CHHS falls in rout to Dothan at home

Published 10:49 pm Friday, December 2, 2011

Charles Henderson ran into a hot-shooting Dothan squad Friday night, falling to the Tigers 65-46.

The Trojans never led in the contest and fell behind by as much as 25.

Dothan jumped on the Trojans early with a 7-0 run to start the game. After a timeout, CHHS answered with a short-range jump shot. The Tigers would answer with a three-pointer to extend the lead to 10-2. DeQuante Shockley picked up consecutive buckets for the Trojans to make it a four-point game. That’s as close as Charles Henderson would get, however, as Dothan blitzed the Trojans on a 10-3 to end the first quarter with a 20-9 lead.

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Charles Henderson would go to the free throw line 13 times in the game but could only convert on three attempts.

After trailing 34-19 at halftime, the Tigers put more pressure on the Trojan offense forcing 15 turnovers for the contest and once again going on a lengthy run. This time a 17-5 streak that lasted most of the third period as Dothan slowed the tempo.

Tyler Mitchell, who had been held to just 10 points in the first three quarters, found his rhythm in the fourth. Mitchell scored eight in the final frame to finish with a team high 18. The junior also picked up nine rebounds, four steals, and four blocks.

Shockley would finish with eight points and 10 rebounds.

Robert Lee added five points for the Trojans.

Charles Henderson falls to 3-3 on the season and will face Greenville on the road Dec. 10.

The Lady Trojans suffered a similar fate as the boys falling to Dothan 37-29.

Charles Henderson led 4-2 early but the Tigers pulled away thanks to a 8-0 run late in the first quarter.

Sha’Lyric Golay led all Trojans scorers with 10 points. Joyia Porter chipped in with eight.