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Lady Comets have solid effort in season opener

SoVaNow.com / November 30, 2017
The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball squad showcased a solid team effort Monday night in a 45-39 victory at Prince Edward County.

Dee Dee Jeffress scored 13 points and Daisy Mitchell added 12 in the win. Brittany Clark added nine.

Halifax started a bit sluggishly, scoring seven points in the first period. The Comets almost doubled that production in the second quarter, scoring 13 points. The Comets added ten in the third period and 15 in the final period.

Jasmine Brown added five and Nicole Gillilard had four. Tamiara Logan added two and Meisha Canada had one.

“Exciting game hard fought by both teams to the end. We started out slowly but turned it up in the latter part of the second quarter. Our defense kept us in the game the first half. Excellent defense by the entire team throughout the game,” said coach David Graham.

“The energy showed by our players was outstanding. Our offense stepped it up in the latter part of the second quarter and kept the pace the whole game. Our starters played very well and the difference in the game was our bench players,” said Graham.

Halifax had some success at the foul line, connecting on 15 of 35 free throws.

Halifax held Prince Edward in check in the final period, outscoring the home team, 15-11. Clark drained a three and connected on a free throw, while Mitchell sank a basket and hit four of six free throws in the last quarter.

“This was one of the best team efforts we have had where these girls refuse to lose. That team effort wins those close ballgame like this one in the final minutes. Our fan support was great and we need it on the road. Thanks to all that came out.

“This was a tough first test,” said Graham, expressing pride in the whole team.

Prince Edward scored just nine points in the third quarter. Combining the last two quarters, the Comets allowed just six field goals in the second half.

Halifax outscored PECHS 25-20 in the second half.

Clark and Gilliland drained 3-pointers for the Comets.



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