Trojans Downed by Millbrook in Second Glaxo Game


It was another tough showing for the Garner Trojans on Tuesday as they fell to long time rival Millbrook 61-49 in the 38th annual GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational at Broughton High School's Holliday Gymnasium.

Millbrook began the game on a 6-0 run which prompted Garner Head Coach to call at 30 second time out to settle down his team and whatever Gray said during the timeout worked as Garner outscored the Wildcats 17-6 to close the first quarter with at 17-12 lead.

The second quarter was nip and tuck until about midway through the quarter when Garner sent Stephon Drane to the bench to catch a breather. While Drane was on the bench, the Wildcats used their quickness to exploit some of Garner's flaws and took a double-digit lead. However, Garner came back and made it a game as they trailed by nine 34-25 at halftime.

Millbrook dominated the opening of the third quarter as they built the lead back up to double-digits, but just as they have all season long the scrappy Trojans came storming back and eventually cut the Millbrook lead down to five points about halfway through the game's third stanza. However, Garner's turnover bug bite them again late in the period as Millbrook's lead grew to 13 points at 51-37 after three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, Millbrook was just too much for the Trojans as they continued their up tempo style of play and forced the Trojans into foul trouble which limited what Garner could do on offense and as a result the Wildcats came away with a 51-37 win to advance to the fifth place game of the Shavlik Randolph Foundation Invitational where they will await the winner of the Riverside/Cardinal Gibbons game.

Garner falls to 3-6 on the season while the Wildcats improve to 8-3. With the loss, Garner's lead in the all-time series is cut to one game as Garner the series 29-28. The Trojans will be back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 5 when they return to GNRC as they travel to take on the long time rival in the Smithfield-Selma Spartans.

Box Score:

Millbrook 12 22 17 10 — 61
Garner 17 8 10 14 — 49

MHS: Brown 6, Mizerk 9, Moore 4, Davis 4, Vaughan 9, Orr 2, Tate 14, Hill 13 GHS: D. Anderson 4, M. Koscielny 5, S. Drane 9 D.Johnson 17, G. Wilson 14

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Trojans Fall to Kinston in Round One of Glaxo


It wasn't the night that Garner Head Coach Eddie Gray had hoped for from his Trojan team. Garner won the tip-off but that would be about the only thing that Garner won on Monday night as they fell to Kinston 73-46.

Kinston took a 21-8 lead after the first quarter as Garner couldn't find any type of rhythm on the offensive end and the second quarter wasn't much different as the Trojans missed several wide open layups, but held their own on the glass only being out rebounded by two at 13-11, but Kinston's Reggie Bullock poured in 18 first half points including three, three pointers, and at halftime Garner was down 37-23.

The second half was more of the same as Reggie Bullock sat on the bench most of the third quarter, but still managed a game high 30 points to lead Kinston. On the Garner end, Stephon Drane played his best game of the year the Western Kentucky signee had 14 points and 7 rebounds to pace Garner.

But, Garner's offensive struggles were shown in the post game stats as Garner shot just 33% from the field and just 38 % from the line.

With the loss, Garner is now 3-5 on the year, and will return to action on Tuesday at 12:40 when they will face Millbrook, who lost to Walton, GA and NC State signee, Ryan Harrow by one 61-60.

The Trojan Sports Network will take the air at 12:20 tomorrow with a LIVE WEB CAST!


JV Boys Fall in First Round of Holiday Tournament

The 13 day layoff also effected Kent Bloms and his JV Trojans in the first round of the Athens Drive Holiday Tournament as Garner fell to Broughton 63-58. The Trojans will be back in action tomorrow at 2:30

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Trojan Sports Network & High School Come Together to Preview Glaxo Tournament

On Monday, December 28 Eddie Gray and his Garner Trojans will travel to Broughton High School and Holliday Gymnasium to play in the 38th annual GlaxoSmithKline Holiday Invitational.

