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Saviana Bailey and Talitha Marable battle for the loose ball against Tunstall Thursday. (David Conner II photo) / February 03, 2020

The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team got another win on Thursday when they defeated district rival Tunstall 57-31 in Halifax.

Halifax’s Ella Morrison paced all players on the night with 15 points. Morrison’s teammate Demeisha Canada posted 14 points in the winning effort.

The Comets set the stage early in the game when the tore out to a 21-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. Morrison was on fire to start the game knocking down three trey and a deuce in the opening stanza.

Tunstall had a better second period, posting 11 points in the frame. Halifax remained steady and scored 14 points over the period and led at halftime 35-18.

Morrison had 13 points at the half. Canada posted eight points, six of those coming in the second period.

Halifax had a big third period, heading the frame with 15 while holding Tunstall to four.

Halifax moved to the final period of play up by 28 at 50-22.

Tunstall won the fourth period 9-7 but the damage had long been done as Halifax secured the 57-31 win. Canada paced her team in the second half with six points.

Comet coach David Graham said he was happy with the win and the number of players that were able to contribute points. Halifax had 12 players post scores in the game.

“[A] great all-around game by the team,” Graham said. “Offense and defense were both good. Everybody was able to play and contribute to the game.”

With the win the Comet girls are 15-4, 6-3. Deaya Porter headed Tunstall with 14 points.

Halifax: S. Bailey 1, K. Townes 2, E. Morrison 15, K. Giggets 2, L. Easley 2, S. Hankins 2, L. Reed 2, D. Canada 14, D. Jeffress 7, T. Marable 5, A.Mitchell 2, D. Mitchell 3.

Tunstall: O. Morton 2, D. Porter 143, J Crews 3, A. Barbour 2, G. Elliott 5, K. Griffith 2, K. Hyde 3.

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