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Lady Comets have fresh opportunity to make headway with difficult assignment

SoVaNow.com / February 08, 2018
The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team has a fresh opportunity Friday to make headway, but the Comets have a difficult assignment.

Halifax, which finished its regular season 5-15, begins play at Martinsville at 5:30 p.m. in the Piedmont District tournament. Martinsville owns the no. 2 seed, while Halifax is the seventh seed.

Halifax is guaranteed at least two more games this season, following Friday’s tournament opener. The Comets will get at least a second game in the Piedmont tournament, and one game in sub-regional action.

Comet coach David Graham said the squad is looking forward to the tournament.

“Our first opponent will be a very tough, tall Martinsville team. We are working on inside play and fast break this week to try to overcome our height disadvantage. We have will not have one of our starters this week but her replacement will play well,” said Graham. “We just need to create a little more offense and we will be fine.” .

Friday’s Piedmont District tournament includes four games. No. 1 seed Patrick County will host Tunstall, the eighth seed. Tunstall went winless in the district. No. 4 seed Franklin County will host fifth seed GW-Danville.

Martinsville will host the Comets and third seed Magna Vista will host no. 6 seed Bassett.

The losers of the Halifax-Martinsville and the Patrick County-Tunstall game will meet in the district tournament, with the higher seed serving as the host team.

The Piedmont tournament continues with second round action Monday, and Halifax will be involved in at least this game.

The district tournament championship is set for Tuesday.. The third place game will also be played that night.

Beyond the district tournament, Halifax also has at least one game in the conference sub-regionals. That game is set for Feb. 19, with fifth-seeded Halifax traveling to the no. 4 seed in elimination action.





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