The Tournament will feature two eight team boys tournaments and one four team girls tournament. While the actual tournament will begin on Saturday, December 26, Garner will not play until the 28th, at 7:20 when they take on UNC signee Reggie Bullock and his Kinston Vikings squad.

The Trojan Sports Network will be on hand to provide LIVE play by play coverage of all Garner games in the Glaxo, only on

On Monday afternoon, Garner play-by-play announcer, Chris Edwards, joined High School's Nick Stevens for a web chat to preview the upcoming tournament, you can view the web chat by clicking HERE.

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JV Boys Have Undefeated Week

Coach Kent Bloms and his JV Boys have been a roll this week as they have won both games this past week.

The first game of the week was on Tuesday night when the Trojans hosted the Clayton Comets and Garner came away with a 63-52 win over the Comets. Garner was led by the following scorers: Dominique Reed: 16 pts, 4 rebounds, Juwan Moye: 15 pts, 6 rebounds, Jarie Hicks: 10 pts.

Garner's second game of the week came last night when they traveled to Knightdale to take on the Knights, the Trojans came out with the win, however it was a hard fought win for the Trojans.

Garner fell behind early as Knightdale raced out to a double digit lead, the Trojans finally found their stride mid way through the second quarter when Myles Crawford stepped into the game and saw his first action of the year.

Coach Bloms said "His defensive intensity ignited the entire team and was the spark that got us going. He was the key to our comeback." Garner was able to come away with at 63-58 win to move their record to 4-1 on the year and a perfect 3-0 in the conference. Leading the way for Garner was Juwan Moye with 17 points and 2 blocks.

Also contributing to the Trojan comeback was:

Dominique Reed: 14 pts, 6 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl
Larry Richardson: 10 pts, 7 reb, 2 stl
Jarie Hicks: 7 pts, 6 ast, 3 stl

The JV boys are back in action over Christmas break when they will play in the Athens Drive High School Holiday Basketball Tournament. Garner's first game of the Tournament will be on MONDAY, DECEMBER 28 at 4:00 PM when they take on Broughton.

If you would like to view the entire tournament bracket, you can click HERE.

Basketball Cancelled TONIGHT!

(Update 8:05 PM) Wake County will dismiss school one hour early this afternoon due to a winter storm that may be on the way later this afternoon, since school is closing early, ALL AFTER SCHOOL activities have been cancelled for the day.

The make up date for the Basketball game has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 3 at Garner. The Varsity Girls will tip off at 6:00 and the boys will follow at 7:30.

Have a Happy Holiday Season from Everyone at the Garner Athletic Department!

Thank you Lee and Anna Hudson

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Knightdale 39
Garner 38

103 - Luis Nunez (Knightdale) win by Forfeit
112 - Damian Harrell (Garner) Fall :21 over Aaron Mitchell (Knightdale)
119 - Drew Lopez (Knightdale) Fall 1:19 over Isiah Cain (Garner)
125 - Ricky Weyant (Garner) Major Decision 9-0 over Lacy Haig (Knightdale)
130 - Parker Baucom (Knightdale) Fall :23 over Markell Harewood (Garner)
135 - Anthony Chiles (Garner) Fall :54 over Douglas Perry (Knightdale)
140 - Anthony Finochio (Garner) Fall 1:48 over Julian Gilyard (Knightdale)
145 - Steven Lombana (Garner) Fall 2:39 over Joel Potter (Knightdale)
152 - Christian Townsend (Garner) Fall :28 over Donday Washington (Knightdale)
160 - Zack Russell (Knightdale) Fall 3:11 over Drawman Fouty (Garner)
171 - Nick McClelland (Knightdale) Fall :30 over William Hall (Garner)
189 - Tim Coston (Knightdale) Fall :24 over Darius Davis (Garner)
215 - Saul Vega (Knightdale) Decision 3-0 over Vincent Mollo (Garner)
285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) Major Decision 13-2 over Sean Mason (Knightdale)

Garner is back in action next Tuesday, December 22 and Wednesday, December 23rd at Cary Mark Adams, this is an individual tournament.

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Come Cheer with the Varsity Cheerleaders!

