Trojans hammer Wildcats


It wasn't always pretty on at West Johnston High School on Friday night, but Garner went on a 15-0 spurt to start the second half as they blew past the Wildcats 69-33 on Tuesday night.

Garner (17-2, 10-1) didn't start the game in typical fashion as they lead only 13-8 after the opening quarter and the second stanza didn't start off that great either as West Johnston (3-15, 2-9) clawed their way back into the game thanks to the shooting of Montrell Brooks and Darius Williams as they cut it to a five point (18-13) Trojan lead before Garner called a timeout.

Following the stoppage in play, the men of Troy broke open the game going on a 18-2 run to close the first half and take a 36-15 lead into the break. Dominique Reed once again paced the Trojans in the first half scoring 15 of his game high 19 in the first half.

Garner came out of the locker room on fire scoring the first 15 points of the third quarter six of which came from Josh McClain who scored seven of his 15 in the third stanza as he finished the game in double figures for the fourth consecutive contest. West finally found some sort of offense and scored just seven points in the third to make it 58-23 Garner after three.

The fourth period saw the entire roster from both teams get in the contest as four different Trojans scored in the final stanza for the final margin of 69-33.

Garner returns to action on Friday night at 8:00 when they welcome second place Knightdale to Trojan Coliseum for a key conference match up.

Varsity Girls fall

Coach Mays and his Lady Trojans battled back from a deficit in the third quarter to take a four point lead midway through the fourth quarter. However, West Johnston came all the way back to knot the game and force overtime.

In the extra period, Garner who was playing without several players for the second game in a row couldn't match the depth of the Wildcats bench as they fell 46-41 to West Johnston.

The Lady Trojans return home on Friday night at 6:30 when they face Knightdale.

JV Sweeps

Coach Ellerbee and her JV Lady Trojans outscored West Johnston 16-4 in the third quarter to steal the lead from West Johnston as they held on for a 44-41 win. The Lady Trojans will host Knightdale at 4:00 on Friday.

The JV Boys started on fire Tuesday night as they led West Johnston 25-0 after the first quarter and made it 33-0 before the Wildcats scored. The lead proved to be sufficient for Garner as they cruised to a 63-16 victory.

Garner will be at home against Knightdale at 5:15 on Friday night.