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Lions pick up win over Laurel Park / February 02, 2017
The Halifax County Middle School boys basketball team earned an important road win over Laurel Park Monday.

Halifax won in overtime, 56-55.

Halifax improved to 12-1 and avenged its only loss of the season. The Lions have the top spot in the Piedmont Junior District standings.

Kevon Ferrell led all scorers with 19 points and Keyshawn Wells scored 14. Montreal Claiborne scored ten.

Halifax went on a 16-7 run in the third period, while LP had a 19-6 edge in the fourth quarter.

Halifax then outscored Laurel Park 9-8 in OT.

“We had control most of the game, playing solid, even taking a sizable lead into the fourth,” said Lion coach W.J. Long.

But the Lion fortunes soured a bit, as missed free throws hurt, along with some turnover issues.

Halifax did enough to win in OT.

“In the OT we jumped out to an eight-point lead, but they managed to hit a 3 and a few more drives to the basket and got it close. We continued to miss free throws and with 1.7 seconds they had the ball going full length for the game winner, but it was tipped by one of our defenders. Lucky we didn’t get a foul there,” said Long.

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