Dec 29

Undefeated Garner repeats at Athens Drive JV Tournament

Garner JV claims their 3rd consecutive Athens Drive JV Holiday Tournament with 60-41 win over the host JV Jaguars. Coach Bloms squad earns their 53th straight win. Unlike most of their other games, the JV Trojans actually trailed in the first half and only Donovan Brown BIG 9 point half gives them a 24-22 lead at the break. But timely adjustments and clutch shooting by Garrett Capaforte, hitting 3 deep shots from the arc puts Garner (11-0) up to stay early in the 3rd. The Trojans suffer their lowest shooting percentage of the year, just 45% but effective defense holds the Jags to just 37% who suffer 14 turnovers. Led by Brown and Todd Burt (11 rebounds) and Daiveon Carrington 5 boards, Garner owns the rebound margin 33-25 (17-9 difference in the second half.) Jon-Anthony Johnson and Daiveon Dunn are outstanding floor generals and consistently find the open man. Brown finishes with game high 19 with 10 rebounds. Capaforte finishes with 16 and Dunn has 9 with six assists and Johnson adds 6 dimes as well.

2016 Athens Drive JV Holiday Tournament Champion Garner (11-0)

Coach Bloms squad can tie the school record for consecutive team wins Jan. 6th vs Knightdale. The current record is held by the 1977-’79 Lady Trojan basketball team over two seasons & the 2004-2009 JV football.