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Jayvees finish 17-2 for successful season

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Comet jayvee boys player Amir Spencer chases a loose ball against Tunstall. (David Conner II photo) / February 05, 2018
The Halifax County High School jayvee boys basketball team had a very successful winter campaign, finishing 17-2.

Coach Hakeem Pettus and the Comets have to be credited with a strong run, as Halifax completed the slate with a 67-51 rout of Tunstall Friday night at home.

Halifax sprinted out to a 19-11 start in the first period. The Comets led 32-26 at halftime and held a 44-39 edge at the end of the third quarter. Tunstall faded in the final quarter, as Halifax hit a higher gear offensively. Halifax limited Tunstall to four baskets and two free throws in the final period. The Comets enjoyed balanced scoring and went on a 23-12 final surge.

Kevon Ferrell has been a consistent player all season and he had 20 points overall. Ferrell scored 12 in the final period.

Zy’liek Perkins had 10 points, while Tucker Harris scored eight. Amir Spencer had six.

The jayvees routed Martinsville Wednesday, 68-19.

Halifax took command early and never faced any serious trouble. The Comets allowed one Bulldog field goal in the first quarter and raced to a 16-point lead.

Halifax did more damage in the second period and dominated the rest of the way. Osiris Ross led the Comets with ten points, while Amir Spencer scored eight. Ferrell and Harris also had eight points apiece. Jhamad Lawson scored seven.

Halifax sank three treys in the lopsided win.

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