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Feb 05

Trojans clinch GNRC title 87-70 over Knights

Coach Eddie Gray’s Defending State 4A Champions clinch their 3rd consecutive conference crown with 87-70 win over Knightdale. Garner (20-2) sweeps the Knights, who were ranked 6th (ahead of the Trojans) in the NCPreps.com pre-season poll. Alex Reed posts his 13th double-double in 15 games with a monster 27 point, 12 rebound performance. Reed is unstoppable by the Knight defense with terrific lowpost moves. Thomas Allen scores 23 & KD Burt records a double-double of his own with 10 points, 13 rebounds. The good guys overcome a slow start, falling behind 20-7 by out-scoring Knightdale 34-14 in the final 10:24 of the half, taking a 41-34 halftime margin. They never trail with highlight dunks by Omari Harris, Allen and Reed. The GNRC Champs shoot 55% for the night and out-rebound their rival 33-15. Garner has a season low 4 turnovers while posting 22 assists on 33 buckets in Coach Gray’s 15th conference crown in 26 seasons, hi 473rd career win, & Garner’s 38th straight win over conference opponents.

HighSchoolOT.com slideshow

Garner 87,
Knightdale 70

KNI 22 12 16 20 70
GAR 18 23 15 31 87

Points: Alex Reed 27 /12 rebounds, Thomas Allen 23, KD.Burt 10 /13 rebounds, Javonte Sims 7, Andrew Abrom 7, Omari Harris 6, Nick Kuhns 5.

Archive of Trojan Sports Network broadcast: http://nhsbn.ezstream.com/play/index.cfm?ptype=sl&id=4B20D72DBD

JV Trojans stay undefeated
Garner stays perfect at 20-0 with 67-44 win over Knightdale. Donovan Evans 24 (8 assists) Damion Barrett 21 points leads Garner to their 38th straight win