Trojans continue winning ways

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Even though the Charles Henderson Lady Trojans were heavily favored against Pike County on Saturday, Coach Dyneshia Jones kept pushing.

“I told them you can never be too ready,” said the Trojan head coach. “Anything can happen. A lot of ranked teams have been beat by unranked teams. I have to keep them on their p’s and q’s.”

The Trojans (21-1) walked away with a 48-15 win over the cross county rival Bulldogs (3-11).

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Freshman Maori Jones and her height were too much for the Bulldogs. She scored 14 points in the game and captured 12 rebounds.

“It wasn’t the first shot that was hurting us,” said Bulldogs head coach Todd Reynolds. “It was the offensive boards that was killing us. I don’t have an answer for that right now.”

The Trojans jumped out 33-0 lead over the Bulldogs until Caniya Winson got Pike County on the board with 3:50 remaining in the quarter.

The Trojans outscored the Bulldogs 41-7 in the opening quarter but were outscored 8-7 the rest of the way.

“I was proud with how they battled with them,” Reynolds said. “We executed the offense in the second half and had some quality shots.”

Tatyana Siler led the Trojans with 16 points while Precious Vaznian led the Bulldogs with seven.

The Trojans and Bulldogs will both be in action on Tuesday night with the Trojans traveling to Eufaula and Pike County heads to Abbeville.