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Lady Comets drop district opener to GW

 

It wasn’t a very auspicious start to the Western Valley District campaign for the Comet’s varsity girls’ basketball team at GW-Danville Tuesday night, with the Lady Eagles running away to a 67-18 win.

 

No Comet reached double figures in the loss, with Lexi Tucker and Briyana Jackson each scoring six points, and Jaynee Campbell, Che’Lese Bowman and Brianna Lindsey each scoring two points.

Halifax County went to the free throw line only six times in the game, converting four free throw opportunities.

Bri Fitzgerald finished with a game-high 18 points and 10 rebounds for GW (8-2, 1-0 WVD), while five others scored at least six points and two others had nine rebounds apiece.

Halifax County (6-6, 0-1 WVD), which trailed 23-8 after one quarter and 39-14 at halftime, never got untracked in the second half, trailing 53-18 after three quarters.

Coming on the heels of a good performance against Magna Vista on Friday, the Comets did not elevate their game to compete with the Eagles, according to Head Coach Matthew McCargo.

“GW has everything we don’t have,” said McCargo.  Everyone is a ball handler, including the post player, and she’s a playmaker.

“They have one true post player, and everyone else is a guard who’s ultra quick.

“They get after it from the time you tip it up until the time the final buzzer, and they play well together.

“Everything we’re working on and trying to get our girls to do, they are doing it.”

The Comets struggled to adapt to the team speed of GW, McCargo added, and he hopes that isn’t an omen of things to come in the tough district games on the horizon, including tonight at William Fleming.

“We’re just behind the eight ball as far as the competition and just getting after it and playing at that speed,” McCargo noted.

“We’ll going to have to continue to make adjustments, or it’s going to continue to be like this.”

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