Trojans crush Tigers

Published 12:11 am Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Charles Henderson Trojans took charge early and never took their foot off the gas pedal Tuesday night in a 69-51 thrashing of the Calhoun Tigers in Troy.

The Trojans jumped out to a 20-0 lead to open the game and never looked back.

“We came out in another world,” CHHS head coach Carl Hollis said. “They came out running the court hard, passing the ball well and they were making things happen. They shot the ball better tonight.”

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The Trojans (4-3) were on fire and could not be stopped. They did not let the Tigers score for the first 4:33 of the first quarter. They led 29-9 at the end of the quarter and 44-20 at halftime.

Sophomore inside presence Justin Davis led the charge for the Trojans. Davis finished the game with a dominating double-double with 21 points and 22 rebounds. He was all over the court for CHHS. He also added two assists and one blocked shot.

“Justin just had an exceptional game rebounding the ball,” Hollis said.

The Trojans had 51 rebounds as a team.

“Any time you have 51 rebounds you have rebounded well,” Hollis said.

Calhoun cut the lead down at times, but it was never in jeopardy and the Trojans dominated the court all night en route to what Hollis called a much-needed big win.

“We have a lot of strong teams we have to play, so this was a good win for us,” he said.

Daris Wilson added four points, eight assists, three rebounds and three steals. Jabari Brown contributed nine points, seven rebounds and two assists. Quez Hall had six points and eight rebounds. Mike Jones added six points and three rebounds. Ramarko Fayson had six points and four rebounds.

The Trojans travel to face Robert E. Lee Friday night. Tip off is set for 4:30 p.m.