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Garner placed five players in double figures on Friday night as every player on the roster scored as the Trojans hammered Smithfield-Selma 99-57 at Trojan Coliseum.

The Trojans (16-2, 9-1) began the game on a 20-0 run before the Spartans were able to get on the board as Garner dominated the low post once again with Dominique Reed and Cameron Redd both scoring six points in the opening quarter while the Trojans took a 26-4 lead in the second quarter.

After not hitting a three pointer in their last game, Garner began the second quarter with their first of seven made buckets from beyond the arc and also got great play once again from Josh McClain who scored four of his 14 points in the first half (as he scored in double figures for the third straight game). As a result Garner was able to take a commanding 45-16 lead into the break.

Smithfield-Selma (7-12, 2-8) finally caught fire from distance with James Mitchell and Seth Turner both knocking down a combined five three pointers in the quarter but the Trojans continued to go to work with Larry Richardson also catching fire and helping build a 79-37 advantage after three.

In the final stanza, the Trojans relied on Patrick Henneghan inside who scored all nine of his points in the second half (seven points in the fourth quarter). Additionally, Max Kuhns also contributed big scoring eight of his 11 points in the fourth quarter as the Trojans blasted Smithfield-Selma for the 17th consecutive time 99-57.

Garner will return to action on Tuesday night at 8:00 when they travel to West Johnston.


Josh McClain 14, Dominique Reed 14, Cameron Redd 14, Max Kuhns 11, Larry Richardson 11, Patrick Henneghan 9, Demarcus Sanford 8, DaShawn Stabler 7, Anthony Tucker 4, Sammy Saunders 3, Julius Barnes 3.

SSS: Montrell Shepherd 16, Seth Turner 13, Donald Jones 7, James Mitchell 6, Kalivian Joiner 3, Robert Franklin 3, Quantez Leach 2, Mike Williams 2, Adam Dalton 2.

Varsity Girls Fall

Coach Mays and his squad were without several of their key players on Friday night but managed to hang tough with Smithfield-Selma until the final moments when the Spartans hit their free throw's down the stretch to make it a three point lead with just time clicking down. Despite the three point deficit, the Lady Trojans still had a good look at the tie but couldn't knock it down as they fell 54-51.

The Lady Trojans will hit the road on Tuesday night when they take on West Johnston at 6:30.

JV Sweeps

Both JV teams earned victories on Friday night as Coach Ellerbee and her Lady Trojans picked up a 38-13 win.

Also, Coach Bloms and his JV Boys continued their winning ways with a 65-32 victory.

Both JV teams are on the road Tuesday night with the JV Girls playing at 4:00 and the boys to follow at 5:15.