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December 6, 2006

Hamilton County Trojan basketball results

Suwannee Valley Preseason Tip Off Classic in Live Oak:

Game 1 vs. Lafayette, Thursday, Nov. 16: HCHS won 80-63. Scorers included Josh Jones – 34; TiWan Cooks – 11; Vincent Bailey – 9; Eric Jackson – 8; Anthony Stevens and Malcolm Pollock – 6; Jeremy Claridy - 4; Gareth Johnson - 2.

Game 2 vs. Suwannee, Friday, Nov. 17: The Trojans used good defense and a spread out scoring attack to win the game by 15 points, 62-47. Scorers included Josh Jones - 16; TiWan Cooks - 12; Vincent Bailey - 10; Malcolm Pollock - 6; Eric Jackson - 5; Anthony Stevens - 4; Jeremy Claridy - 3; Glenn Sheppard, Josh Paul and Gareth Johnson - 2.

Also, Josh Jones won the Slam Dunk Contest, held on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Regular Season results:

Game 1 vs. Echols County in Statenville, Ga., Monday, Nov. 20: HCHS 95 - Echols 69.

After a close first quarter, the Trojans pulled away in the second quarter, outscoring the Wildcats 30-16 in that quarter. The Trojans added to the lead in the third quarter, outscoring Echols 24-16. HCHS coasted to victory in their first regular season game.

The Trojans were led by Josh Jones (23 points and nine rebounds) and Vincent Bailey (17 points, three blocked shots). TiWan Cooks chipped in 14 points and four assists and Eric Jackson led the team in assists (six) and steals (three) to go along with 11 points.

Other players and their contributions included: Anthony Stevens (eight points, seven rebounds); Malcolm Pollock (seven points); Jeremy Claridy (six points, three assists); Glenn Sheppard (five points, five rebounds, four assists); Josh Paul (two points; four rebounds); Gareth Johnson (two points, two assists); and Robin McClain (three deflections, one blocked shot).

Game 2 vs. Jefferson County in Jasper, Tuesday, Nov. 21: HCHS 74 - Jefferson 59

The Trojans trailed Jefferson County by as much as 15 points in the first half of Tuesday’s game and went into halftime down by 12 points.

However, the Trojans came storming back in the second half, outscoring the Tigers 51-24 in that half. Several players had outstanding games, led by Eric Jackson’s all around game (seven points, team-leading eight assists, five rebounds, four steals, and good leadership) and Josh Jones, who led the team in scoring with 29 points to go along with 14 rebounds and four steals.

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