Trojans run past West Johnston


After a less than stellar first half of basketball, Garner came out in the second stanza on fire outscoring West Johnston 54-8 over the final 15 minutes of basketball to hammer the Wildcats 82-35.

West Johnston (1-9, 0-4) trailed by six (28-22) at the break and managed to cut that deficit down to one point at 28-27 with one minute into the third quarter. However, that just seemed to awake the sleeping giant in the Trojans as they went on a quick 10-0 spurt forcing West to call a timeout with 3:42 left in the third.

Garner (11-1, 4-0) continued to pour it on going to Dominique Reed inside who scored 10 of his game high 19 points in the third quarter as the Trojans placed four players in double figures including Reed, Larry Richardson (16 points), Josh McClain (12 points), and Cameron Redd (10 points). The Trojans closed the quarter on a 29-0 run to lead 55-27 after three.

The fourth quarter began and the run continued as the Wildcats final scored to stop a 33-0 Trojan run but by that time the game was out of reach as the men of Troy cruised to the 82-55 victory.

Garner will be back in action on Friday night at 8:00 when they travel to Knightdale High School to battle with the Knights.

Varsity Girls earn victory

Coach Mays got a balanced effort from his Lady Trojans with three players scoring in double figures (Edris Lucas, Keyera Williams and Kima Sidberry). As they held off a late push by West Johnston to earn their second conference victory of the season with a 47-43 home win over the Wildcats.

Garner will travel to Knightdale on Friday night with tip-off slated for 6:30.

JV's sweep

Coach Ellerbee and her Lady Trojans down West Johnston 40-22. They travel to Knightdale on Friday night at 4:00.

Fresh off their championship over the Christmas break, the Coach Bloms and his JV Trojans down West Johnston 88-34 as they put three players in double figures. Jawan Grissett scored 16 to lead Garner followed by Rae Britton (15 points) and Tyrece Taylor (11 points).

The JV Trojans (11-1, 4-0) will travel to Knightdale on Friday at 5:15.