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Lady Comets pick up district win
SoVaNow.com / January 13, 2014The Halifax County High School girls’ varsity basketball team collected a valuable district road win Friday, slipping past Patrick County, 36-35.
Lakia Martin had a strong game for the Comets and finished with 17 points, including one 3-pointer and four-for-four free throw shooting. Martin stepped up in the final period, adding a trey, and scoring seven points in the frame.
Janiyah Logan added seven points and Alexia Tucker had six. Ashley Hill scored three, while Brittani Boxley scored two. Mecca Carter added one point.
HCHS trailed, 21-19, but rallied with a 17-point final period. PC scored 16 points, giving the Comets a one-point advantage at the end.
Tucker had five points in the final period, while Hill added all three of her points. Logan also added a field goal in the final period.
Halifax improved to 6-6 overall and 2-3 in the district.
Comet coach Wayne Murray praised the team for an unrelenting determination to win, and the hustle to get the job done.
HCHS was down by nine points with about three minutes left. Tucker hit a key 3-pointer and a driving layup down the stretch. Hill had a driving layup, got fouled and made the free throw.
Lakia Martin drained a key trey in the final period. She also snagged an offensive rebound and got the key stickback for the game-winning basket with two seconds left on the clock.
HCHS got two defensive rebounds off missed free throws down the stretch, helping to fuel the comeback.
Halifax has two games this week, a home game with Martinsville Wednesday and a road trip to Franklin County on Friday.
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