The win streak for the Halifax County High School varsity girls basketball team is now up to seven.

Halifax County High School opened Piedmont District play Friday night with a 60-33 win over GW at Halifax County High School. The win puts the Comets at 7-0 overall and 1-0 in Piedmont District play heading into next week’s Gazette-Virginian Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament.

“It was a good team win,” said Comets head coach David Graham.

“We are playing great team defense right now and are passing the ball better on offense. We still have some lapses on offense at times, but we are working on that.

“We’re looking forward to a short Christmas break and, after that, playing in the Holiday Classic.”

Ten players got into the scoring column for the Comets, with Dee Dee Jeffress leading the team in scoring with 14 points, 11 of which she scored in the second half. Ella Morrison and Demeisha Canada chipped in 10 points each. Canada scored all of her points in the first half. Morrison scored six of her points in the second half.

Lynia Reed scored seven points, five of them in the first half. Dezheona Mitchell, Shamya Hankins and Saviana Bailey scored four points each. Lauryn Easley had three points, and Kayla Townes and Kamyria Woody-Giggetts scored two points each.

The Comets took control early, running away to a 21-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. Seven different players scored for the Comets in the first eight-minute quarter, with Canada leading the effort with six points and Mitchell getting four points.

Halifax County High School’s defense held GW to less than 10 points again in the second quarter, allowing the Comets to move out to a 32-10 advantage at halftime.

The Comets had an offensive lapse in the third quarter, opening the door for GW to trim six points off of its deficit. Halifax County High School managed only 10 points in the third quarter, with Jeffress scoring seven of them.

Leading 42-26 heading into the fourth quarter, the Comets got back on track, outscoring GW 18-7 over the final eight minutes to secure the 60-33 win.

Five different players scored for the Comets in the fourth quarter, with Morrison leading the way with five points and Jeffress and Bailey adding four points each. Kayla Townes and Kamyria Woody-Giggetts scored two points each.

Nyasia Lanier led the GW scoring effort with 13 points. Curtasja Brooks followed with nine points.

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