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Service set Friday for late Councilman Billy Clarke

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Lady Comets bounce back from Gretna loss to beat Bluestone

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Demeisha Canada tries to stop a Gretna ballhandler. / December 31, 2017

Dee Dee Jeffress scored 24 points and teammate Demeisha Canada added 14 as Halifax County High School went on to claim third-place in the Holiday Classic 52-25 over Bluestone High School Friday.

The win improved the Halifax to 3-8, as the team prepares to enter the thick of the Piedmont District, beginning Tuesday with a road trip to Magna Vista.

Halifax lost their first-round Classic game to Gretna, 53-24, Thursday.

In Friday’s win over Bluestone, Halifax rolled out to an 8-0 lead to begin the first quarter. Bluestone battled back closing the score to 12-9, before a 7-0 run by Jeffress ended the frame with the Comets leading 19-9.

The Comets posted an eight-point second. During this stretch though, Bluestone was unable to really get any offense going - scoring only six points - and Halifax went into halftime leading 27-15.

The Comets posted nine points in the third and didn’t score for almost the last four-minutes in the quarter. But Bluestone was limited in its scoring by a stepped-up Comets’ defense and was held to four points in the period.

Halifax opened the fourth leading 36-23 and had its second-most productive quarter of the game, scoring 16 points. The Comets held Bluestone to two points in the fourth and walked away with the 52-25 win.

In addition to Jeffress and Canada, Nicole Gillard knocked down eight points. Akirra Spencer, Kayla Townes and Desheona Mitchell each had two points.

Lady Comets Bounced by Gretna 53-24

Halifax had a poor outing to start the Classic, dropping its opening-round game to Gretna 53-24.

A high turnover rate and poor shooting plagued Halifax on Thursday and Gretna wasted no time in capitalizing on the Comets’ miscues.

Both teams opened the game, ice-cold. Halifax didn’t post its first points until approximately 3:30 left in the first quarter. Even then the score was only 4-2, Gretna.

Gretna eventually got some offense going and moved out to lead 12-6 at the end of the first quarter.

A three-point second quarter for Halifax saw the team down by 11 at 20-9 at halftime.

In the second half of play a 10-point third and a five-point fourth by the Comets would seal their fate and the 53-24 win for Gretna.

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