Feb 23

Trojans best Broughton in 2OT to advance in NCHSAA

The Trojans survive 89-80 in double OT over Broughton in round two of the NCHSAA 4A Tournament. Garner (27-2) hits clutch after clutch free throw in the second extra frame to wear down the upset-minded Caps. Senior captain Alex Reed leads Garner with 26 points¬†with KD Burt adds 22, Demetric Horton 18. Marque Maultsby again stirs the Trojan offense with 10 assists and 10 points for the GNRC Champs. The Trojans shoot a crisp 62% on the night but Broughton stays in range with 10 hits from the arc including a buzzer beater to send the game to a 6th frame. Garner hits just 4-of-14 from three but Horton’s two HUGE one’s in the second extra period sends Garner to the 3rd round for the 3rd consecutive year. Burt has a big time OT with 6 of Garner’s 16 in the final OT. Garner hosts Leesville Road, 75-66 upset winners over Overhills, Saturday 7PM (confirmed) at S.Garner Gym

State Playoffs

BRO 14 14 15 18 12 7 80
GAR 18 13 14 16 12 16 89

Points: Alex Reed 26, KD Burt 22pts/8reb, Demetric Horton 18, Marque Maultsby 10pts/10 assists, Trayvon Ferrell 7, Omari Harris 4, Donovan Evans 1

NOTES:¬†Senior Alex Reed moves into 6th all-time Garner scoring with 1,357, passing Pro player James Mays (’04); Coach Eddie Gray career win 509th career win; Win extends the Senior Class of 2017 school record with their 84th win

Trojans NCHSAA 2nd Round win on the Trojan Sports Network