Trojans top Chargers, move up in district

Jasmyn Webb, News Editor

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After a welcomed 72-65 win against Oxford this past Friday night the New Hope Trojans basketball boys have proven that they have indeed learned from their mistakes from previous games against district opponents.

Carlos Brooks, a senior guard, shared the importance of the recent win and what it took to get there. “We knew what was required to work on in practice, so when we got to [the game], we would be better and everything would just flow accurately.”

Senior guard Carlos Brooks believes the Trojans are back on track after taking care of "the little things."

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Senior guard Carlos Brooks believes the Trojans are back on track after taking care of “the little things.”

Although Brooks is happy about the hard work and the needed win, the team wasn’t quite to the point where he was satisfied entirely. Carlos explainted that they still had ambitions that needed to be met, stating that he meticulously worked on his defense and shooting the ball accurately.

Toddy Jennings also explained how powerful the pressure of the rivalry game can be, stating that he just had to play the game and play the best defense he could, and accomplish the little things to bring the team together as one and then they would win.

“We came out and started off pretty good, in contrast to our West Point game, and I focused on making my free throws precise.” Jennings clarified.

A lot of the momentum can be credited to the hot 3-point shooting of Horatio Jackson, who hit 6 of them for the game and finished with a total of 22 points. Jennings scored 14, while Brooks and Terryonte Thomas added 13 points apiece.

It seems as if all the hard work and attention to detail has paid off, rewarding the New Hope Trojans with a win against the Chargers.

The Trojans added a win Monday night in a makeup game against West Point to push them to a tie for second in the division, at 3-3 (14-9 overall).