Trojans fall to Volunteers

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Poor shooting led to the Charles Henderson Lady Trojans’ second loss of the season, as they fell to Jeff Davis 48-44 on Tuesday.

“We had a lot of missed buckets and turnovers in the first half,” said head coach Dyneshia Jones. “It all kind of took a toll on us tonight.”

Tuesday’s game pitted two top-ten ranked teams and was a rematch of a game earlier in the season, a game in which the Trojans came out on top.

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The game also pitted playmakers against one another in Maori Davenport of the Trojans and Jasmine Walker of the Volunteers who is on her way to Florida State next fall.

Overall the Trojans contained Walker to 19 points which was five points fewer than their previous matchup when she scored 24.

“We did pretty good,” Jones said. “She scored a couple buckets. Nineteen points is a good bit and she led the team in scoring.”

Davenport and Niaira Jones led the Trojans with 13 points.

With the loss the Trojans wrap up the regular season and will now shift focus to the area tournament.

“The record doesn’t mean anything if we don’t win,” Jones said. “We lost to two 7A schools but that doesn’t amount to anything if we don’t go any further.”

The Trojans drew a first round bye in the area tournament and will wait and play the winner of Eufaula and Rehobeth next Wednesday in the championship game. The Trojans have already secured a spot in the regional tournament, but will host if they walk away with the area championship.

Tip off for the championship game is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Troy.