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Alyssa Glasscock of the Comet JV girls led the team in scoring with nine points. (David Conner II photo) / December 05, 2019
The Comet jayvee girls won their season opener with Appomattox County 36-28 as the Junior Lady Raiders fell behind in the second quarter and were unable to catch up as the game wore on.

After Halifax built a small lead at the end of the first quarter, 9-6, the Comets clamped down on defense and held Appomattox to only three points in the second frame. HCHS was ahead at halftime, 17-11.

The second half was an even matchup — both teams scored 19 points after the break — but that worked in favor of the Comets, who led the entire way.

“Sometimes I felt it was not a win because I felt we could play a whole lot better than we played,” said jayvee girls coach Jennifer Rutledge. “The girls never quit, and that was one positive thing. The hustle was definitely there.

“We didn’t get a lot of fouls called. The girls could have given up after that, but they didn’t, and I am proud of them for that … They worked hard and they finished. It was a good game.”

Appomattox went to the foul line for 12 tries while Halifax had half as many free throw attempts — six — but the Lady Raiders squandered the opportunity by making only two of their FT attempts.

Alyssa Glasscock led the scoring for the Comets with nine points. The rest of the offense was spread out across the roster. Janya Jackson had five points, Zy’Kajia Sims, Tynia Carrington and Vinique Winn each chipped in four, Dakierra Graves had three points Arielle Barnes and Jamiyah Chaney added two apiece and Jadyn Harlow scored one point.

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