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Lady Comets competitive, come up short at Bassett / January 18, 2018
The Halifax County High School varsity girls’ basketball team had a more competitive effort Tuesday night at Bassett, but still fell short, 47-40.

The Comets are 3-11, 0-8 in the Piedmont District.

Bassett put this one away with a 14-7 fourth quarter run. Halifax had scored 11 points in its first period, eight in the second, and 13 in the third.

But the Comets struggled in the final period, connecting on a pair of treys from Tamiara Logan. She finished with 13 points.

Dee Dee Jeffress hit one free throw in the final period. She led the Comets with 17.

Only two other Comets got into the scoring column. Jasmine Brown had five points and Meisha Canada scored four.

Bassett’s Jasmine Tinsley led all scorers with 18 points. Cara Helbert added 12 for the Lady Bengals.

Halifax fell behind early, trailing 16-11 at the end of the first period. Logan and Brown were the lone Comets to sink field goals.

Halifax won the second quarter, 8-5. Jeffress hit two field goals and two foul shots.

Halifax was very competitive in the third period, edging Bassett, 13-12.

Jeffress sank two treys and a two-point hoop.

But the Comets, trailing 33-31 at the end of three periods, could not contain Bassett in the final eight minutes.

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