CHHS boy’s improve to 3-0

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 28, 2001

Sports Editor

After opening the season with two close wins over Ashford (57-53) and Headland (55-51) in the Headland High School Thanksgiving Classic, the Charles Henderson Trojans were looking for an offensive breakout.

On Tuesday night they got it.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

LaKory Daniels scored 25 points and Terrance Hooten dropped in 13 to lead CHHS over Geneva County 63-32 in the Trojans’ home opener.

The win improved Charles Henderson to 3-0 on the season with a road trip to Class 6A Jeff Davis upcoming on Friday night.

Daniels, who played point guard for the Trojans much of last season, started at shooting guard on Tuesday night.

"When I start him (Daniels) at the No. 2, he becomes a scorer," said CHHS head coach Carl Hollis. "At point, he’s concentrating more on running the offense."

But Daniels’ effective long range shooting against Geneva, may mean Hollis will have to find himself a new point guard.

The Trojans led 25-4 after the first quarter, taking advantage of Daniels’ hot outside shooting

to pull away from the Bulldogs’ early. After Geneva’s Calvin Smith tied the game at 2-2 with a basket, Daniels knocked down three consecutive three-point attempts as the Trojans went on an 25-2 tear to end the quarter. The junior had 14 points during the run. Hooten had seven.

"We shot the ball much better tonight then we did in Headland," said CHHS head coach Carl Hollis.

The offense continued on into the second quarter.

Hooten added another basket and Jimmy Woods came off of the bench to score seven points. Matt Brown scored four points and Daniels hit another three-pointer and took an Aubrey Williams’ assist in for a layup.

And unlike in Headland, the Trojans’ defense didn’t let up in the second half.

"We had a 16 point lead in Headland and we let them claw their way back into it," said Hollis.

CHHS led 52-27 at the end of the third quarter and went on an 11-5 run to end the game.

Calvin Smith led Geneva County with 18 points on the night.

The CHHS junior varsity team also won its game against Geneva on Tuesday night, beating the Bulldogs 40-27.

The JV Trojans led 20-11 and thanks to Joey Moultry’s seven point effort in the third quarter, pulled away late.

Moultry finished with nine points in the game, while Raheem Barnes led the Trojans with 14 points.