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Kezheona Mitchell stretches for the loose ball in HCHS’s varsity girls basketball game against Dan River Monday. (David Conner II photo) / December 06, 2018
The Comet varsity girls’ basketball team improved to 2-1 after slipping past Dan River, 42-39, Monday.

Dee Dee Jeffress bounced back with a game-high 17 points, while Talitha Marable scored 10. Lynia Reed scored seven.

Halifax enjoyed a 15-9 run in the final period.

Dan River had two players in double figures, led by Aliyah Fitz with 14 and Kayla DeShazar with 11.

Coach David Graham expressed pride in the Halifax comeback effort.

“Awesome win against an improved Dan River team,” said Graham.

Demeshia Canada scored four and Kayla Townes and Ella Morrison scored two apiece.

“It was a battle to the end but our girls fought to the end, never giving up. They put on a huge defensive show creating over 20 turnovers and pressuring the ball the entire game,” said Graham.

Halifax had success at the foul line, hitting 12 of 18, six of seven in the final period.

“Our inside girls did an outstanding job inside the paint despite giving up size and height to Dan River. We didn’t get many fast break points which is something we must have to win more ball games. This will be something we will continue work on in practice. The team showed a lot of character coming back from a big loss to Person by playing an outstanding complete game,” said Graham.

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