Volunteers romp Charles Henderson

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 3, 2000

Sports Editor

The Jeff Davis basketball program put on a clinic Friday night at the Charles Henderson High School gym.

Three Volunteers’ teams took the floor and all three came away with double-digit wins over CHHS.

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The thinnest margin of victory?

The Jeff Davis junior varsity’s 41-31 win over the Trojans’ JV squad.


The last game of the night, which saw Jeff Davis open it up early on the CHHS varsity team and in the second half barrage the Trojans from outside and inside, taking an 85-43 win.

The Lady Trojans fared no better, dropping the first game of the evening to the Lady Vols, 60-29.

Both varsity games were a far contrast from the first time Jeff Davis and Charles Henderson faced each other this season. On Nov. 14, the boys’ team fell by just eleven to the Volunteers, 78-67, while the girls’ lost 57-45 to the Lady Vols.

Just four players contributed to score all 29 of the Lady Trojans’ points on Friday night. Senior point guard Jenean Deveridge failed to score in double figures for the first time this year, finishing with four points. Clarissa Parker led CHHS with 14, followed by Kelly Miller who had nine.

"We’ve just got to put this loss behind us and move on," said Lady Trojans’ head coach Dyneshia Jones, whose team is 3-2 on the year. "We knew Jeff Davis had a good basketball team."

After the emotional-high of taking their first win of the season 58-56 over Southside-Selma on Tuesday night, the CHHS boys’ team fell hard back down to earth.

Jeff Davis took advantage of some Charles Henderson miscues and created a few turnovers of their own to build a lighting-quick 26-12 first quarter lead.

In the second quarter, CHHS turned up the defensive pressure, holding Jeff Davis to just one basket, while slowly crawling their way back into the game.

Trevon Hemphill started the run with a short jumper and that was quickly followed by a 2-point basket by Jermaine Jackson. Then Hemphill hit again and sophomore Lakory Daniels scored.

Jackson went to the foul line and sunk one free throw to cut the Vols’ lead to just 29-21 with just over two minutes to play before the half.

However, Jeff Davis scored eight straight points to close out the quarter, the final of which came on a Marcus Scott dunk as the buzzer sounded. Scott had 15 points in the first half to lead the Vols and finished with 16.

Hemphill scored the Trojans’ only basket during the Vols’ final second quarter run.

Jeff Davis led 37-23 at halftime.

Hemphill finished with 14 points for the Trojans, while Jackson had 13.

In the JV game, Jeff Davis led 10-7 in the first quarter and then opened it up to 17-7. before CHHS was able to score again.

Terrence Hooten’s 3-pointer, followed by another three by Shae Williams, sliced the Volunteers’ lead to 17-13.

The Vols’ were able to answer with a 3-pointer of their own and led 20-13 at the end of the half.

Two baskets, one by Eric Woods and one by Williams, pulled the Trojans to within three, at 20-17 at the start of the third period.

But Jeff Davis scored 11 unanswered points to pull away 31-17.

Rusty Suddith hit a shot from behind the arc just before the quarter came to a close, but Charles Henderson was unable to make another run at the Vols’ lead in the final quarter of play.