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Comets continue to struggle / January 18, 2018
The struggles continue for the Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team.

Halifax fell to Bassett on the road Tuesday night, 59-47.

Halifax started well, leading 13-8 after the first period. Both teams scored 17 points in the second period, and Halifax led 30-25 at the break.

Then Bassett turned up its offensive intensity in the third period, putting together a 23-9 run.

Bassett also won the final period, 11-6, to seal the win.

Mike Spraggins led Halifax with 13 points, while David Medley scored nine. Kendall Dixon and MyQuan Williams had eight apiece.

Mitchell Dunford led Bassett with 23 points, including seven 3-pointers. Wes Brown added 15, including one trey.

Bassett did considerable damage from beyond the arc, finishing with eight treys. Spraggins drained the lone 3-pointer for the Comets.

Halifax went ice cold in the third, as Williams, Medley and Dixon were the lone players to connect on two-point baskets. Spraggins drained one 3, but it wasn’t nearly enough.

Halifax connected on three baskets in the final period.

The Comets dropped to 5-10, 2-6 Piedmont District.

Halifax had a good start, as Spraggins gave the Comets some early momentum with five points in the first period.

Medley canned a three-pointer and Williams and Dixon each had two-point baskets, and the Comets had reason for optimism after the first eight minutes.

But in a sign of improvements to come, Bassett battled the Comets to a 17-all tie in the second period.

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