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Dee Dee Jeffress paced the Comet girls with 11 points against Martinsville Tuesday. (Blakeley Swanson photo) / January 30, 2020
The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team fell to Martinsville 46-39 at home Tuesday. The Comets are now 14-4, 5-3 Piedmont District.

The game was tight with Halifax only down by three at the end of the first period and first half.

Martinsville would take the second half 24-20 to hang on for the win.

Dee Dee Jeffress paced Halifax with 11 points. Martinsville’s Caira Valentine and Nakieyah Hairston headed the scoring column posting 14 points apiece.

Halifax dropped the first period to Martinsville 13-11. Jeffress had six points in the frame, hitting two baskets and collecting two points at the foul line.

Both teams kept the pressure on in the second frame with Martinsville edging out Halifax 9-8. Martinsville was up at halftime 22-19.

Jeffress’ six headed the Comets in the first half. Valentine posted eight points over the same course for Martinsville.

In the third period Halifax continued to play a solid game, yet were unable to stymie Martinsville’s offense. The visitors won the third period 14-13.

Halifax entered the final period down by four at 36-32. Martinsville would take the fourth frame 10-7.

Ella Morrison and DeMeshia Canada collected eight points each for Halifax; Talitha Marable added seven.

Halifax hosts Tunstall tonight at 7 p.m.

Halifax: K. Townes 2, E. Morrison 8, Lynia Reed 3, DeMeshia Canada 8, Dee Dee Jeffress 11, Talitha Marable 7.

Martinsville: Destiny Harris 6, Caira Valentine 14, Janiyah Benton 8, Nakieyah Hairston 14, Savasiah Boyd 2, Tanyia Wade 2.

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