CHHS knocks off Scottsboro, begins season 2-1

Published 5:03 pm Thursday, November 22, 2018

The Charles Henderson Trojans finished off their season-opening tournament 2-1 after they knocked off tournament host Scottsboro 62-52 on Wednesday afternoon.

Head coach Doug Branson was excited about his team’s 2-1 start to the season.

“You have a new coach coming in trying to implement new things and ideas,” Branson said. “The best part about it is the guys are seeing success with the things that we are trying to do. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel, but we are trying to emphasize things. When the kids buy into it and they start seeing some success, that’s really exciting.”

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Scottsboro grabbed a late lead in the first half and took a 30-28 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Trojans rebounded in the second half and outscored Scottsboro 34-22 in the second half to secure the win.

“I felt like our grit, our determination and our fight really showed itself,” Branson said. “(Tuesday) night against Fort Payne there were times we could have thrown in the towel. (Wednesday, Scottsboro) had a kid that hit seven threes against us and every time we would get a lead he goes and gets two or three threes and the next thing you know they are up two or three. Instead of putting our head down, we fought through those types of adversity.”

The Trojans had three players finish in double figures led by Terrell Sistrunk, who had 19. Marcus Grant finished with 17 points, while Josh Foster had 11.

The Trojans are scheduled to take on Luverne on Monday, but if the Tiger football team is still alive in the playoffs, the game will be postponed.