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Comets jayvees cruise in scrimmage

The Halifax County High School junior varsity boys basketball team had it easy Friday, rolling up a big win over the Chatham High School jayvees here at Halifax County High School. Halifax County High School outscored the visitors in each of the five seven-minute quarters that were contested, rolling up a total final score of 88-27.

The second quarter was the biggest quarter for the Comets, as they rolled up a 24-8 edge in that stanza. Halifax County High School also chalked up big margins in the fourth and fifth quarters, taking the fourth quarter 17-4 and finishing the morning’s contest with a 20-5 edge in the fifth period.

Comets Head Coach Nathan Lantor said he was generally pleased with the team’s performance.

“I thought we played well as a team, as we did on Tuesday (against Dan River High School),” Lantor said.

“We worked hard and played good defense. The kids hustled. I didn’t think we executed as well, but we will work to try to get better every day.”

One area Lantor said he
saw improvement in was
early-game jitters in front of friends and fans that came out to watch the scrimmage.

“We didn’t have those today,” Lantor remarked.

“The guys worked hard and put forth a good effort.”

While the team gave a pretty good effort on defense, Lantor said the team’s defense still needs work.

“Our number one goal right now is to focus on defense,” Lantor said.

“We started off playing good defense, and we fell into bad habits. We didn’t play our passing lane, and we’re not playing good help-side defense.”

The Comets had 11 players to get into the scoring column in the scrimmage. In an unofficial tally, Tymeak Brandon and Kory Lennon each scored 10 points to lead the team’s scoring. Also unofficially, Trelanne Johnson and Tevin Edmunds each chipped in eight points.

Halifax County High School’s junior varsity team opens its season Wednesday, going on the road to face Martinsville High School. Tipoff time is 6 p.m.