The 3rd seeded GNRC Champion Trojans open 2017 NCHSAA 4A Tournament play at home Tuesday, Feb. 21st vs Durham Riverside at home 7PM
Garrett Capaforte pitches four scoreless innings and Nolan McLean two RBI leads Garner past Triton 5-0 in their 2017 scrimmage opener at Terry Sanford High School. South Carolina commit Xavier Bussey RBI double and hustles home on wild pitch. Noah Kieft RBI scoring Noah Giroux and Tyler Gillespy scores twice for the Trojans. McLean records single and double for his RBI knocks. Chris Roddenberry closes out the win.
Dylan Wheeler & Nolan McLean score on wild pitches in the 7th for 2-0 Garner scrimmage win over Wilmington Ashley. Brett Banks pitches two scoreless innings starting game two, Dillon Mull relieves with two of his own. Eric Rodriguez records an inning and Wheeler finishes off to get the win in Garner’s last at bat for the 2-0 day.
Top-seed Garner takes care of business with their 79-50 thrashing of Knightdale to win the 2017 GNRC Tournament Championship at Campbell. The Trojans head into the NCHSAA 4A Playoffs with 25-2 record and unblemished 17-0 vs conference foes. Coach Eddie Gray wins his 17th conference title and 60th consecutive win over conference opponents. Alex Reed completes his GNRC career with 23 points and KD Burt posts his 12th double-double of the season with 20 points, 13 rebounds. Trayvon Ferrell tallies 13 & Demetric Horton hits four big 3’s for his 12 points. Marque Maultsby stirs the Trojan offense again with 9 big assists to go with his 6 points. Garner bolts to an insurmountable lead with another huge 3rd period, their trademark this season, out-scoring the 3rd seed Knights 27-12 and follow it with 20-11 final period to put the Championship away. The fierce Trojan press causes 15 second half turnovers from Knightdale and pressure on the boards results in 29-21 rebound margin. Garner out-shoots the Knights 56%-48% for the game after Knightdale held a shooting and rebound margin at the break. Horton’s work from the arc kept Garner up with a lead they did not trail after halftime. Coach Gray enjoys his career win #507. The Champs await their opponent for the NCHSAA opener Feb. 21st, to be announced this weekend.
GNRC Tournament Championship
Points: Alex Reed 23, KD Burt 20pts/13 rebounds, Trayvon Ferrell 13, Demetric Horton 12, Marque Maultsby 6pts/9 assists, Keion White 4, Mehki Townes 1
NOTES: Trojans win their 60th straight win over GNRC opponents; Coach Eddie Gray 507-198, his 17th conference title in 27th season; KD Burt moves into 17th all-time in Garner history, passing DaMetrius Upchurch (’09) with 779 career points; Senior Alex Reed extends his record 110 varsity games played, sits 7th all-time on the scoring list; 5 consecutive games +25 point margin, school record (1/24-2/4/2014 previous mark); 29-point win despite season low 6 point 2nd period; 1136 days since Garner lost to a conference opponent
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Top-seed Garner easily handles the 5-seed Clayton 99-69 to advance to the Tournament title game at Campbell University Thursday night 8PM. Coach Eddie Gray’s Trojans (24-2) claim their 59th straight matchup vs conference opponent and 16th of this season, with 68% shooting and holding the Comets to 36% with 14 turnovers. Bolting to 48-29 halftime lead allows the whole roster to play at least 5 minutes each. Alex Reed 16 points in career game 109 leads the balanced attack. Trayvon Ferrell scores 12 & Omari Harris 10 & KD Burt 10 points 8 rebounds for the regular season champs who will play Knightdale, 62-51 winners over Rolesville. Marque Maultsby adds 8 assists with his 7 points.
Points: Alex Reed 16, Trayvon Ferrell 12, Omari Harris 10, KD Burt 10, Demetric Horton 9, Keion White 8, Corey Marrow 8, Marque Maultsby 7, Mehki Townes 7, Donovan Evans 4, Milan Harrison 4, Wellington Guzman 2, Ian Johnson 2.
Coach Derick Goffena’s 2017 Trojans
Seniors – Gallogly, Giroux, Guzman, Rodriguez, R. Wheeler
Juniors – Bussey, Carawan, Chamra, Davis, Gillespy, Kieft, Mull, C. Roddenberry, Stephens, Wilkins
Sophomores – Banks, A. Bloom, Brittain, Capaforte, J. Carawan, Edwards, Parker, Ward, D. Wheeler
Freshmen – C. Bloom, Brown, Grimmett, Hamling, Lee, McLean, Morrera, Mitchell, Norris, Z. Roddenberry
The top-seed Trojans make short work of #8-seed W.Johnston 85-46 in senior Alex Reed’s school record 108th varsity game. Reed surpasses Julius Barnes 2015 total, as the only two players in Garner history to log +100 games at the varsity level. KD Burt explodes for 22 points in just 15 minutes of action as Coach Eddie Gray uses the whole bench. Omari Harris 12 points (6-6 from the field) and Reed scores 8 with 6 rebounds. Burt matches the 6 rebound total to lead 12 players with at least a point/assist or rebound. Garner (23-2) forces 24 Wildcat turnovers and destroy the bottom seed 33-14 on the boards in their 58th consecutive win over conference opponent. They advance to Tuesday night semifinal vs Clayton, 84-83 2OT winners over SE Raleigh. The other semifinal will feature Rolesville vs Knightdale. The Rams blast E.Wake 74-54 & Knightdale 62-57 over Harnett. They will play the 7:30PM game at S.Garner
Greater Neuse Conference Tournament
Points: KD Burt 22, Omari Harris 12, Milan Harrison 9, Marque Maultsby 8, Alex Reed 8, Demetric Horton 7, Trayvon Ferrell 6, Mehki Townes 6, Keion White 4, Donovan Evans 3.
