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Lions advance to semifinals / February 15, 2018
The Halifax County Middle School boys basketball team advanced to last night’s Junior Piedmont District tournament semifinals after a first-round win Monday.

The Lions rolled to a 50-37 win over Ben Franklin Middle, sparked by 17 points from Zach Carter and 15 from Javeon Morris. Mikyler Smalls had seven.

Halifax went on a 7 run in the first period and led 24-14 at the half. Carter had seven by halftime and Morris was even more effective, scoring 11.

The second half proved to be more competitive. Halifax outscored Franklin 14-10 in the third period and Franklin won the final stanza, 13-12.

Halifax had the edge in two-point field goals, 17-11, with two 3-pointers from Morris and Semaj Jeffress. Jeffress connected from the bonusphere in the final period for his only points of the night.

Ben Franklin had two treys as well.

Halifax went 10-of-16 from the foul line, while Franklin was nine of 10.

Halifax led 38-24 at the end of the third period, and the Lions had enough balance and offensive consistency in the fourth to hold on to the win.

Halifax sank three field goals in the final period, and the Lions also went four-for-seven at the foul line.

Jeffress, Morris and Carter connected from the field and Carter hit all three of his free throws as the Lions held on for the win.

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