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Comets girls hard at work

With the start of the season fast approaching, Halifax County High School Head Varsity Girls basketball Coach Billy Lucas has wasted no time in getting his team down to business.

Lucas and his coaching staff have settled on the team roster, which numbers 13 players, and has begun teaching the basics of his team’s offensive and defensive schemes.

“The girls have been showing some good fundamentals so far in practice,” Lucas pointed out.

“The girls are an extremely hard working team.”

Eight of the 13 players selected by Lucas and his staff played on last year’s Comets team. That group includes seniors Danyelle Edmonds, Aleara Edmondson, Che’Lese Bowman, Sheraine Claughton and Briyana Jackson along with juniors Lexi Tucker, Ashley Hill and Janiyah Logan.

The Comets squad also includes sophomores Whitney White and Brittani Boxley and freshman Lakia Martin, all of whom played on the Comets junior varsity squad last season.

There are also two newcomers, Logan Holmes and BriAna Pierce, on the squad.

Lucas said the players are coming in each day ready to get to work.

“The girls have come to practice every day ready to work and give their best effort on the court,” Lucas said.

“There is some work that lies ahead for us, but as long as they continue to work hard we should be able to overcome a lot this season.

“My assistant coaches,
Jennifer Rutledge and Darius Jennings, have been doing a great job helping get the girls ready for this upcoming season,” he added.

The Comets open their season on Monday, Nov. 26, facing E.C. Glass High School in their home opener.

“They are very excited about the upcoming season, and are working hard for the opener against E.C. Glass,” Lucas remarked.

“With hard work and a good effort, we should be at a good place for the home opener on Nov. 26.”