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Comets upbeat about next season / March 01, 2018

Halifax County High School varsity boys basketball had a tough season, losing in the first round of sub-regional play to Patrick Henry-Roanoke last week.

Comet coach Sterling Williams is keeping an upbeat tone about next season.

Halifax ended the campaign 10-15.

“I felt like we kind of gave some of those games back, that we had some leads, and just didn’t finish out games,” said Williams.

Williams said this was a rebuilding year after Halifax lost a core of seniors last season.

“As far as next year goes, I think we will be a little bit younger. We have some young guys who are going to have to come up from jayvee,” said Williams.

Some of the returnees played decent minutes this year.

Williams will be looking for leadership from MyQuan Williams, who played in every game; Tyree Dunkley, who started coming on at the end of the season, and Kendall Dixon, who had some starting assignments.

Otis Slayton returns, and brings athleticism to the hardwood.

Michael Spraggins will be looking to improve after playing some solid minutes for the Comets this year.

“We’ll have five guys who played a lot of minutes for us coming back, had some experience,” said Williams.

Williams said the Comets have to be bigger and stronger next season, and shoot the hoop well. He wants to see more off-season weight room work. The jayvees had a solid season, and Williams wants to see them adjust to the faster speed of the game at the varsity level.

Skill development is always a point of emphasis in the off-season, Williams added.

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