The Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team wasted no time Wednesday night in running away to its sixth straight win.

Halifax County High School, with seven different players getting into the scoring column, ran up a 19-2 lead over Prince Edward County High School at the end of the first quarter in the game at Prince Edward County High School in Farmville and won 62-11.

Wednesday night’s win improved the Comets’ record to 6-0 on the season.

All but one of the 13 Comets players that were suited up for the game scored, with Demeisha Canada leading the team in the scoring column with 12 points, eight of which she scored in the second half.

Ella Morrison followed with 11 points, seven of which she scored in the first quarter.

Dee Dee Jeffress and Saviana Bailey each chipped in nine points, and Kamyria Woody-Giggetts scored eight points, six of which came in the fourth quarter. Dezheona Mitchell added four points, Jakayla Gooden, Shamya Hankins and Grace Langford scored two points each. Kayla Townes, Lauryn Easley and Lynia Reed all scored one point each.

The game was an easy one for the Comets. After taking a 19-2 lead at the end of the first quarter, the Comets got six players into the scoring mix in the second quarter as they pulled away to a 32-9 lead at halftime.

Halifax County High School’s defense, which had done an excellent job in the first half, got even better in the second half.

The Comets held the Eagles to just two points in the second half in completing the 62-11 victory.

Joe Chandler is the sports editor for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at jchandler@gazettevirginian.com.

Joe Chandler is the sports editor for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at jchandler@gazettevirginian.com