A quick start and balanced scoring allowed the Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team to break a two-game losing streak with a 47-29 win at Nottoway High School on Monday.

All eight players who made the trip saw playing time, and each hit the scorebook, with Lynia Reed and Ella Morrison each scoring eight points, and Dee Dee Jeffress and Talitha Marable adding seven points apiece, while Demeisha Canada scored six points.

Kamyria Woody-Giggetts scored four points, Saviana Bailey three points, and Shamya Hankins and Deezheona Mitchell two points each for the Comets, which improved to 9-2 overall on the season.

The win came at a good time following two straight losses, including a close loss to Martinsville High School on Friday, according to Head Coach David Graham.

“It was nice to get a solid win,” said Graham. “Everyone on the team was able to play and did a good job.”

The fast start, with scoring from seven different players, enabled the Comets to take a 19-2 lead after one quarter, and a 15-6 run in the second quarter including 3-pointers from Reed, Jeffress and Marable allowed the Comets to take a 34-8 lead at halftime and essentially put the game away.

Halifax County led 40-18 after three quarters and cruised home to the win, despite connecting on only three baskets after halftime.

Halifax County did almost everything well against Nottoway, including good passing and solid rebounding, according to Graham.

The Comets did not enjoy a good night at the charity stripe, connecting on only eight of 17 free throw opportunities.

“We got off to a fast start on them by pushing the ball down the court,” Graham pointed out.

“We rebounded well and pass the ball excellent. Overall, it was a great team effort.”

Halifax County, which owns a 1-1 record in the Piedmont District, has two district games remaining this week, Tuesday at Tunstall High School and Friday at home against Bassett High School.