Are you in grades K-6? Then we want you to cheer with us! Join the Varsity Cheerleaders on January 9th from 8:30am to 12pm in the practice gym at GMHS for the 1st annual cheerleading clinic!

The Registration fee is $25 if you pre-register online and $30 at the door the day of the clinic.

Fee includes t-shirt & picture with the GHMS Varsity Cheer squad and the sessions will include jumps, motions and tumbling. All participants will also learn a routine to be performed during half time at the next boy’s home basketball game, the game to perform at is JANUARY 12TH, 2010 when Garner will host East Wake at 7:30

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Balanced Effort Leads Garner Past Clayton


The Varsity Boys Basketball team continued their hot streak inside the GNRC conference as they picked up a huge road victory over longtime rival, the Clayton Comets on Tuesday night with at 76-67 win at Clayton's Jerry Smith Court.

Both teams played a very up tempo style of offense for the entire game, but it all began in the opening period, however, the first quarter was dictated by sloppy play and a lot of miscues as neither team could get into a rhythm, but Garner held a three point lead at 17-14 after the first quarter.

Clayton would find their stride a little quicker than Garner in the second quarter, but the Trojan hung tough and at one point in the second quarter, Garner had no seniors on the court, but still managed to hold their on and took at one point lead at 33-32 into the locker room at halftime.

The third stanza was dominated by Garner as it seemed the Trojans could do no wrong with the Trojans holding at seven point lead after three at 57-50. The Trojan lead grew to as many as 13 points midway through the fourth quarter, but as most rivalry games do, this one went down to the final minutes as Clayton cut the Garner lead to six before the Trojans found their stride and hit the free throws down the stretch as Garner downed Clayton 76-67.

One of the biggest keys to the Garner victory was the free throw shooting, Garner was 18 of 29 for 62% for the game, while Clayton was just 3 of 11 from the charity strip for 27%.

With the win, Garner is now 3-4 overall and a perfect 2-0 in the Conference as they get set for a early season conference test on Friday night as Garner will host Knightdale at 7:30 at Trojan Coliseum.

GARNER: D. Johnson 22, G. Wilson 15, E. McClain 13, S. Drane 11, D. Dorsey 9, J. McClain 4, D. Anderson 3, M. Sloan 1.

Clayton: A. Parris 17, T. Jones 10, D. Johnson 9, T. Williams 8, S. Clayton 6, Q. Lee 6, K. Fraiser 4, J. Getty 4, A. Banks 3.

Varsity Girls Fall to Comets

The Varsity Girls Basketball team came into play with Clayton on Tuesday night looking to keep the good streak running after a win over West Johnston on Friday, the Trojans were looking to upset the Clayton Comets.

However, things wouldn't go according to plan for the Lady Trojans as Clayton continued their hot play and downed Garner 58-35. Garner is now 1-1 in the Conference and will host Knightdale Friday night at 6:00

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Trojan Wrestlers Win Two of Three at Broughton Tournament

The Garner Wrestling team was back in action on Friday night at the Matthews/Griffin Tournament at Broughton High School and the Trojans had a very good night as they won two of three matches at the tournament, below are the results from each match:

Southeast Raleigh 27
Garner 48

103 - Josh Hawkins (Garner) Fall 3:01 over Jerrian Morgan (Southeast Raleigh)
112 - Damian Harrelll (Garner) Decison 9-4 over James Baker (Southeast Raleigh)
119 - Artie Johnson (Southeast Raleigh) Fall 3:12 over Ricky Weyant (Garner)
125 - Michael Baker (Southeast Raleigh) Fall 3:47 over Markell Harewood (Garner)
130 - Jesse Gould (Garner) Decision 11-4 over Brock Adams (Southeast Raleigh)
135 - Anthony Chiles (Garner) Fall 5:48 over Kyle McCarthy (Southeast Raleigh)
140 - Steven Lombana (Garner) Fall 3:31 over LeVincent Clark (Southeast Raleigh)
145 - Anthony Finochio (Garner) Fall 1:48 over Sean Thomas (Southeast Raleigh)
152 - Christian Townsend (Garner) Fall 2:45 over Aaron Gunther (Southeast Raleigh)
160 - Drawman Fouty (Garner) win by Forfeit
171 - Elijah Adams (Southeast Raleigh) Fall :58 over William Hall (Garner)
189 - Darius Harren (Southeast Raleigh) Fall :46 over Darius Davis (Garner)
215 - Chris Tallman (Southeast Raleigh) Decision 5-1 over Vincent Mollo (Garner)
285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall 1:02 over Ryan Harris (Southeast Raleigh)

