Garner thwarts Clayton


In their first game in a week, Garner placed three players in double figures as they downed the Clayton Comets 76-60 on Friday night inside Trojan Coliseum.

Garner (14-2, 7-1) start off sluggish scoring just 13 points in the opening quarter but the men of Troy were paced by Josh McClain who scored six of his 19 points in the first stanza to help lift Garner to a 13-11 lead after one quarter. Adonis Banks became the go to player for the Comets as he scored 19 to lead the visitors but scored 11 of those in the first half.

After both coaches received technical fouls in the second quarters, the momteum shifted toward the Trojans as they fed the ball inside to Dominique Reed who poured in 11 of his game high 22 in the first half and helped send Garner to the locker room up 38-28.

Clayton (10-5, 5-3) came out to start the second half and gave up four quick points as they managed just 10 points for the majority of the third allowing the Trojans to pull away as they led 61-43 after three.

In the games final period, the Trojans managed to grow their lead and finish the game contest with the 76-60 victory.

The Trojans return to action on Tuesday night when they travel to East Wake, tip off is slated for 8:00.

Varsity Girls lose heart breaker

Garner managed just three first quarter points on Friday night but battled their way back to a 24-23 halftime deficit and managed to work their way back into the game against the Comets before dropping the game in overtime 56-54.

Trailing by two late in the game, Kelsey Bryan hit a lay up before the buzzer sounded to send the game to the extra period knotted at 46.

The game was not decided until the final seconds with Clayton up by two, the Lady Trojans couldn't complete the comeback as they fell to the Comets 56-54.

Garner will be back in action on Tuesday night at 6:30 when they travel to East Wake.

JV Basketball Splits with Comets

Coach Ellerbee and her JV Lady Trojans earned a win over Clayton on Friday night with a 51-29 victory. Garner will travel to East Wake on Tuesday night at 4:00

The JV boys couldn't hit a shot to tie the game at the buzzer as they fell to Clayton 48-46, the JV Trojans will be at East Wake on Tuesday at 5:15.