The Halifax County JV boys basketball team ended their season on a high note, traveling to Patrick County and Magna Vista to bring home two wins.

The wins gave the Comets a final record of 13-5 on the season.

On Monday night, Halifax traveled to Patrick County and defeated the Cougars 50-37. The Comets jumped out to a 30-24 lead at the half en route to the 13-point victory.

Semaj Jeffreys who scored 13 points led Halifax. Aziyah Easley had 9 and Kequan Newton, John Loudon and Mykyler Smalls had 6 points each. Jahmarri Chandler added 4 points, Qualik Tucker 3 and Daki Chandler added 2 for the Comets.

On Tuesday night, Halifax traveled to Magna Vista in their final game of the season. The Comets would need overtime to defeat the Cougars 56-54. It was another second half comeback for Halifax, who trailed the Warriors 33-22 at halftime. Magna Vista got off to a hot start shooting, with all 12 of their points coming from the three-point line.

The Comets would claw back to tie the game and force overtime with a big fourth quarter, and defensively holding Magna Vista to only one field goal in the quarter. The Warriors made several free throws, but it was the Comets defense that helped them force overtime.

Halifax was able to carry their offense into overtime, scoring 12 points en route to the 56-54 win. It was another hard fought game that saw the Comets come back from a deficit of close to double figures.

KeQuan Newton and John Loudon led the Comets in scoring with 13 points each. Daki Chandler had 8 points, Mykyler Smalls added 6, Aziyah Easley and Qualik Tucker added 4 points each and Semaj Jeffreys scored 2 for Halifax.

The wins helped the Comets end the season on a high note, and with over half of the team being freshmen, the team should be very competitive again next season.

Johnathan Kirland is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact himĀ