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Lady Comets fall on Senior Night

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Katie Cole extends for a return against Bassett Tuesday. (David Conner II photo) / October 19, 2017
Halifax County High School varsity volleyball dropped a tough match to an athletic Bassett team, 3-1, on an emotional Senior night at the school.

Halifax finished 17-3. The Comets start Piedmont District tournament action tonight as a no. 3 seed.

Comet coach Tiffaney Bratton said Halifax dealt with an emotional senior night, honoring their fallen teammate, Olivia Noblin.

Halifax never really got in gear and could not handle the height and athleticism of the Bengals.

Bassett won the first game, 25-20. Halifax rallied to take a 25-22 win in the second game.

From there, Bassett dominated. The Bengals won the third game, 25-15, and the final game, 25-17.

Leigh-Anne McCormick led in attacks with 35, while Rose Spainhour and Savanna Cabaniss had 33 apiece.

Jeri Tyler had 16 and Calli Neal recorded 14.

Spainhour, McCormick and Cabaniss had ten kills apiece. Mackenzie Lawter had 91 sets, while Mccormick had 29.

Spainhour led in service points with 32, while Cabaniss had 13. McCormick had 11.

Lawter provided eight service points.

Spainhour had 14 aces and Cabaniss had five.

Spainhour led in good passes with 32. Katie Cole added 30.

Earlier, the jayvee defeated Bassett, 25-20, 25,20, in its final match of the season Tuesday.

Halifax finished its season at 10-10.

Abby Martin led in attacks with 11. Peyton Lowery had six, while Raegan Ridgeway carded eight. Kendall Foushee added six and Kirsten Wellons five.

As for kills, Martin and Ridgeway each had four.

In the setting department, Kendall Foushee led with 24.

Ridgeway had nine service points, while Kirsten Wellons and Amanda Duffer had eight.

Amanda Duffer had five aces. Ridgeway and Duffer each had eight good passes.

Coach Jessica Martin said her team played well, considering there were some matches where the final result could have gone either way.

Halifax also extended several teams to three games before losing.

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