Lady Trojans fall to Lee in Martin Luther King Classic
Published 3:00 am Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans only had three players crack the score board in Monday morning’s 64-54 loss to the 7A Lee High School in the Martin Luther King BallN Prep Classic in Montgomery.
The loss for the Trojans brings their record on the season to 16-4.
Even though the game ended in a loss on Monday afternoon, head coach Dyneshia Jones has confidence her team will be able to once again turn the page as they resume area play.
“We are never going to see that team again– it wasn’t area play, but it was a wake up call,” Jones said, “We have to get back to work tomorrow and prepare for Greenville.”
The Trojans had just three players’ score for them in the loss. The familiar names of Maori Davenport, Tatyana Siler and Niaira Jones all accumulated points with Davenport and Siler both getting 19 and Jones getting 14.
For the Generals, it was the play of Zipporah Broughton who gave the Trojans the most problems all game long. The 5’ 9” junior scored 44 of the Generals 64 points.
The Generals scored the first eight points of the game and raced into the second quarter holding an 18-12 lead. The lead grew to 9 after the second quarter when the Generals scored 13 points, giving them a 31-22 lead at the half.
Zipporah scored 22 of her 44 points in the first half, scoring 11 in both the first and second quarters.
Both teams scored nine points in the third to bring the score to 40-31.
The Trojans were able to even the score in the final frame, but clutch free throw shooting and more untimely turnovers were too much for them to overcome.
The Trojans hope to once again turn the page following a loss this afternoon when they host area foe Greenville beginning at 5:30.
“We are going to have to forget about it,” Jones said. “We know what we did wrong. It’s going to be a new game. That one is over with. It wasn’t an area game, we need to focus on those.”