The Halifax County High School junior varsity girls basketball team got back on the right track Wednesday night with a 38-22 win over Prince Edward County High School at Halifax County High School.
Wednesday night’s win gives the Comets a split of their two early-week games. The Comets fell to Patrick County High School 48-32 Tuesday night at Patrick County High School.
Halifax County High School stands 8-2 on the season heading into Friday night’s game against Magna Vista High School in Ridgeway.
Nine Comets players scored in Wednesday night’s win over Prince Edward County High School, none of them reaching double figures. Zy’Kaija Sims led the Comets in scoring with eight points. Tynia Carrington and Jadyn Harlow scored six points each, and Dakierra Graves, Vinique Winn and Destiny Talbott scored four points each. Alyssa Glasscock and Arielle Barnes scored two points each.
Halifax County High School had total control in Wednesday night’s contest. The Comets used their pressure defense to near perfection, holding Prince Edward Count High School scoreless for the first 12 minutes and 10 seconds of the game.
The Comets held a 26-0 lead when the Eagles scored their first points of the game with just under two minutes left in the second quarter. Halifax County High School led 26-5 at halftime.
It was more of the same in the second half as the Comets held a 34-9 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Never threatened, the Comets easily closed out the 16-point win.
Tuesday night’s game against Patrick County High School was a tough one for the Comets. Getting off to a slow start, the Comets trailed the Cougars 14-6 at the end of the first quarter, and were down 35-14 at halftime.
The Comets trimmed seven points off of their deficit in the third quarter that ended with the score at 39-25. Halifax County High School was unable to mount a serious threat to the Cougars in the fourth quarter, and trailed by 16 points at the end of the game.
Patrick County High School had a big edge at the free throw line, hitting 10 of 16 attempts. The Comets were 3-10 from the free throw line.
Harlow led the Comets in scoring in Tuesday night’s game against Patrick County High School with 11 points. Graves and Carrington followed with six points each. Sims chipped in four points, Glasscock scored three points, and Shania Torello scored two points.