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Jan 30

Trojans down Clayton 56-35 for 21st straight GNRC win

The Trojans slug out the 56-35 win at Clayton to stay unbeaten in the GNRC. JaShaun Smith leads Garner (18-1) with 13 points and 7 rebounds on a night that sees the good guys score a season low for a half (21) and the game. Nick Kuhns adds 13, including a perfect 3-3 from the line.. Julius Barnes plays all 32 minutes to tally 10 with 9 assists in his career 97th game (Garner school record extended),  The Comet out-shoot the Trojans 42% to 35% and claim a 26-23 rebound margin. Garner holds just 21-14 halftime margin, which matches their season low for an opponent for a half. Trojans 21 season low for half, shot just 29%, Comets 25% in the very physical, defensive struggle in a sweltering Comet gym. The Trojans survive to go 10-0 in the conference, their 21st straight GNRC win.

Trojan Sports Network Webcast:

GAR 14 7 15 20 56
CLY 7 7 10 11 35

Scoring: JaShaun Smith 13, Nick Kuhns 13, Julius Barnes 10, Alex Reed 6, Kenyon Burt 4, Jalen Ellerbe 2

JV Trojans roll to 17-1 with 64-34 destruction of Clayton. Trayvon Ferrell 17, Donovan Evans 13 & Tavarus Burke 11 lead Garner. JV Trojans force 27 Comet turnovers & hold them to 35% from floor; Garner shoots 59%.

Lady Trojans fall at Clayton 36-26 in GNRC play. JV girls claim 40-18 win.

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