The Halifax County High School junior varsity girls basketball team’s early-season win streak has been snapped at five.
A bad second quarter was the difference Friday night as the Comets fell to Martinsville High School 42-29 in Martinsville.
Friday night’s loss, the first loss of the season for the Comets, dropped the Comets’ record to 5-1 overall and 1-1 against Piedmont District opponents.
Vinique Winn led the Comets in scoring with 11 points, seven of which she scored in the second half. Jadyn Harlow followed with eight points, five of them coming in the first half.
Winn led the Comets in rebounding with 13 rebounds, and Harlow followed with seven rebounds.
Alyssa Glasscock and Shania Torello scored three points each, with Glasscock’s points coming on a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. Zy’Kajia Sims and Tynia Carrington scored two points each.
Led by five points from Harlow, the Comets had a good first quarter, leading 10-6 after the first seven minutes of play. Then, the Comets went cold.
Halifax County High School scored only two points in the second quarter, those coming on a basket by Winn, and trailed 17-12 at halftime.
The Comets got going again in the third quarter with Harlow and Winn combining to score seven of the team’s 10 points in the quarter. That allowed the Comets to keep pace with the Bulldogs, leaving the Comets to again trail by five points at 27-22 heading into the fourth quarter.
Martinsville High School gradually pulled away in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs outscored the Comets 15-7 in the final period to win 42-29.
The Comets have three games scheduled this week, the first of them on Monday night when they hit the road to face Nottoway County High School. Also, the Comets have a road game against Tunstall High School on Tuesday night and close out the week with a home game on Friday against Bassett High School.