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Qualik Tucker stretches for the ball against GW Friday. / January 27, 2020

The Halifax County High School jayvee boys basketball team went one-and-one last week getting the win on Wednesday over Appomattox but fell to district opponent George Washington on Friday.

Against Appomattox, Halifax jumped on their visitors early posting a 10-4 first period. Semaj Jeffreys and KaNyle Canada had a three-pointer each in the opening period.

Halifax took the second period with a score of 13-5. KeQuan Newton paced the period with seven points

Newton led the half for Halifax with nine points. The Comets were up 23-9 at the break.

Halifax kept the offensive pressure on in the third period outscoring Appomattox 14-9. Jeffreys had seven points in the frame.

Each team posted six points in the final period for the 43-24 Comets’ win. Newton led all scorers with 11 points; Jeffreys sank 10 points.

Halifax 41, GW 74

This game was scored 10-8 at the end of one in favor of GW but by halftime the visitors had worked the lead to 37-18 and the junior Comets never recovered.

The third period was competitive with Halifax only losing the frame by three points, 18-15. The teams entered the fourth frame with GW up 55-33.

Halifax was held to eight points in the closing period in taking the 74-41 loss. MyKyler Smalls paced Halifax with 17 points.

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