Published 10:01 pm Thursday, February 13, 2014

India Blakeley scored the Trojans’ first 10 points of the night, and 22 total.

India Blakeley scored the Trojans’ first 10 points of the night, and 22 total.

For the first time in her career, Dyneshia Jones led a team to a perfect record at home.

But she is more than happy to not be playing at Betty Wagoner Hall anymore this season.

Charles Henderson avenged a 2013 loss to St. James with a 47-25 win in the Sub-Regional round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs Thursday night.

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Jones said the win boiled down to one thing.

“It was all about heart,” said Jones. “They beat us here last year, and they were determined not to let it happen again. We have worked hard to get to where we are right now.”

India Blakely scored the Lady Trojans’ first 10 points of the game, and provided a spark in the first quarter.

Blakely’s hoop-and-harm three point play with 5:04 to in the first gave Charles Henderson the lead for good.

“I tell her all the time, like a do to all of them, that no one can stop you,” said Jones. “They only person that can stop you is yourself. They all take it to heart.”

Jones praised her team’s defensive awareness and free throw shooting. Charles Henderson made 16 of 17 shots from the charity stripe.

“We know they like to fake shots, and we told our girls not to leave the ground,” said Jones. “They played well on defense tonight with the press too. We didn’t shoot free throws well at all last year, so it is great to get those easy points. We have the team to make some noise. We just have to stay focused and work.”

Charles Henderson will meet Clarke County in the first round of the regional tournament in Dothan.