Trojans smash Spartans


Garner didn't have one of their best shooting night of the season but in the end, it didn't matter as the Trojans rolled to to a 7-0 record with a 87-50 thrashing of Smithfield-Selma on Friday night.

Both teams got off to a slow start as the Sparants (5-3, 1-2) hung tough with the Trojans for the first quarter trailing by only eight at 18-10 after the first stanza. However, the Trojans began to pull away in the second quarter outscoring SSS 18-8 to take a 36-18 lead into the locker room.

You could tell it would be a special night for Trojan big man Cameron Redd who dominated the first half scoring 13 of his career high 22 points in the first 16 minutes. It was the second consecutive game that Redd achieved a new career high as he also picked up 18 rebounds (also a career high) and his second straight double-double.

The Trojans coasted through the second half as each player saw time and after taking a 62-27 lead after three, the Spartans could do little to slow down the Trojans as foul trouble plagued SSS all night long which allowed the Trojans to roll to the 87-50 victory.

Garner is back in action on Monday night when they travel to Wake Forest-Rolesville High School to battle the Cougars at 7:30.

Lady Trojans earn victory

Trailing by 11 points at the break, Coach Mays and his Lady Trojans found a way to come from behind to earn their first conference victory of the season with a 62-54 win.

Kiyanna Stokes was the leader for Garner as she put the team on her back and poured in 35 points for the Lady Trojans.

Garner is back at home on Monday night at 7:30 when they host Wake Forest-Rolesville.

JV's sweep

Both JV teams earned wins over the Spartans on Friday night as the JV Girls started the day with a 36-28. Then, Coach Bloms and the JV Boys earned a 47-28 victory.

The JV Girls are home on Monday at 6:00 vs. Wake Forest-Rolesville while the JV Boys travel to WFR at 6:00.