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Feb 27

Trojans NCHSAA Regional bound with win over Riverside

The Defending 4A Champions blast Durham Riverside 92-74 to advance to the NCHSAA East Regionals. Alex Reed 14, Andrew Abrom 13 & Omari Harris 12 for Garner (28-2) who take their 18th consecutive game. Garner shoots 66% for the night, substituting freely after expanding their 30-27 lead with 2:29 to halftime to 49-33 at the break. Even a horrendous 19-for-32 from the line (despite Javonte Sims 5-5 night) does not diminish the lead that stays at least 12 for the remainder of the game to return the Trojans to the Regionals. Coach Eddie Gray earns his 481st career win in the Trojans 18th straight win. For the second consecutive year they face Millbrook (28-1), who defeated Apex 75-74. The game will be the last game played at Trojan Coliseum after 48 years of Trojan basketball.

Garner 92,
Riverside 74

3rd Round State Playoffs

RIV 14 19 15 26 74
GAR 23 26 24 19 92

Scoring: Alex Reed 14, Andrew Abrom 13, Omari Harris 12, Javonte Sims 9, KD Burt 8, Davon Newton 7, Jalen Ellerbe 4, Keion White 4, Marque Maultsby 2.

Trojan Sports Network archive broadcast: http://nhsbn.ezstream.com/play/index.cfm?ptype=sl&id=4B1EB15629

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