- Last Updated on 12:22 PM 04/23/12
- BY Doug Ford
Freddie Edmunds scored a game-high 24 points and Ford Bradshaw added 14, including 10 of 12 from the foul line, as the Comets jayvee basketball team defeated Liberty Christian Academy 64-52 on Monday. Seeing its first action since December 16, the Comets jayvees never trailed, leading 15-12 after one quarter behind a 3-pointer and basket from Rodzavian Crowell, four points from Bradshaw and a basket apiece from Tavaras Hamlett, Shequill Ford and Derek Conner.
LCA tied the score at 17-17 early in the second period, but Halifax led the rest of the way.
Edmunds scored 12 points in the second quarter on four field goals and four of four from the line and Mandell Claiborne added five of his eight points.
Crowell and Bradshaw each added a basket and Hamlett one of two from the line, as Halifax led 37-26 at halftime.
Edmunds hit the first three baskets of the third quarter to give his team its biggest lead of the game at 43-26, while Ford added another.
Edmunds scored again and Claiborne was 3-4 from the line, as Halifax settled for a 50-37 advantage with a quarter remaining.
LCA rallied in the fourth quarter to close the gap to five points at 51-46, but the Comets, behind four points from Edmunds, two from Ford and eight of ten free throw shooting from Bradshaw down the stretch prevailed.
After the big surge to open the second half, his team lost a little momentum but got it back in time to withstand LCA, according to Comets coach Chris Johnson.
“LCA is a good team, a scrappy team, but we were able to come out with the victory,” he said.
“We’re still banged up a little, and have guys who don’t have their basketball conditioning quite yet coming off the break.
“But, we’re getting it back and playing this game did us a lot of good.
“We’re just blessed to come out and win despite not playing as well as we would have liked.
“That’s what it’s all about.”
Halifax County improved to 4-1 on the season with the win.