Trojans pick up two more wins

Published 3:00 am Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Charles Henderson Middle School boys had a good week with a pair of wins against Barbour County on Monday and Andalusia on Tuesday night.

On Monday the Trojans (5-3) knocked down some early shots and raced out to an easy 52-37 win. The Trojans followed that win up with a 41-22 win over Andalusia.

“I saw great improvement,” said head coach Justin Cope. “It’s a big turnaround for our season. The kids have been working really hard over the break and the kids came back even better.”

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The wins for the Trojans got Charles Henderson over the .500 mark and each one of their players are staring to play key roles.

“We have guys playing into their roles and guys are starting to contribute,” Cope said. “We have guys coming off the bench and scoring some key points in the game.”

The Trojans shot the ball well in their win over the Jaguars on Monday. They were led by Javon Christian who scored 25 points on the night. In the first quarter, Christian knocked down five three pointers. Zack Henderson followed up with 10 points and Elijah Caldwell and Walker Stallworth had six and three points respectively.

“We did a great job with ball movement and the defense was outstanding,” Cope said. “The kids flew around, boxed out and was physical. We made key shots at key points.”

The Trojan bench played a key role in Charles Henderson’s 41-22 win over the Bulldogs.

Caldwell led the Trojans with eight points, while Christian finished with seven and Sparrow added six points off the bench.

J.B. Sanders and Ben Reeves also had played key roles off the bench for the Trojans.

“All those guys came off the bench,” Cope said. “They did a great job for us. They did their job and played their role whether, it was scoring points or blocking out and getting rebounds.”

The Trojans will be back in action next Wednesday when they host a matinee contest with Coppinville beginning with the seventh grade team at 1 p.m.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Cope said. “The kids and the school are very excited about it. It’s something new, an idea that we got from other schools. It’s a great way to show our team off and to show the other kids how much work the kids put in.”