Find My Team >>

Log in to High School OT with one click using your favorite social network:
OR
Log in using your High School OT account:



Wrong email/password combination.

Forgot password?

Register with High School OT using your favorite social network:
OR
Register for a High School OT account using our web form.
Log In
Register

2012 HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational Live Blog

Garner hammers Goldsboro 71-42 to open tournament

Published: 2012-12-26 12:14:00
Updated: 2012-12-26 16:38:32


Dec 26, 2012

Garner v Goldsboro HighSchoolOT Holiday Invitational

Garner's #15 Demarcus Sanford brings the ball up the court at the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational Tournament December 26, 2012. (Photo by Jack Tarr)

FINAL: Garner 71 Goldsboro 42: Garner came out of the gates on a 9-0 run and never looked back, cruising to an easy 71-42 win over Goldsboro. Goldsboro never got closer than 7 points the rest of the way, as Garner's pressure defense and efficient transition game was too much for the 1-A Cougars.

Demarcus Sanford led the Trojans with 13 points while Julius Barnes had 12. Lonzia Tyson was the only player in double figures for the Cougars, as he finished with 13.

Garner now awaits the winner of Leesville Road and Greensboro Dudley. That game will be played on Thursday at 2:20PM. Goldsboro will face the loser of Leesville-Dudley at 12:40PM on Thursday.

END 3Q: Garner 65 Goldsboro 29: Garner has shown no signs of letting down as they outscored Goldsboro 18-8 in the 3rd quarter. There is not much drama left in this one, as I imagine Garner and Goldsboro will both sit their starters for the rest of the game. 

HALFTIME: Garner 47 Goldsboro 21: The 2nd quarter was more of the same, as Garner has distanced themselves from the Goldsboro Cougars. High pressure defense and a flawless transition game have helped the Trojans dominate Goldsboro thus far. To this point Goldsboro has found no answer in slowing down Garner. A 9-2 run late in the quarter has helped put this one away early.

Goldsboro struggled mightily on the offensive end, not scoring 1 three point basket and finishing up a cold 33% shooting from the field overall. 

Garner sophomore Julius Barnes leads all scorers with 10 points. 

END 1Q: Garner 24 Goldsboro 11: Garner raced out to an early 9-0 lead and never looked back as they built a lead into into the end of the quarter. Goldsboro was no match early as the Trojans forced the Cougars into 3 straight turnovers to begin the game.

Pregame: Game 1 of the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational will feature the Garner Trojans and Goldsboro Cougars. These two teams are part of the Boys 4-Team Bracket (which also includes Leesville and Greensboro Dudley).

Garner enters this year's tournament, as the defending champion after winning the 8-team HSOT.com Tournament last year. Garner, still led by Coach Eddie Gray in his 23rd season, lost 9 seniors from their 2011-12 team. This year the Trojans are paced by super sophomore Julius Barnes. 

The Goldsboro Cougars make their return to the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational for the first time since 2006. They are led by first-year Head Coach Russell Stephens. The Cougars are paced by a pair of post players, Damian Henderson and 6-8 junior Lonzia Tyson.

The winner of this game will go on to face the winner of Leesville Road and Greensboro Dudley in the winner's bracket.

 

Back to 2012 HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational Live Blog
COMMENTS

1 Comment



page 1
sort order: oldest first | newest first

GO TROJANS!!!
gt_football
December 26, 2012 1:35 p.m.
• Report abuse

page 1
sort order: oldest first | newest first

This blog post is closed for comments.

