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Akirra Spencer chases the ball against Tunstall Monday. / February 15, 2018

The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team easily defeated Tunstall Monday night, and now the Comets will turn to Albemarle Monday night in regional action.

The Comets shook off a slow start and breezed past Tunstall, 63-23.

To their credit, Halifax played hard right up to the end, but the consolation game was one-sided in favor of the Comets.

Halifax led 15-5 after the first period and the Comet momentum picked up from there.

Halifax cruised to the consolation game win and earned at least some positive momentum heading into the Albemarle test.

Dee Dee Jeffress led Halifax with 16 points and Tamiara Logan had 12. Nicole Gillard had ten and played a solid floor game.

Halifax also brought up a couple of performers from the jayvees, as A’nya Brandon scored seven points and Kayla Townes had five.

Akirra Spencer scored five for the Comets and Jasmyne Brown and Selena Socher had four apiece.

Halifax coach David Graham saw some positives heading into a tough regional assignment. Monday’s game is an elimination affair, as the losing squad will pack its gear for the winter.

“We started out slow and then made a couple of adjustments,” said Graham. From there, the Comets played really well.

Halifax needs to improve its points off turnovers, but the Comets showed good hustle all night. Halifax really clamped down on Tunstall in the second half.

The visitors had just two points in the third quarter. Halifax led 52-19 heading into the final eight minutes.

Graham praised the team for working the ball inside well.

Overall, the Comets are learning more about how to play as a team after working through some fundamentals for the first time.

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