JV Matches:

Michael Lamb (Garner) - W by Decision 7 - 1
Marchus Carter (Garner) - W by Fall
Elijah Gayton (Garner) - W by Fall

Broughton 41
Garner 40

103 - Josh Hawkins (Garner) win by Forfiet
112- Sam Hines (Broughton) Fall 3:34 over Damian Harrell (Garner)
119 - Tu Rohlean (Broughton) Fall 1:56 over Isiah Cain (Garner)
125 - Daniel Hollands (Broughton) Fall :27 over Markell Harewood (Garner)
130 - Quinn Burns (Broughton) Fall 6:15 OT over Jesse Gould (Garner)
135 - Anthony Chiles (Garner) Fall :37 over Arthur Kyner (Broughton)
140 - Cameron Burns (Broughton) Fall 3:12 over Marchus Carter (Garner)
145 - Sean Eaker (Broughton) Fall 3:32 over Anthony Finochio (Garner)
152 - Christian Townsend (Garner) Fall 3:36 over Thomas Moran (Broughton)
160 - Lane Middleton (Broughton) Fall 1:30 over Drawman Fouty (Garner)
171 - Wiliam Hall (Garner) Fall 1:41 over Shane Hodge (Broughton)
189 - Darius Davis (Garner) Fall 2:11 over Wolfgang Zacherl (Broughton)
215 - Vincent Mollo (Garner) Decision 19-11 over Zach Dougher (Broughton)
285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) win by Forfeit

JV Matches

David Huie (Garner) - W by Fall

East Chapel Hill 21
Garner 57

103 - Josh Hawkins (Garner) win by Forfeit
112 - Sam Nahins (East Chapel Hill) Fall :56 over Damian Harrell (Garner)
119 - Ricky Weyant (Garner) Fall 2:50 over Josh Norrell (East Chapel Hill)
125 - Markell Harewood (Garner) Fall 1:33 over Tyler Shull (East Chapel Hill)
130 - Jesse Gould (Garner) Fall 3:15 over Paul Payman (East Chapel Hill)
135 - Anthony Chiles (Garner) Decision 6-5 over Joseph Adileh (East Chapel Hill)
140 - Steven Lombana (Garner) win by Forfeit
145 - Anthony Finochio (Garner) win by Forfeit
152 - David Hernandez (East Chapel Hill) Decision 4-3 over Christian Townsend (Garner)
160 - Drawman Fouty (Garner) Fall 2:55 over Ellis Jeffary (East Chapel Hill)
171 - William Hall (Garner) Fall 1:30 over Corbin Moseley (East Chapel Hill)
189 - Chris Dargan (East Chapel Hill) Fall 4:20 over Darius Davis (Garner)
215 - Carson McGuffin (East Chapel Hill) Fall 1:07 over Vincent Mollo (Garner)
285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall 2:39 over Dominque White (East Chapel Hill)

JV Matches

Alex Rogers (Garner) - W Fall 1:55
Jonathan Smith (Garner) - W Fall
Javon Fowler (Garner) - L by Decision
Elijah Gaskin (Garner) - W by Decision

Garner is back in action on Wednesday at home as they will host Knightdale and then December 22 and 23rd we will be at Cary High School for the Cary - Mark Adams Tournament.

