The Halifax County High School varsity lady Comets picked up their sixth straight win on Friday versus Person High School with a final score of 46-29.

Ella Morrison led the team in scoring with 14 points in the blow-out win.

Shamya Hankins once again made her presence felt on the inside scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Along with their offensive efforts, their defensive effort kept the game out of reach racking up 20 steals in the victory.

The game was never close as the lady Comets led 12-3 after the first with Morrison scoring seven of her 14 points in the opening quarter.

Going into the second, the Comets continued to get their hands in passing lanes stealing passes and converting those steals into points.

Morrison continued her dominance on offense scoring seven more points in the second quarter giving the Comets a 25-8 lead going into halftime.

Coming out of halftime, Morrison seemed to take a back seat and give the rest of her teammates opportunities to add to the lady Comets 25-8 lead.

The third quarter is when Hankins came alive in the paint grabbing offensive boards and going back up strong totaling nine points in the third giving the lady Comets a 36-16 lead.

Going into the fourth quarter with a big lead the lady Comets struggled to get anything going on offense as the Rockets began to make a slight comeback by scoring 13 points in the fourth quarter.

However, the deficit was too large for the Rockets to overcome as the Comets added 10 more points in the fourth as Lynia Reed added three points, Jamiyah Chaney added two points, Hankins added two points from the free-throw line, Kamyria Woody-Giggetts added two points and Jadyn Harlow added one point from the free-throw line.

“We had good all-around play from Ella and Shamya and excellent defense from by Saviana and Lynia,” head coach David Graham said. “It was nice to be playing at home after being on the road the last four games and the team played outstanding in the first half with great defense and offense. We slowed it down on offense in the second half to preserve the win.”

The lady Comets will look to continue their six-game win streak after the Christmas break when they take on Person at home on Dec. 28.

“We will continue to work hard over the next week to keep our girls ready for Person when we get back from break,” Graham concluded.

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.