CHHS routs Enterprise in home finale

Published 11:32 pm Friday, January 27, 2012



The Charles Henderson basketball squad added another win to their record against visiting Enterprise, overtaking the Wildcats 56-44 in their final home game of the regular season.

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Aside from having brief control of the lead early on in the game, the Trojans were trailing up until the start of the second quarter when a free throw shot by Tyler Mitchell put them ahead 13-12.

Taking the lead seemed to wake up the Trojans, who not only held the lead for the remainder of the game but got up by as much as 15 at one point.

“It feels good to bring in this win,” Trojans head coach Carl Hollis said. “It was a good victory and we needed it. We played well and we were focused, made our shots and played good defense. But we’ve got to stop giving back shots and cut down on our turnovers.”

The Trojans kept up a strong defensive front throughout the game and managed to keep the Wildcats contained in the crucial final minutes, when the Wildcats began to get a foothold.

The Trojan offense was led by Mitchell, who not only scored 23 points but also managed to hit all five of the free shots he attempted.

Backing up Mitchell was Quante Shockley with 10 points, one of only three seniors graduating this year along with girl’s team players Mikensy Darby and Maya Monfistion.

Though the Trojans have finished their regular home season, they still have road matches against Booker T. Washington and Dothan, but Hollis understands just how important this win was for his team.

“We’ve got two more games left and it will be good for us to go on the road,” he said. “We’ve still got work to do but I ‘m proud of our guys and I want to thank everyone who came out and cheered us on it really made a difference.”

Although the boy’s team has plenty to celebrate, including a four-game winning streak, the Charles Henderson girl’s team hit a wall and got handed a loss 41-22.

The girls had a rough time of it from the start, trailing in all four quarters and not even breaking the double digits until the second half.

Trojan scoring was sparse in the match against a strong Wildcat defense, and the only comfort the Trojans could take is that they brought in the final points of the game at the hands of a two-pointer by Darby.

Both teams will be on the road Saturday against Booker T. Washington with a 4 p.m. tip-off, followed by one final regular season game against Dothan on Feb. 3.