Balanced effort leads Trojans past Warriors


Garner placed five players in double figures on Tuesday night as they hammered East Wake 88-63 to sweep the season series from the Warriors.

The Trojans (15-2, 8-1) started off on an 8-0 spurt before East Wake finally got on the board midway trough the first quarter. Garner's big men took advantage of their size in the pain as Dominique Reed and DaShawn Stabler led the men of Troy to a 20-10 lead after the opening stanza.

East Wake (7-11, 5-4) tried to moun
t a comeback in the second quarter an managed to pull to within 10 points before Garner got on a roll as Stabler scored six of his 10 first half points in the second quarter while the Warriors was paced by Quincy Jackson who poured in six of his 10 in the second stanza but it wasn't enough for East Wake as Garner lead 42-26 at the break.

The game began to slip away from the Warriors in the third quarter as Josh McClain dropped in six of his 18 points in the third and helped pace the Trojans to a 62-48 advantage heading into the final quarter.

Garner got sloppy in the final quarter which, in turn allowed the Warriors to make it a 10-point game at 64-54 with 7:10 left in the game. After a Trojan timeout, Garner outscored East Wake 12-9 to pull away in the end with eight points in the final 30 seconds, six of them by Larry Richardson to take home the 88-63 victory.

The Trojans finished the game with 82 of their 88 points in the paint.

Garner returns home on Friday night at 8:00 when they welcome Smithfield-Selma to Trojan Coliseum.


Dominique Reed 20, Josh McClain 18, Larry Richardson 16, DaShawn Stabler 12, Cameron Redd 10, Demarcus Sanford 8, Julius Barnes 4.

East Wake: Alex Cowen 15, Josh Siler 14, Shaquille Leach 11, Quincy Jackson 10, Chris Pernell 5, Zavier Strickland 3, David Field 2, Jerry Goodson 2, Mitchell Beck 1.

Lady Trojans Fall

Garner couldn't complete their upset bid of East Wake on Tuesday night as they dropped the road contest 54-39.

The Lady Trojans trailed by just six at 29-23 at the break however, in the second half the Warriors used their size and full court pressure to stifle the Garner comeback.

Coach Mays and his squad returns to Trojan Coliseum on Friday night at 6:30 when they host Smithfield-Selma.

JV Splits

JV Girls fall to East Wake 47-31. They return home to host SSS on Friday at 4:00

JV Boys down East Wake 37-35, they will be back at home on Friday night at 5:15 when they take on Smithfield-Selma.