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Trojans split with Cougars

This article was published February 7, 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

News-Times Staff

PARKERS CHAPEL - Parkers Chapel concluded their respective regular seasons on Tuesday night by splitting with Lafayette County in Class 1A-2A District 15 play.

The Trojans crushed the Cougars 57-22, while the Lady Trojans fell 41-34 in their finale.

The victory for the Trojans (23-3, 14-1) not clinches the No. 1 seed from the Southwest Division for next week's district tournament that is being hosted by Parkers Chapel, it also seals a spot in the regional tournament.

The Trojans wasted no time in putting away the Cougars, jumping out to a 26-4 lead after the opening period of play.

Parkers Chapel led 35-9 at intermission and 48-20 at the end of the third quarter.

Nate Garrett-Evans paced the Trojans with 20 points, while Dawson Goodwin added eight points and Josh Osborn chipped in with seven points.

Overall, 10 players scored for the Trojans.

Amari Bell had 12 rebounds in the win for the Trojans, who will open play in the district tournament next Thursday.

While the Trojans continued their tear, the Lady Trojans saw Lafayette County overcome a 26-22 deficit at halftime to claim a road victory.

However, the Lady Trojans will be the No. 2 seed for the district tournament from the Southwest Division despite the setback by a two-point margin thanks to their 50-41 overtime victory at Lafayette County last month.

The third quarter proved to be the difference in the contest, as Lafayette County outscored Parkers Chapel 13-5 in the stanza to take control of the game.

Terri Malone had 20 points and T.K. Burson added 11 points for Parkers Chapel (8-17, 6-9).

In the junior boys game, Lafayette County topped Parkers Chapel 39-34.

Edison Thompson, Nik Garcia and Lancer Clark had nine points apiece for the Trojans, who will begin play in the district tournament on Friday at Harmony Grove.

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