Jadyn Harlow scored a game-high 13 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Halifax County High School junior varsity girls basketball team lost 35-26 at Magna Vista High School on Friday, dropping the Comets’ record to 8-3 on the season.
The Comets managed only two points in the first quarter, coming on Harlow’s first basket, and Magna Vista built a 5-2 lead, but Halifax County, behind four points from Harlow and two each from Zy’Kaija Sims, Arielle Barnes and Tynia Carrington outscored the Warriors 10-9 in the second quarter to trail by 14-12 at halftime.
Magna Vista, with Jamina Hairston scoring six of her team-high 10 points in the third quarter, helped the Warriors take a 28-19 lead with a quarter remaining, despite five points from Harlow in the period.
Each team scored seven points in the fourth quarter, with Halifax County getting baskets from Harlow, Carrington and Sims, in addition to a made free throw from Barnes, part of a 2-7 effort at the charity stripe by the Comets for the game.
Magna Vista was 8-24 at the free throw line for the game, including a 5-18 effort in the fourth quarter.
Sims and Carrington each scored four points for the Comets, Barnes scored three points, and Vinique Winn added two points.