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Comets squeak past Prince Edward 49-48 / December 11, 2017

The Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball team battled to a 49-48 non-conference win over Prince Edward County Thursday in Farmville.

There were various momentum swings, as Halifax won the first period, 13-12. Prince Edward outscored Halifax in the second quarter, 18-13. The Comets contained the Eagles in the third period, 11-5, but PE almost rallied to win in the final stanza.

Halifax outscored Prince Edward in the final period, 12-11.

Mike Spraggins played well for HCHS and scored 16 points. Terrell Carden had six, while MyQuan Williams added five. Jordan Williams, J.D. Boyd, David Medley and J’Quan Davis had four points apiece.

Halifax trailed much of the way.

In the end, the Comets made the plays they needed to pull out a road win.

Comet coach Sterling Williams said Carden fouled an Eagle, who missed the front end of a critical late one-and-one.

Carden hit a pivotal three-pointer, and HCHS did well at the foul line, securing the win.

Williams praised his team for keeping their composure and avoiding frustration, despite foul problems. Spraggins had four fouls, while Boyd and Dashon Louden had three apiece.

Halifax is now 2-2.

Williams said Halifax has to look for better offensive starts in its games.

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