Lady Trojans knock off Greenville, remain perfect in area play

Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 13, 2018

The No. 1 Charles Henderson Lady Trojans continued their winning ways with a 62-31 win over area foe Greenville on Friday evening in Troy.

The win for the Trojans improves their area record to 2-0.

“I saw that they were improving in everything,” said head coach Dyneshia Jones. “Playing all those games over the break against talented teams are helping us right now. That is why we did that.”

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The Trojans did get tested at times and coach Jones welcomed the adversity.

“We are going to go through that,” Jones said. “Every team is different, but we are going to go through some obstacles in games. It’s how you take care of it.”

The Tigers were in shouting distance after the first half as they went into the locker room trailing the Trojans 39-20.

Trojan Maori Davenport was a force in the first half, scoring 19 of the team’s 39 points.

Davenport added 12 more points and finished with a total of 31 points.

“She looked great,” Jones said. “They couldn’t stop her rebounding. They couldn’t hang with her scoring. She looked great all the way around.”

Tatyana Siler finished with 11 points for the Trojans, while Niaira Jones finished with 8.

The Trojans picked up their second area win on Friday. Now for coach Jones, it’s on to the next two.

“It’s very big,” Coach Jones said. “We really need to focus on winning the next two. Hopefully we can host it.”

The Trojans will step out of area play on Monday when they host Dothan.