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Trojans Open Conference Play with Win


The Garner Trojans began their quest to win back to back conference Championships for the first time since 1996, 1997 and 1998 when the Trojans won three stright conference titles. However, Garner (2-4) had their hands full as the welcomed in the West Johnston Wildcats to Garner for the Conference opener.

West Johnston was the last GNRC team to bead Garner as they downed the Trojans in the semi-finals of last years conference tournament, however, tonight would very different than the previous meeting as Garner jumped out to a fast start in the first quarter just dominating the Wildcats with their quickness and transition game as they took at 24-8 lead after the first quarter.

Garner would contiune their hot play as they opened the lead to 20 points at halftime with at 47-27 lead led in the first half by Stephon Drane who had 10 first half points to lead all scores at the break. The second half was more of the same as Garner continued to pour on the pressure and put away West Johnston with at 88-63 win to improve to 2-4 overall and 1-0 inside the Conference.

The biggest key to the game was free throw shooting as Garner went 14 of 25 from the line while West Johnston was just 6 of 22 from the Charity stripe. The Trojans will now travel to Clayton on Tuesday night for a 7:30 tip off.

Varsity Girls Pick up Win

In their previous two games, the Lady Trojans lacked the on the court expereince that they needed to come away with a win, however, on Friday night, the Lady Trojans were finally the more experiecned team on the court as they dominated West Johnston 54-42.

While Garner won by 12 points, the final score was not indiciative of just how dominate Garner was in the contest. West Johnston cut the lead to 10 points midway through the fourth quarter, but the Lady Trojans played smart down the stretch and sank some key free throws to win the contest by 12.

The Lady Trojans will also travel to Clayton on Tuesday at 6:00

JV Boys Pick Up Win in First Conference Game

Juwan Moye scores 17 points to pace the Trojans as they down the Wildcats 76-56 in the conference opener for both teams. Garner used a balanced scoring effort as they defeat West Johnston. The Trojans are back in action Tuesday night as they host Clayton at 7:30.

Juwan Moye: 17 pts
Jarie Hicks: 14 pts, 3-5 3pts, 6 asst, 7 stls, 4 reb
Luke Thompson: 12 pts, 4-6 3pts
Cameron Redd: 12 pts 9 reb 2 stls
Dominique Reed: 11 pts 5 blks

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Trojan Wrestlers Fall to Clayton

103 - Josh Hawkins (Garner) Fall 1:50 over Dustin Brennan (Clayton)
112 - Damian Harrell (Garner) Fall 1:23 over Jacob Leslie (Clayton)
119 - Luke Ludke (Clayton) Fall 2:16 over Isiah Cain (Garner)
125 - Jarel Orr (Clayton) Fall 1:17 over Markell Harewood (Garner)
130 - Jesse Gould (Garner) Fall :32 over Tyler Johnson (Clayton)
135 - Anthony Chiles (Garner) Fall :34 over Daniel Rosale (Clayton)
140 - Anthony Venero (Clayton) Fall 5:32 over Steven Lombana (Garner)
145 - Shane Johnson (Clayton) Fall 1:38 over Anthony Finochio (Garner)
152 - Oran Rose (Clayton) Decision 7-6 over Christian Townsend (Garner)
160 - Russel Thrasher (Clayton) Fall 1:14 over Drawman Fouty (Garner)
171 - Dalton Waddell (Clayton) Fall :52 over William Hall (Garner)
189 - Christian Novak (Clayton) Fall 1:55 over Darius Davis (Garner)
215 - Vincent Mollo (Garner) Fall :41 over Ash Lipscomb (Clayton)
285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall :17 over Jacob Rieck (Clayton) Garner

JV Matches:
Weyant - W by Fall 2:39
Gayton - L by Decision 14-10
Huie - Won by Decision 4-0
J. Fowler - L by Fall
Smith - W by injury default
Harris - L by Fall 1:44
Fortay - W by Fall 1:50
Rogers - W by Fall 2:15
Carter - W by Decision 6-2

The Trojans will be back in action on Saturday at Broughton with three matches beginning at 5:00 p.m.

