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Lions end season with win

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Mikyler Smalls blocks the inbounds pass Wednesday against Martinsville. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / February 12, 2018
The Halifax County Middle School boys basketball team rode a balanced scoring attack en route to a 59-29 win at Patrick County Thursday night in the regular season finale.

Halifax will now start Junior Piedmont District tournament play this week.

The Lions got scoring contributions from 10 players. Zach Carter led the way for Halifax with 18 points and Javeon Morris had 10. Mikyler Smalls added eight and Kameron Roberts had six. Nijay Ross also contributed and had six points.

Halifax led 10-7 at the end of the first period and then bolted to a 29-16 lead at the half. Halifax had 18 points in the third period and 17 in the final stanza to overwhelm PC.

The Halifax boys defeated Martinsville, 41-28, on Wednesday.

Halifax scored 10 points in the first period, 13 in the second, eight in the third and then generated enough offense to hold off Martinsville.

Zach Carter had 12 points to lead the Lions.

Halifax hit two 3s in the final period, along with four free throws. Semaj Jeffreys had a 3-pointer and Javeon Morris had another trey.

Ultimately, Morris scored eight points. Nijay Ross had six and Kameron Roberts five.

Halifax had nine two-point baskets and four treys. Halifax performed well at the foul line, connecting on 11-of-16.

Martinsville trailed 23-13 at the half and 31-17 heading into the final period.





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