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Comets fall in opener to Jefferson Forest

A quick, athletic Jefferson Forest squad proved too potent offensively for the Halifax County High School varsity football squad Friday night, speeding past the Comets, 50-30, in South Boston.

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Lady Comets fall to Rockets

SoVaNow.com / December 13, 2012
The Halifax County High School varsity girls’ basketball team got back to .500 Tuesday night. HCHS, playing Person County on the road, defeated the Rockets 63-53.

Halifax is now 3-3 on the campaign.

Halifax built a 20-14 margin in the first period and later did enough to win. HCHS did a good job on the foul line late and held off Person County.

Alexia Tucker led the Comets with 15 points, including seven in the first period. Logan Holmes added 13 points. Lakia Martin had 11 points, hitting all three of her free throws in the final period. Janiyah Logan had 13 and connected on six-of-seven fourth quarter free throws.

Overall, HCHS went 10-for-14 from the line in the final period.

“The girls played a great game against Person. We were able to do some great things in the game to get the win,”coach Billy Lucas, said.

“Early on we got into foul trouble and had to stop pressing, so we dropped back into our half court defense and were able to run it extremely well throughout the night.

“Also, Person pressured us and we did an excellent job handlijng the pressure once we settled down. We were able to hit free throws down the stretch to secure the win,” said Lucas.

“Overall, I am extremely pleased with how we played and were able to execute down the stretch to secure the win,” said Lucas.

Halifax got scoring from five players in the fourth period and held on to a confidence-building win.

The Comets host Martinsville Friday.

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