The Halifax County High School’s boys basketball team came up short Tuesday in the first game action of the season.

The Comets fell to Cosby High School with a final score of 47-32.

Halifax County was led by center Zacharich Carter, who scored the first eight points of the game for the team. Carter finished the scrimmage with 17 points, eight boards and two blocks.

Carter’s game consisted of buckets in the paint and the Cosby team had no answer for him.

The difference in the game came in the second quarter. The Comets came out slow and were only able to add seven points while the Cosby team got hot from behind the arc adding 12 points to their lead, going into halftime the score was 26-18.

Even after halftime the Comets struggled to make shots while the Cosby team continued to rain down threes.

With this being a scrimmage, the Comets players were just looking to improve their game against a team (Cosby) who had obviously been practicing together for a while. However, the Comets just began practice with a full roster on Nov. 18.

Many of the players on the basketball team also competed on the football team. Since the football season just came to an end on Nov. 14, some players did not arrive at practice until last week.

The Comets also ran multiple different lineups on the floor getting everyone playing time in hopes of finding out which lineups will work the best.

There is still time for the Comets to improve before their first official game scheduled for Dec. 1 away at Franklin County, but the team won’t hit their home court until Dec. 7 against Prince Edward County.

Josh Carlton is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him 

Josh Carlton is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him