Trojans get back on track with win over Central


After dropping their first conference games in over a year and a half, Garner avoided back to back losses for the first time in 742 days with a 74-60 win over Harnett Central on Friday night at Harnett Central.

Garner (13-2, 6-1) struggled to find their rhythm in the first quarter with a new starting five on the court as they lead 7-4 after the first quarter. However, the second stanza was a different story as Josh McClain and Demarcus Sanford came off the bench to each score six points in the second stanza and help spark a 20-0 run for the men of Troy as they took a 35-19 lead into the locker room.

Harnett Central (2-11, 0-6) was able to hang around for most of the game thanks to the bench play of Tyler Morris who scored five of his team high 13 points in the third quarter, but McClain was also having an outstanding quarter as he scored eight of his career and game high 20 points in the third to give the Trojans a 53-35 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Garner dominated most of the final period but sloppy play over the middle three minutes of the stanza allowed Central to pull to within 10 points before Garner pulled away as Sanford also set a career high with 12 points as the Trojans downed Harnett Central 74-60.

Dominique Reed
and Cameron Redd also scored in double figures with 14 and 10 respectively.

The Trojans will now break for exams before returning to action next Friday at 8:00 when they welcome the Clayton Comets to Trojan Coliseum.

Lady Trojans rally for victory

Garner trailed Harnett Central by eight points with just over three minutes left in the game before Coach Mays' squad began to come back. Jennifer Steinbach nailed back to back three pointers from the corner to make it a three point Central lead.

The Lady Trojans pressured the ball on the defensive end before Keyera Williams boarded a miss and put it back as Garner took a 47-46 lead.

Central continued to fight and tied it up before Kima Sidberry nailed crucial free throws down the stretch to ice the 51-48 victory for the Lady Trojans.

Garner will be back at home next Friday at 6:00 when they welcome the Clayton Comets to Trojan Coliseum.

JV Sweeps Central

The JV Lady Trojans picked up a 55-45 win over Harnett Central at home on Friday afternoon.

JV boys also bounced back following their loss to Southeast Raleigh as they downed Central 49-26. Kyreece Mills led Garner with 12 points while Rae Britton added 10 for the Trojans who are now 13-2 on the year.

Both JV teams will be at home next Friday when they host Clayton, the JV girls tip at 4:00 followed by the boys at 5:15