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Comets moving forward towards season opener / November 22, 2017
Halifax County High School varsity boys hoops is moving forward, with the season opener coming shortly.

“We’ve been working hard since April. They’re starting to jell together as a team, now we just have to be able to execute a little bit better on the offensive end, without turning the ball over and making the right plays,” said coach Sterling Williams.

Defensively, the Comets need to improve on keeping their assignments and the squad to learn to finish plays with improved rebounding.

Halifax scrimmaged Dan River and Cosby Saturday.

Williams said the Comets are still in a ‘feeling out process’ trying to find on-court leadership. Williams is searching to find both the top performers for the future and how the rotation will look, including contributors off the bench.

Williams said he has a good group of athletic players, who can run. He also has some versatility in this lineup.

“We feel good about the fact that we’ve got a lot of guys, we just need to figure out our rotation,” said Williams.

Williams said the Comet missed some assignments on defense in the scrimmage, and didn’t execute well on offense. He said this is correctible.

Both opponents played zone during the scrimmages, and the Comets had worked primarily against man-to-man. But Halifax still has some time to improve as a team.

Williams and the Comets open the season on Monday, November 27 against Prince Edward. The jayvees will open that night as well.

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