Lady Trojans send seniors off with win

Published 9:07 pm Saturday, January 25, 2014

Girls: Charles Henderson 55, Smiths Station 35

The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans sent off their seniors in style and continued their winning way Saturday night by knocking off 6A Smiths Station 55-35 at Betty Wagoner Hall.The win is the sixth consecutive for the Lady Trojans, who improved their record to 14-2.

The Lady Trojans dominated the game from the opening tip and raced out to a 10-2 lead after the first quarter on the strength of four points from India Blakely and three points each from Maori Davenport and Kyra Scott. The second quarter saw more of the same for the Lady Trojans as they held a 28-15 lead at halftime. Kyra Scott scored eight points in the second quarter to lead the Lady Trojans.

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Charles Henderson used an 11-2 run at the beginning of the third quarter to put the game out of reach. Davenport, Blakely and Alexis Jones all recorded field goals during the run. Charles Henderson was able to coast through a 12 point fourth quarter to hold on for a 55-35 victory. Eight of Charles Henderson’s 12 points in the final frame came from the free throw line.

Blakely had 14 points on the night to lead the Lady Trojans. Davenport added 12 while Scott recorded 13.

After the game, seniors Alexis Jones and Ashanti Burks were honored.

Boys: Charles Henderson 41, Smiths Station 48

For the second consecutive Saturday, the Charles Henderson Trojans started out strong, but could not holdĀ  on for the win against a 6A school. This time, the Trojans fell to Smiths Station 41-48 on senior night.

Things started well for the Trojans. They came out shooting well in the first quarter and were able to take a 13-4 lead heading in to the second with Kordel Anderson scoring five points.

The Trojans found themselves in foul trouble during the second quarter, and, as a result, the Panthers were able to shoot themselves back in to the game from the free throw line. The Panthers scored 19 points in the second quarter; eight of those came from the charity stripe.

The Trojans stayed in the game for the majority of the third quarter, but Smiths Station closed the third quarter and opened the fourth quarter on a 10-0 run to take their biggest lead of the game at 36-27. The two teams traded buckets down the stretch, but Charles Henderson never cut the deficit to less than six points.

Anderson paced the way for the Trojans with nine points. John Johnson added seven.

Before the game, seniors John Johnson, Josh Noel and Jermaine Parker were honored.

The Trojans next square off against the Dothan Tigers on Thursday in Dothan.