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Feb 03

Trojans down the Knights to clinch share of GNRC

Garner does not play one of their better games for the 4th time this season but for the 2nd time they escape with a win, 75-70 to extend their conference win streak to 54. Alex Reed posts a 22 point/14 rebound performance before an incredibly poor call fouls him out for the first time in 105 varsity games. KD Burt scores 19 with 11 rebounds to give the dynamic duo double-doubles in same game for the 6th time this season. Demetric Horton pumps in 12, Trayvon Ferrell 11 points in Coach Eddie Gray’s 501 career win. Garner shoots just 48% in the first half and trail for the first GNRC game in two years. But the achilles heel, 10-19 free throw shooting, keeps the Knights in range. While Garner finishes with just 21-35, Marque Maultsby hits 6 straight in clutch time for win.

GAR 21 19 18 17 75
KNI 20 22 16 12 70

Points: Alex Reed 22, KD Burt 19, Demetric Horton 12, Trayvon Ferrell 11, Marque Maultsby 7, Omari Harris 4

NOTES:¬†Alex Reed 20 points moves him to 7th all-time in Garner history with 1,226; junior KD Burt moves into 19th with 697 points passing Shaun Tyrance (’96)

JV Trojans make it 61 in a row
Coach Kent Bloms squad is pushed to OT but hold the JV Knights scoreless in the extra frame for 67-59 win, their 61 straight to extend their school record for consecutive wins by a team. Todd Burt and Donovan Brown 14 each, Daiveon Dunn tallies 11 and Garrett Capaforte adds 10 to pace the good guys. Garner (19-0) trails at the half for the first time in their streak but rally with 17 point 3rd period (7 minute quarter) and finish off Knightdale with 8-0 overtime for their win. Burt 7 rebounds and Jon-Anthony Johnson 7 assists with Dunn recording 6 rebounds.