Trojans defeat Rehobeth

Published 6:33 pm Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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The Charles Henderson boy’s varsity basketball team picked up a key area win over Rehobeth on Tuesday night when they knocked off the Rebels 61-40 in Troy.

The win for the Trojans gives them a 1-1 area record. Before the win, the Trojans fell to area foe Greenville in the opener last week.

The Trojan defense set the tone early, holding the Rebels to just nine points in the opening half.

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Cody Youngblood scored six first quarter points and the Trojans took a comfortable lead early when they put up 22 points in the quarter and went into the second leading 22-6.

After getting six points by Devin Parker in the second quarter, the Trojans scored 14 points in the second quarter and went into halftime holding a 27-point lead at 36-9.

The Trojans were outscored in the second half 31-25, but held on to win by 19 points, giving them their first area win.

Keith Wheeler led all scorers with 14 points, while Parker also finished in double figures with 10 points. Akeives Shorts and Tay Knox each had eight points, while Cody Youngblood had six. Ja’Carion Burney and Mario Davenport each had four points. Bradley Caldwell had three points and Joshua Finger and Zach Henderson had two points.

The Trojans will look to get above the .500 mark in area play when they travel to Ozark to take on Carroll on Friday evening.