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The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans got their 2016-2017 season off to a roaring start on Tuesday by defeating Bullock County 75-27.

“We started off well,” said head coach Dyneshia Jones. “We were complacent a little bit at the beginning, but I thought they did a really good job.”

The Trojans began the game on a 15-0 run and scored their first 10 points in the opening minute. The Hornets finally got on the board with 5:18 remaining in the opening quarter, but the Trojans defense held Bullock County to just seven points in the first and carried a 32-7 lead into the second quarter.

“The defense did a great job,” Jones said. “They stopped them from driving the lane. The only thing we couldn’t stop was the three-pointers. Everything else they did a great job at.”

The Trojans stepped on the gas in the second quarter and took a 44-17 lead into halftime.  The Trojans outscored the Hornets 31-10 in the second half and cruised to an easy win.

Maori Davenport had a game high 22 points and made three shots from behind the arc.

“It was what I expected from her,” Jones said. “She is a great, hard working basketball player. It didn’t surprise me I expect that from Maori.”

Davenport was one of four Trojans to figure in double figures. Mykyia Milton finished with 15 points while Niaira Jones and Tatyana Siler both finished with 12.

“That’s great,” Jones said. “You never know you have to guard. That is a good thing.”

The Trojans will take their 1-0 record to Friday night’s contest at home against New Brockton.