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Brunswick County stifles Comets varsity girls

Brunswick County High School exploited Halifax County High School’s Achilles Heel and the Comets wilted. In the toughest game the team has faced this season, the Comets varsity girls basketball team lost 60-18 to Brunswick County High School Tuesday night in Lawrenceville.

Tuesday night’s loss dropped the Comets’ record to 2-4 overall on the season.

“We were totally out-matched,” noted Halifax County High School Head Coach Matthew McCargo.

“It was a matter of pressure.”

The Comets got off to a decent start in the first quarter. With the help of eight points from Brianna Lindsey, the Comets were in contention at the end of the first quarter despite trailing 15-10.

When Brunswick County High School discovered that the Comets were unable to handle its full-court pressure defense, the Lady Bulldogs quickly capitalized.

Halifax County managed to score only four points in the second quarter and trailed 29-14 at halftime. The Comets were able to add only four points in the third quarter and trailed 48-18 heading into the fourth quarter.

When McCargo thought things couldn’t get any worse, they did. The Comets failed to score at all in the fourth quarter as Brunswick raced away to a 42-point win.

“We started out playing a good first quarter,” McCargo pointed out.

“They girls were there. It was just a matter of continuous pressure. Once we get pressured we tend to fold up and just abandon camp. We just didn’t give the effort for very long.”

Brunswick County High School’s pressure defense was so stifling that the Comets found themselves unable to get the ball past mid-court on many occasions. On the times they did, the Comets were unable to take care of the ball.

“It was the most pressure we’ve seen this season,” McCargo said.

“We’ve got to get used it because we know all of the Western Valley District teams are teams that believe in a hard press and we’re going to see it. We’re using these (non-district) games to work up to our Western Valley District games. We just didn’t handle it very well tonight.”

Lindsey was the high scorer for the Comets, finishing her night with 12 points, all coming in the first half. Che’Lese Bowman chipped in four points and Janiyah Logan scored two points.

The Comets will be looking to get back on track tonight when they travel to South Hill to face Park View High School. Game time at Park View High School is 7:30 p.m.





Logan 1 0-0 2 2

Claughton 0 0-0 0 0

Tucker 0 0-0 1 0

Campbell 0 0-0 1 0

Bowman 2 0-0 1 4

Hill 0 0-0 1 0

Lindsey 6 0-0 1 12

Totals 9 0-0 7 18



Jacobs 1 0-0 1 2

Moore 1 1-2 0 3

Coleman 3 0-0 0 6

Mays 0 0-0 3 0

Walker 5 0-2 2 11

Bennett 10 1-1 0 21

Eshalmen 6 0-0 0 13

Clements 0 0-2 1 0

Easter 0 0-0 0 0

Banks 1 0-0 0 2

Jones 1 0-0 0 2

Totals 28 2-7 7 60

w Three-Point Baskets: Walker (B) 1, Eshelman (B) 1.


Halifax Co. 10 4 4 0-18

Brunswick 15 14 19 12-60