Nov 22

Garner downs the Pride to start 2-0

#3 Garner knocks off #4 Leesville 99-86 to improve to 2-0 to open 2016. Trayvon Ferrell 21 points & with senior Alex Reed 18 (13 rebounds) leads the Trojans to 55-37 halftime lead and withstand a furious Pride second half. KD Burt 17 points and the Garner leading rebounder with 14. Reed and Burt have posted double-doubles in each of the first two games. Milan Harrison key free throws down the stretch finishes with 17. Marque Maultsby has 11 with 8 assists. Garner hits 24-of-29 from the line and enjoys a 30-19 rebound margin over the Pride. The Trojans out-shoot Leesville 63% to 53%. The first half saw the 3rd ranked Trojans race ahead by 20 but the Pride use 12-0 run in the 3rd quarter to whittle the Garner lead. Leesville comes within 6 in the final stanza before Harrison and Burt salt the game away at the line, with Burt punctuating the win with a tremendous dunk in the final seconds. Coach Eddie Gray records career win 484 and Garner christens the new S.Garner Gym with a win headed to Nov. 30th matchup vs #2 Millbrook.

Outstanding highlights from Chris Lehman and the Trojan Sports Network

LVL 14 23 26 23 86
GAR 24 31 18 26 99

Scoring: Trayvon Ferrell 21, Alex Reed 18, Milan Harrison 17, KD Burt 17, Marquis Maultsby 11, Demetric Horton 9, Omari Harris 6.

Trojan Sports Network archive broadcast

Coach Bloms’ JV Trojans win number 44 in a row with their 68-37 over Leesville Road JV. Shamon Jackson leads the Garner JV (2-0) with 13, Jalen Andrews  has 11. Coach Bloms JV program 54-1 over two seasons.

Lady Trojans drop to 0-2 with 58-24 loss to Leesville. Sirenna Pitts leads Garner with 7 & 8 rebounds.