Charles Henderson wins area tournament over Bullock County.

Published 10:43 pm Monday, February 11, 2013

The Charles Henderson Trojans captured the Area Tournament title by routing Bullock county on Monday night. (Photo/ Ryan McCollough)


The Charles Henderson boy’s basketball team capped a perfect area season with a Class 4A Area 3 tournament victory, 59-34, over Bullock County on Monday.

Both teams came out full throttle as Bullock County applied full court defensive pressure for the majority of the first half.

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With the teams knotted at 4-4, Charles Henderson went on a 9-2 run to close the opening quarter with a 13-6 lead. Tyler Mitchell got things going early scoring six of the Trojans 13 first quarter points.

Charles Henderson turned the intensity up a notch in the second quarter. Mitchell made a short-range floater followed by a quick steal and basket from Khakendall Johnson. Joshua Noel added another score to extend the Trojans lead to 20-11. Charles Henderson would get five more points from Mitchell, who finished the game with 34 points, to take a 28-18 lead into the locker room.

Johnson would score 10 points on the night for the Trojans.

“We’re grateful for the win,” Charles Henderson head coach Carl Hollis said. “You’ve got to keep stepping if you want to make it to the state playoffs. You can’t be pleased with just a win in the area tournament, you’ve got to want more.”

Charles Henderson will host B.T Washington Magnet in the  South Sub-Regional on Friday. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.

Ryan McCollough contributed to this report.