The Halifax County High School lady Comets varsity basketball team picked up a scrimmage victory on Thursday versus Dan River High School for the first time in two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Former HCHS football kicker Ella Morrison led the team in scoring on the night with 13 points in their 48-39 victory.

The lady Comets got out to a slow start after their first time hitting the floor for game action over two years but were able to turn things around after the first quarter and pickup their offensive scoring.

“We have 15 girls and tried different combinations which was good because it gives them a chance to play in game situations. Overall, we scored a lot more points than I was anticipating,” said head coach David Graham.

Graham said the team executed on their fast breaks well, shot the ball good and made good passes throughout the game.

In practice last week, the girls worked on transition baskets and that was evident throughout the game as they made the most of their opportunities.

“I thought they worked really well as a team and complimented each other even our bench was very supportive,” said Graham.

Graham said they still have things to improve on and rebounding was his focus.

“We got hurt rebounding, we didn’t rebound well but our defense was pretty good,” said Graham.

The girls will get their chance to improve their rebounding on Tuesday with their second scrimmage of the season versus Liberty Christian Academy with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m.

Jayvee

The Halifax County High School jayvee lady Comets dominated in every aspect in their scrimmage on Thursday versus Dan River High School winning with a final score of 63-3.

The defense forced turnover after turnover and the offense capitalized on every opportunity they got.

Olivia Seamster and T. Watson led the team in scoring, scoring 10 points apiece in the victory.

The jayvee team is scheduled to take on Liberty Christian Academy on Tuesday with tip off scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and will look to continue their dominate defensive and offensive efforts.

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.