NOTES: Garner defeats W.Johnston for the 18th straight time and 3rd straight GNRC Tournament opener; Reed’s 108th varsity game tops Julius Barnes 107 total from the 2015 State Championship season. Coach Eddie Gray career record 504-198 & improves to 11-0 at S.Garner.
Trojan track records 3rd place in the team standings at the NCHSAA 4A Indoor Championship at JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem. Outstanding performances:
- High Jump: Randolph Ross 2nd 6-04
- M 4X200: 2nd Rondell Terry, Hashim Lundy, Randolph Ross , Ralph Vieux 1:32.01
- M 4X400: 4th Ralph Vieux, Jacobi Asar-Sallah, Randolph Ross , Rondell Terry 3:29.58
- 55m hurdles 5th Ralph Vieux 7.75
- 55m dash 4th Rondell Terry, 6.57
- F 4X200: 9th Cindy Onokalah, Chardonei Sutton, Andrea Robinson, Jonah Ross
- 1000m: Jacobi Asor-Sallah 2:43.07
- 300m: 8th Jonah Ross 40.49
- Long jump Chardonei Sutton 15-08.00
Austin Duncan, Kameron Bridgers, & Trameik Goode pick up wins at the Mideast Regionals at Knightdale HS:
|106||Champ. Round 1 – Gavin McKenorick (West Johnston) over Trameik Goode (Garner Magnet) (TF 16-0 5:20)|
|106||Cons. Round 1 – Trameik Goode (Garner Magnet) over Aryan Anerao (Green Hope) (Fall 1:38)|
|106||Cons. Round 2 – Fuad Busisou (Athens Drive) over Trameik Goode (Garner Magnet) (TF 24-9 5:00)|
|145||Champ. Round 1 – Blake Brewer (Wake Forest HS) over Austin Duncan (Garner Magnet) (Fall 1:16)|
|145||Cons. Round 1 – Austin Duncan (Garner Magnet) over Hodges Adam (Fuquay Varina) (Fall 2:20)|
|145||Cons. Round 2 – Jayden Jones (Clayton) over Austin Duncan (Garner Magnet) (Fall 0:57)|
|152||Champ. Round 1 – Hunter Wilkinson (Apex Friendship) over Kameron Bridgers (Garner Magnet) (Fall 3:33)|
|152||Cons. Round 1 – Kameron Bridgers (Garner Magnet) over Wyatt Johnson (Clayton) (Fall 3:40)|
|152||Cons. Round 2 – Jake Maroney (Holly Springs) over Kameron Bridgers (Garner Magnet) (Dec 11-5)|
|170||Champ. Round 1 – Tunstall Jefferson (West Johnston) over Brandon Ortega (Garner Magnet) (Fall 3:59)|
|170||Cons. Round 1 – Connor Voelker (Wake Forest HS) over Brandon Ortega (Garner Magnet) (Fall 3:37)|
Garner ruins Rolesville Senior Night with a school record 110-73 win to complete their 14-0 conference regular season. Senior Alex Reed scores 22 in his school record tying 107th varsity game & KD Burt leads the Trojans with 24 with 13 rebounds. Demetric Horton also with 16 and Trayvon Ferrell tallies 12 & Marque Maultsby scores 11 and dishes out 8 assists. Ten Trojans record buckets for Garner (22-2) who shoots 65%, their third straight game +60% and destroy the Rams on the boards 38-18. Horton hits 5 of 9 from beyond the arc to allow Garner to pull away by 17 at the break. Coach Eddie Gray’s regular season champs open GNRC Tournament play Monday night vs W.Johnston 7:30PM
Scoring: KD Burt 24pts/13 rebounds, Alex Reed 22pts/8 rebounds, Demetric Horton 16, Trayvon Ferrell 12, Marque Maultsby 11pts/8 assists, Omari Harris 6, Donovan Evans 6, Milan Harrison 6, Mehki Townes 4, Keion White 3;
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Notes: Garner basketball sweeps conference slate for varsity & JV second consecutive year; 57th straight GNRC for varsity & 65 straight wins for JV; Reed ties Julius Barnes 2015 school record for varsity games played; Coach Eddie Gray (’70) career record 503-198; 110 points breaks game mark, last reached November 24, 2014 vs Cleveland in 109-93 win; 1,130 days since Garner basketball lost a conference game.
JV Trojans finish undefeated
Coach Bloms JV Trojans record their 65th straight win in 69-40 whipping of the JV Rams to complete their second straight undefeated season 23-0. Garrett Capaforte HUGE 20-point first half stakes the good guys to 34-20 halftime lead. Capaforte finishes with game-high 26, Todd Burt adds 10 and Donovan Brown records 9 rebounds to lead all players. Coach Bloms career record 159-34 at Garner