The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team wasn’t able to keep up with the Liberty Christian Academy on offense and defense and were blown out in the second scrimmage of the preseason with a final score of 62-33.

“We did not play as bad as the final score was,” said head coach David Graham.

Ella Morrison once again led the lady Comets in scoring with seven points hitting one three and converting all four of her free throw attempts.

Not a single girl for the lady Comets was able to get into double digits scoring as they took on a team who had obviously played together and practiced for a while.

LCA’s Avery Mills was unstoppable on the offensive side as she dropped a game high 29 points in the LCA victory.

Just like the first scrimmage, the lady Comets ran various lineups to see who would play well together before their first official regular season game.

The lady Comets will now have a week to get back to their winning ways before their first regular season contest. They will travel to E.C. Glass High School on Monday with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m.

Jayvee

The Halifax County High School jayvee girls basketball team also came up short in a scrimmage against Liberty Christian Academy on Tuesday with a final score of 46-24.

This loss comes just five days after a dominant showing against Dan River High School in which the opposing team could only muster together three points in four quarters of play.

Like the varsity team, the jayvee girls played all 11 players in hopes of figuring out the best lineups once the regular season gets underway.

This time the lady Comets got off to an extremely slow start scoring zero points in the first quarter and were unable to overcome an early 12-point deficit.

Olivia Seamster led the JV Comets in scoring on the night with eight points, but like the varsity squad nobody was able to get into double digits.

The jayvees will have one week to prepare for their first official game of the season when they will travel to E.C. Glass High School on Monday with hopes to put on a strong showing and come out with a win.

The first home game for the girls is scheduled for Wednesday. The lady Comets will host Franklin County in hopes of putting on a show for their home crowd for the first time this season, as well as the first time in two years.

Josh Carlton is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jcarlton@gazettevirginian.com. 

Josh Carlton is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jcarlton@gazettevirginian.com.