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Jan 27

Coach Gray gets 499 in Trojans route of H.Central

Garner rolls to their 52nd consecutive GNRC win in 90-59 demolition of Harnett Central. Coach Eddie Gray reaches career win 499 of his storied 27 year Garner coaching career. Senior Alex Reed has a monster 24 point, 12 rebound game, with Demetric Horton pumping in 19 on five three’s, KD Burt 12 points all in the second half and Marque Maultsby 11 points for the 3rd ranked 4A team in the state. Coach Gray’s Trojans use an impressive 31-12 third quarter to put HC away and all 14 Garner players enjoy significant minutes. After hitting just 2 of their first 9 shots, Garner turns it on to the tune of 58% shooting for the evening & thorough 28-17 rebound margin over their GNRC foe & cause 20 HC turnovers.

While tonight’s game should have been a home celebration of the epic milestone, plans are underway for the final home game Feb. 7th to recognize our Hall of Fame Coach. Garner plays three consecutive road games and should he achieve Win #500 before returning home, thanks to West Johnston, the Trojans will be able to show their “appreciation” vs the Wildcats that evening.

Trojan Sports Network archive broadcast in their 563rd broadcast.

HCL 11 18 12 15 56
GAR 15 21 31 23 90

Points: Alex Reed 24, Demetric Horton 19, KD Burt 12, Marque Maultsby 11, Trayvon Ferrell 5, Keion White 5, Sal-Bey Young 4, Donovan Evans 3, Wellington Guzman 3, Ian Johnson 2, Mehki Townes 2.

NOTES: The Senior class of 2017 ties the 2016 class with 74 wins; Alex Reed records his 103rd career varsity game, 2nd all-time (Julius Barnes 2015 school record 107); Reed is 8th all-time in Garner scoring with 1,198. Reed records his 10th double-double of the season, 33rd of his career

JV Trojans make it 59 straight
Coach Bloms JV Trojans stay unbeaten with 71-50 win over Harnett Central. Garner (17-0) trailed at the half 31-28 before unleashing a punishing 23-3 third quarter to take control of their 59th consecutive win. Donovan Brown leads a balance scoring attack with 15, Garrett Capaforte 13, Jon-Anthony Johnson 12 and Todd Burt 10 points all in the second half.

Freshman sweep Wake Christian
Coach Crump’s 9th grade team sweeps their series with Wake Christian with 63-58 home win. Shamon Jackson 16 points, 15 rebounds paces the Trojans, with Christian Little and Jayleon Simmons 13 points each. Tom Horton snags 9 rebounds for Garner for 33-24 rebound margin for the good guys.

Lady Trojan rally falls short
Coach Mays squad mounts a furious comeback before falling 50-49 to H.Central. Sirenna Pitts leads Garner back from down 10 points with just 2 minutes left.