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Comets jayvees ‘a little raw’

Halifax County High School junior varsity boys basketball coach Nathan Lantor said his team was “a little raw” in Friday night’s Blue-White intersquad game at Halifax County High School.

Through it all, Lantor saw some good things from his players.

“It was a pretty decent scrimmage,” Lantor said of the intersquad game that served as a prelude to a similar exercise for the Comets varsity boys team.

“I thought we played with high energy. We hustled. We’ve had only one full week of practice, so we’re a little raw. We haven’t gone through things as well as I’d have liked. But, I thought the effort was there.”

Lantor did not play the game in a format that allowed for posting a final score. He had his team play each of the four quarters as a separate entity, and even went to switching players among the two teams at halftime.

“Players one through 11 on the roster are so similar this year,” Lantor pointed out.

“I’m really just trying to find five guys that can play well together, guys with good chemistry between them. We switched the teams up a little bit after two quarters, trying to find guys that play well together. I think we got a better sense of that.”

One player that had a good night was Deshane Davis, who scored the majority of the Comets’ points, especially in the first two quarters.

“Deshane had a really good night,” Lantor said.

“I thought Rymel Windsor and Markee Thomas passed the ball extremely well. Kion Tucker played well for us down low, boxed out, got some good rebounds, came off of screens and got some easy buckets.”

Lantor said he learned a lot from watching and coaching the players during the intersquad scrimmage. 

“We learned a lot about our team tonight, things that will help us in practice this week and in the scrimmages we have Tuesday and Friday,” he said.

The high-energy, fast-paced style of play his team showed Friday night is what Lantor says he wants to go with this season.

“We’re not very big, but we’ve got a lot of athletes,” Lantor pointed out.

“We want to get up and down the court when we can. We’ve got to send a lot of guys to the rim for rebounds. When we can get out and run, that’s what we want to do.”


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