Lady Trojans slay PCHS

Published 9:11 pm Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Charles Henderson Lady Trojans knocked off rival Pike County 69-11 on Tuesday evening in Troy.

The win for the Trojans improves their overall record on the season to 17-6. After the conclusion of the game, head coach Dyneshia Jones expressed how well her team played and how much fun the players had on the court

“It was (fun),” Jones said. “Everything we do right now is to get ready for the playoffs.”

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The Trojans find themselves in first place in area play. They take on Greenville this evening.

With the playoffs on the horizon, the Trojans will continue to focus and work on the fundamentals.

“Offense and we have to make sure we have our defense right,” Jones said. “Fundamental things.”

The Bulldogs went down and scored their first points on a three-pointer by Kyah Rouse to give them a brief 3-0 lead.

It would be the only points the Bulldogs scored in the entire first half.

All five Trojan starters scored in the opening quarter. Heading into the second quarter, the Trojans held a comfortable 22-3 lead.

Niara Jones came in the second quarter and scored the first six points for the Trojans, pushing their lead to 25 at 28-3.

The Trojans went on to score 14 points in the second and went into the locker room at halftime leading 39-3.

After scoring four points in the first half, Maori Davenport, in her second home game since returning to the court, scored six points in the third quarter. The Trojans went into the fourth holding a 56-7 lead.

The Trojans emptied the bench for much of the second half. In all, the Trojans had eight of their nine players score in the game.

“That’s what we want,” Jones said. “I love it when they are versatile. There is a different leading scorer on any given night. People who scout the game can’t decide to stop just one person. That’s the good thing about this team right here.”

Samira Moore led the Trojans with 16 points, while Jones finished with 14. Tatyana Siler scored 13 points, while Davenport also finished in double figures with 11.

Urriyah Berry and Tajh Boyd led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with four points each, while Rouse finished with three points.