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Tucker Harris launches a shot during action Friday against GW. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / December 18, 2017
The winning streak is over for the Halifax County High School jayvee boys basketball team.

Person County edged Halifax, 50-48, Saturday in Roxboro. Halifax fell to 6-1.

Earlier, Halifax cruised by GW, 49-39, Friday.

Halifax County was competitive until the final period Saturday against the Rockets. The Comets hit just two field goals and one foul shot in the fourth period, playing two games in two nights.

Person hit a 3-pointers and outscored the Comets, 9-3, in a decisive fourth period.

Halifax led, 29-15, at the half. But the Comets, while competitive in the third period, faded down the stretch.

Kevon Ferrell led Halifax with 13 points, while Devon Jennings had 11. Osiris Ross scored eight.

In earlier action, Halifax powered past GW-Danville, part of a complete sweep of the Eagles.

Halifax led 27-24 at the half. The Comets took control in the second half, leading 35-27 at the end of the third period. Halifax held GW to just three field goals in the final period, including one trey, and showed good balance offensively in the final stanza.

Three players finished in double figures for Halifax, Zy’liek Perkins and Osiris Ross had 12 apiece and Devon Jennings had 11.





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