheduled to host Goochland on Wednesday and travel to Buckingham on Friday.

In Friday’s game between Bluestone and Halifax, the Lady Comets rolled out to an 8-0 lead to begin the first quarter. Bluestone battled back, closing the score to 12-9 before a 7-0 run by Jeffress ended the frame with the Comets leading 19-9.

Halifax posted an eight-point second. During this stretch though, Bluestone was unable to really get any offense going — scoring only six points — and Halifax went into halftime leading 27-15.

The Comets posted nine points in the third and didn’t score for almost the last four minutes in the quarter. But Bluestone was limited in its scoring by a stepped-up Comets’ defense and was held to four points in the period.

Halifax opened the fourth leading 36-23 and had its second-most productive quarter of the game, scoring 16 points. The Comets held Bluestone to two points the entire quarter and walked away with the 52-25 win.

Dee Dee Jeffress scored 24 points for Halifax and teammate Demeisha Canada added 14.

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