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Enloe Comes From Behind to Down Trojans


Coming into the game on Tuesday night, Garner head coach, Eddie Gray wanted to limit the turnovers as his club had committed over 30 turnovers in their past two games, the Trojans did that as they had just 21 turnovers on Tuesday evening, but 21 was still too many as Enloe mounted a second half comeback led by Jared Blakney as the Eagles downed Garner 57-52.

Garner (1-4), fell behind 5-0 right off the get go as Enloe score five quick points prompting Coach Gray to call for a timeout. Following the timeout, Garner went on a 9-0 run to take a 9-5 lead and leading Enloe Coach Tommy Moore to signal for a stoppage in play. The rest of the first stanza was back and fourth and after the first eight minutes of play Garner had a 19-14 lead.

The second quarter was owned by Garner as the Trojans would grow their lead to ten points when Gavin Wilson hit back to back three's from the left wing, but again Enloe would make a comeback and cut the lead to six points at 33-27 at halftime.

After having just two first half points, Stephon Drane, scored eight points to pace the Trojans in the third quarter as Garner had a 46-41 lead after three. In the fourth quarter, Enloe found their stride as Garner made some sloppy passes and Enloe took advantage on the boards to climb back into the game and take a four point lead.

However, Garner hung tough with the Eagles who went to the regional semi-final a year ago and cut the lead to three with 32.9 seconds left. The Trojans had a shot at the tie, but the three went begging and Enloe (7-0) held on for a 57-52 win.

The Trojans will open conference play at home on Friday night when they welcome the West Johnston Wildcats (3-2) to Garner for a 7:30 tip-off.


M. Tabb 17, Jar. Blankney 14, D. Rich 14, C. Ashley 5, M. Walker 4, D. Pryor 2, Jan. Blankney 2, E. Chapman 1.
D. Johnson 14, S. Drane 10, D. Anderson 10, J. McClain 8, G. Wilson 6, D. Dorsey 4.

Varsity Girls Fall to Enloe

After out playing Enloe in the second half last Thursday night, the Lady Eagles came into Garner on a mission as they controlled the game from the opening tip and took a huge lead into the second half before pulling away to defeat Garner 66-29.

JV Girls Fall to Enloe

The JV girls got set for their second game of the year and traveled to Enloe, however, the Lady Trojans fell to Enloe in a very nip and tuck competitive game 49-44.

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Former Trojan Makes Big Splash

Tucker Dupree ('07), is in Rio, Brazil for a world swimming competition. Dupree will be bringing back home a gold metal, world record in the 100 fly, a silver metal in the 50 free and
a bronze in the 400 free.

He is still competing and will be coming home one week from today. He has two more races this week 100 back on Friday and 100 free on Saturday. Dupree competed in last years Paralympics in Beijing, China.

Congratulations Tucker on your great success and best of luck on your Swimming career!

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Wrestling Falls to W. Johnson

West Johnston 67
Garner 12

103 - Jose Gutierrez (West Johnston) Fall 3:29 over Josh Hawkins (Garner)
112 - Frankie Jimenez (West Johnston) Fall 3:38 over Damian Harrell (Garner)
119 - Richie Burford (West Johnston) win by Forfeit
125 - Tyshawn Willis (West Johnston) Fall :53 over Markell Harewood (Garner)
130 - Michael Jordan (West Johnston) win by Forfeit
135 - Jake Young (West Johnston) Major Decision 11-0 over Anthony Chiles (Garner)
140 - John Stover (West Johnston) Fall 3:55 over Steven Lombana (Garner)
145 - Phillip Rawls (West Johnston) Decision 11-5 over Anthony Finochio (Garner)
152 - Christian Townsend (Garner) Fall 1:54 over Brandon Carbone (West Johnston)
160 - Aaron Roper (West Johnston) Fall 5:52 over Drawman Fouty (Garner)
171 - Keith Neal (West Johnston) Fall 1:54 over Jamel Thomas (Garner)
189 - Andy Taylor (West Johnston) Fall 1:37 over William Hall (Garner)
215 - Brad Pemberton (West Johnston) Fall 2:48 over Vincent Mollo (Garner)
285 - Tyler Maher (Garner) Fall :24 over Storm Stevens (West Johnston)

