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Comets freshmen fall to Franklin County

The Halifax County High School freshman boys basketball team was handed its first loss of the season Monday night, as Franklin County High School turned the tables on the Comets with a 43-30 win. Monday night’s loss dropped the Comets’ record to 2-1 on the season, and left the Comets with a split of their two meetings against Franklin County High School.

Halifax County kept the game close through the first quarter, which ended with the Comets on the short end of a 7-6 score. The Comets encountered a lengthy scoring drought in the second quarter as Franklin County outscored them by a 17-3 margin to take a 24-9 lead at halftime.

Halifax County got back on track in the third quarter, and cut its deficit to six points at 27-21 by the end of the period. The Comets managed to keep the contest close early in the fourth quarter before Franklin County High School was able to ice the game in the final three minutes.

Justin Penick, Kyran Adams and Ry’Mel Windsor led the Comets in scoring with six points each. Felix Scott chipped in four points, Peter Gasperini scored three points on a three-point bucket in the fourth quarter, and Dajur Mobley and Roger Mills each scored two points. Markyee Thomas scored one point.

Korian Green led Franklin County High School with 12 points.

The Comets ninth-grade team will be back in action Saturday when it faces Patrick Henry High School of Roanoke at 2:30 p.m. at Halifax County High School.