Feb 25

Reed leads Defending Champs into NCHSAA 3rd round

Alex Reed scores 21 points with 12 rebounds to lead the Defending 4A Champions past Broughton 85-71 to advance to the NCHSAA 4A 3rd round. Andrew Abrom 16 & senior captain Nick Kuhns 15 to fuel Garner’s 17th straight win. The Trojans (27-2) bolt to 21-10 first quarter lead with an oppressive defense. Kuhns’ 13 first half points leads the good guys to 44-27 lead at the break, behind sizzling 68% shooting & forcing 10 Broughton turnovers. The second half sees the Caps adjust to the Trojan defense cutting the home lead to 76-66 with just 1:09 left. The visitors first & only turnover after the break occurs with just 2:28 left. Reed and Kuhns free throws down the stretch seals the playoff win and gives Coach Eddie Gray career win #480.

Trojans will play Riverside Saturday 7PM at GMHS. The Pirates advanced with 76-71 win over N.Durham. Admission $6 (no Trojan club passes for post-season games.)

Garner 85,
Broughton 71

2nd Round State Playoffs

BRO 10 17 19 25 71
GAR 21 23 18 23 85

Scoring: Alex Reed 21, Andrew Abrom 16, Nick Kuhns 15, KD Burt 8, Javonte Sims 3, Davon Newton 2.

Trojan Sports Network archived broadcast: http://nhsbn.ezstream.com/play/index.cfm?ptype=sl&id=4B23E45108

2016 NCHSAA 4A bracket-2