JV Winners

Marchus Carter won 10-4
David Huie Fall 6:58 (Triple overtime)
Alex Rogers Fall :22

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Trojans Rally Falls Short at Enloe


The Varsity Basketball team continued their parade of perennial powers as they traveled to Enloe to take on the Eagles who many believe will challenge Terry Sanford for the East Championship and on Thursday night a very sloppy game was played as the two teams combined for 55 turnovers (31 of them by the Trojans) and Enloe came away with a 67-56 win.

Garner played the up tempo style of offense and ran the floor with the Eagles but after the first quarter, the Trojans were down by seven at 19-12. Enloe began to pull away in the second quarter as Garner at one point only had two second quarter points, but Sophomore Forward, Gavin Wilson found hit shot and hit two big three point shots and had four big field goals to keep Garner in it at 36-23 at halftime.

In the second half, Enloe's lead grew to near 20 before Garner rallied with big baskets from several players and the big key was when Donald Johnson, Garner's leading three point shooter found his outside shot and hit two second half three's as the Trojans cut the Eagle lead to 5 points with around 2:00 left in the game.

But, it would again be the turnover's rearing their ugly head as Garner had several empty possessions and Enloe pulled away to improve to 5-0 on the year, as they beat Garner 67-56. With the loss, Garner is 1-3 on the season and will return to action on Wednesday night at 7:30 when they host the same Enloe team.

Varsity Girls Fall to Enloe

Garner's girls were in a physical run and gun game with Enloe just like the boys. The Lady Trojans also had trouble finding their shot to begin the game as Enloe defeated Garner 70-50

JV Boys Win Opener

The JV Boys Basketball team won their season opener at home tonight as they defeated Enloe 62-53. Garner was led in scoring by Larry Richardson who had 14 points and Dominique Reed who had 13 to lead the Trojans.

Enloe was already three games into their season and the Trojans came away with a big victory of the powerful Eagle bunch. The JV Trojans are on the road for the first time this year on Wednesday night when they travel to Enloe at 7:30.

Track Meet Cancelled

Today's track meet has been cancelled due to the rain, there has been no reschedule date as of now, when one is announced, it will be posted.

In other track news, Michelle Bailey recently competed in the Nike Cross Country Southeast Regional on November 28, 2009. She placed 35th out of 116 female athletes. Congratulations Michelle!

Garner Falls to Terry Sanford


The Garner Trojans welcomed the defending Eastern Regional Champion, Terry Sanford Bulldogs, to Garner on Tuesday night. Garner had already been defeated by the Bulldogs 67-42 to start the year, but this night, things would be a little different as the Trojans were able to hold their own, but still fell to Terry Sanford 61-53.

Both teams got off to a slow start to begin the contest, as the pace was fast and furious and neither team could find any rhythm but the Bulldogs took a 13-8 lead after the first quarter. The second quarter would be a tough one for Garner as Terry Sanford got many transition baskets to grow the lead to double digits and the lead would be 13 at halftime at 37-24. However, Garner was playing most of the second quarter without Senior Forward, Stephon Drane, who picked up three quick fouls and had to sit for most of the second quarter.

In the second half, the Bulldogs would increase the lead to as many as 18 before Garner began to chip away as one of the biggest sparks came from Josh McClain who came off the bench to 12 points for Garner, seven of those coming in the second half.

But in the end, 32 turnovers would kill the Trojans as they fell to Terry Sanford to 61-53. Garner is now 1-2 on the season and will have a quick turn around as they travel to Enloe on Thursday night at 7:30.

Varsity Girls Down Bulldogs

Garner came out hitting on all cylinders as they led pretty much the entire game and pulled away from Terry Sanford late to win 49-34.

Garner is now 2-2 on the season and will travel to Enloe on Thursday at 6:00

Thank you Doris and Fred Huebner!!.