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Comets on road to Roanoke in regional first round

SoVaNow.com / February 19, 2018
The Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team is headed to the Star City tonight for the first round of regional action.

Halifax will take on old rival PH-Roanoke, which used to be a sturdy opponent in the Comets’ district, before Halifax got rerouted to the Piedmont.

Comet coach Sterling Williams believes Monday’s test is a winnable contest, and the staff has seen film on the Patriots.

Williams hopes to use sound defense and keep the opponents off the glass, while executing offensively.

Halifax is the fifth seed.

Williams has a plan to send PH packing and move the Comets into the second round of regional action.

Williams said he plans to run the same offense the Comets have run all season, and then finish the game.

“We’ve got a chance to win,” said Williams. Halifax is the no. 6 seed, and PH-Roanoke has the third seed.

Halifax will seek matchup advantages by seeking to attack inside.

Williams wants to pay attention to PH’s outside shooters and attack the boards.

The Comets are 10-14.

Should Halifax win, it is expected the Comets would travel Wednesday in the second round of the regionals.



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