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Kayla Townes battles for the ball in Wednesday’s HCHS varsity girls basketball game against Prince Edward. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / January 20, 2020


Despite a combined 35 points from Dee Dee Jeffress and Ella Morrison the HCHS varsity girls basketball team couldn’t put away Magna Vista, falling 64-53 on the road.

Jeffress had 19 points while Morrison chipped in 16. Magna Vista had two players also lighting up the scoreboard, Tanesha Hairston and Ja’liah Wilson had 29 and 21 points, respectively. Sanai Hairston Williams also had double figures for the Warriors with 12.

The Warriors stormed out to a 20-9 first period score. The Comets pushed back in the second period and won the frame 18-15. Jeffress had 10 first half points.

The third period for the Comets helped to seal their fate when the posted only eight points during the period. At the same time Magna Vista scored 18 for the 53-35 score entering the final period.

Halifax had a strong fourth period shooting for 18 points while holding MV to 11. The Warriors would go on to claim the district win 64-53.

Halifax: E. Morrison 16, L. Reed 6, D. Canada 6, D. Jeffress 19, D. Mitchell 6.

MV: C. Dillard 2, T. Hairston 29, J. Wilson 21, S. Williams 12.

Halifax defeats Patrick County 65-61

Halifax got a solid district win last week beating Patrick County 65-61 in a road contest.

Morrison paced the Comets with 23 points. DeMeshia Canada and Jeffress contributed 16 points each in the win.

Halifax took a 16-14 lead into the second period led by Canada’s seven points. The Comets kept the pressure on their opponents outscoring them 17-12 in the second quarter for the 33-26 lead at halftime.

Patrick County outscored Halifax in the third 14-13 and in the fourth 21-19. But a solid overall game performance would secure the four-point win at 65-61 for the Comets.

Patrick’s Sierra Hubbard led all players on the night with 38 points.

Halifax: E. Morrison 23, K. Giggetts 4, S. Hankins 3, L. Reed 2, D. Canada 13, T, Marable 5, D. Mitchell2.

Patrick: J. Lewis 7, G. Hubbard 7, J. Hass 5, A. Epperson 2, S. Hubbard 38, L. McGhee2.

Comets thrash Prince Edward 54-19.

Halifax placed 12 players in the scoring column in a non-district win over Prince Edward, exploding for the 20-4 first period score in the eventual 54-19 win.

The Comet girls cooled down considerably in the second period only posting three points. But at the same time PE only mustered four points for the 23-8 halftime score.

Halifax returned to the court and turned in quarters of 14 and 17 points to end the game. PE scored eight second half points in the lopsided loss.

Halifax: S. Bailey 6, K. Townes 4, K. Giggets 5, L. Easley 5, S. Hankins 6, L. Reed 2, D. Canada 5, D. Jeffress 10, T. Marable 3, A. Mitchell 2, D. Mitchell 4, G. Langford 2.

PE: K. Foltz 4, A. Minter 6, K. Rux 9.





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