Blogs
*
More HSOT Today
*
More On The Trail
HighSchoolOT Forums
More HighSchoolOT Forums
  1. ZachMayoHSOT: Here's the video of Logan Shytle's CRAZY bicycle-kick goal against Leesville last night, courtesy of @GoHuskySoccer. http://t.co/WOrp3Q1PSX
      — Thursday, October 30, 2014 7:00 AM
  2. HSOTCap8: SANDERSON: Boys Soccer: Sanderson vs. Apex (Oct. 29, 2014) http://t.co/PH78yM6213 #HSOT
      — Thursday, October 30, 2014 3:04 AM
  3. HSOTSWAC: MIDDLE CREEK: Boys Soccer: Middle Creek vs. Garner (Oct. 29, 2014) http://t.co/S3TiBxo8bi
      — Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:57 AM
  4. HSOTGNRC: GARNER: Boys Soccer: Middle Creek vs. Garner (Oct. 29, 2014) http://t.co/MZ7tLwuunZ
      — Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:52 AM
  5. HighSchoolOT: Green Hope advances with 3-0 win over Wakefield http://t.co/gEAsDzGthS
      — Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:47 AM
  6. HighSchoolOT: Apex shuts out Sanderson in opening round http://t.co/V6qLat84MZ
      — Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:47 AM
  7. HighSchoolOT: Middle Creek edges Garner 1-0 with late score http://t.co/naR6NN9vcg
      — Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:47 AM
  8. HSOTSWAC: APEX: Boys Soccer: Sanderson vs. Apex (Oct. 29, 2014) http://t.co/sPBAi1FNb0 #HSOT
      — Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:46 AM
  9. HSOTCap8: WAKEFIELD: Boys Soccer: Wakefield vs. Green Hope (Oct. 29, 2014) http://t.co/ZjN6ZwEwh1 #HSOT
      — Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:28 AM
  10. HSOTSWAC: GREEN HOPE: Boys Soccer: Wakefield vs. Green Hope (Oct. 29, 2014) http://t.co/bdwJJmlqh9
      — Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:28 AM
  11. HSOTCap8: HERITAGE: Heritage wins first-round soccer rematch with Leesville Road http://t.co/vWYYFLZ7pT #HSOT
      — Thursday, October 30, 2014 2:13 AM
  12. Chris__Edwards: RT @Duke_BASE: Thank you @Royals and @SFGiants for a great series! Congratulations to the World Champion @SFGiants!
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:55 PM
  13. JamesAlverson: RT @WillBrinson: Chevy guy who made it through that speech without dying http://t.co/O4dZPqHtD6
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:44 PM
  14. ZachMayoHSOT: http://t.co/iTf99brKyL
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:30 PM
  15. ZachMayoHSOT: My hometown team won the World Series and I have a huge test tomorrow. I feel like BRabbit winning the final battle then going back to work.
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:30 PM
  16. ZachMayoHSOT: Buster Posey has won the World Series as many times as he hasn't won the World Series.
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:26 PM
  17. Chris__Edwards: Thank you, baseball for another year full of great memories. See you in three months!
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:26 PM
  18. ZachMayoHSOT: RT @Sammy_Chapman5: @ZachMayoHSOT 👏👏👏 go have some champagne
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:23 PM
  19. Chris__Edwards: Fitting that Panda makes the final out after the night he had.
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:22 PM
  20. ZachMayoHSOT: AHHHHHH
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:22 PM
  21. ZachMayoHSOT: RT @trevmill22: HICKORY NC ON TOP RN
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:17 PM
  22. HighSchoolOT: RT @Tennis_cghsnc: The Women's Tennis Team with their East Regional Championship trophy after winning today's match. http://t.co/TqHJ18lfsJ
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 10:28 PM
  23. HighSchoolOT: Heritage wins first-round soccer rematch with Leesville Road http://t.co/e8l3eI6YzH
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:48 PM
  24. HighSchoolOT: RT @ZachMayoHSOT: STORY: Heritage soccer defeated Leesville tonight for the first time all year. Huskies go to 2nd round of playoffs.
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:07 PM
  25. HighSchoolOT: RT @ZachMayoHSOT: 4A BSOC: Heritage 4, Leesville Road 0 at halftime. #hsotscores
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:21 PM
  26. HighSchoolOT: Updated 2A/2AA football playoff projections. This corrects an error with SouthWest Edgecombe: http://t.co/aCgvx1vzvX #HSOT
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:25 PM
  27. HighSchoolOT: Safety concerns keep East Chapel Hill from finishing 2014 football season http://t.co/D90K9vgkfU
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:11 PM
  28. HighSchoolOT: STORY: East Chapel Hill to forfeit the remainder of the football season: http://t.co/khxizle4wn #HSOT
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:07 PM
  29. HighSchoolOT: ALERT: East Chapel Hill won't finish 2014 football season, will forfeit final two games http://t.co/xg9WnWyzq2
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:46 PM
  30. HighSchoolOT: BREAKING: Per @NickStevensHSOT, East Chapel Hill will forfeit the remainder of the football season, citing lack of numbers, safety.
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:41 PM
  31. HighSchoolOT: RT @AClayNews: Wake County Schools confirms the 18 yo killed in Durham last night while trying to buy a phone off Craigslist was a Leesvil…
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:41 PM
  32. HighSchoolOT: RT @NickStevensHSOT: ECH AD Ray Hartsfield says they will forfeit the rest of the season due to lack of numbers causing safety concerns for…
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:41 PM
  33. HighSchoolOT: RT @NickStevensHSOT: East Chapel Hill's football team will not complete the 2014 season. It will forfeit the final two games to Hillside & …
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:38 PM
  34. HighSchoolOT: We've got some boys soccer playoff games tonight! We'll be out in force and we'll have a statewide scoreboard on http://t.co/pGWDmkczot.
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:19 PM
  35. HighSchoolOT: RT @NickStevensHSOT: Sanderson has named Michele Conti as its next girls basketball coach, according to AD Tony Lewis. #HSOT
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:18 PM
  36. HighSchoolOT: Good luck to all the athletes trying out for winter sports today! We'll be there all season covering you on #HSOT.
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 2:12 PM
  37. HighSchoolOT: 49 photos from Cardinal Gibbons' 3-0 win over Lee County in volleyball regional final: http://t.co/Dw64qxwJ2Z #HSOT http://t.co/6ipJfV5oDZ
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:27 PM
  38. HighSchoolOT: 95 photos from J.H. Rose's win over Broughton in the volleyball regional final: http://t.co/rZwtFH4eOJ #HSOT http://t.co/JCJUIGUty5
      — Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:25 PM