Lady Trojans brace for tough Wenonah team

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans take on the Wenonah Dragons in the ASHAA Class 5A semifinal game today.

“We are ready to go,” said Trojans head coach Dyneshia Jones. “We want it to be fun. We want them to enjoy making it to state.”

The Trojans (33-2) face two-time defending state champions the Wenonah Dragons. The Dragons finished the season with a 31-1 record, losing only to Shades Valley.

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Led by head coach Emanuel Bell the Dragons have steam rolled their way through the sub-regional and regional rounds by outscoring their opposition 221-100 including an 82-13 beat down of Parker.

“They are just like us,” Jones said. “They may have someone that averages over 15 points per game, but their starting five is very similar to our starting five. It will be a good matchup. They don’t have just one player in particular. It’s about watching all them as a whole.”

All season long the Trojans have received great production from the likes of India Blakely, Maori Davenport, Tatyana Siler and Niaira Jones. For the Trojans to be successful all of them will need to play the brand of basketball they have played all year long.

“At this point of time if you just have one good player a good coach will take advantage of that,” Jones said. “It is very important to have more than one ball handler. I can depend on any of my starters to bring the ball down the court.”

Tip off between the Dragons and the Trojans is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham for the right to play in the championship.