The Queens Grant High School men’s basketball team (1-1) rolls over Carolina International in a 90-47 victory Friday night at home. The Stallions dominated their opponent (4-3) from the opening tip off throughout the contest.
Senior versatile guard and forward Daymaun Harvey lead all scorers with 29 points, with 10 assists and had 6 rebounds leading the charge for the Stallions. Terron Dixon, senior 2015-16 All-Conference player added 19 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists showing his consistency from last season. While Christian “Ace” Owens added 12 points, freshman forward Jeremiah Murphy 9 points, junior Khalil Chapman 8 and sophomore Xavier Westbrook 5.
At the half the Stallions lead by 23 points with a 54-31 advantage. However, in the second half the Stallions turned up their defensive effort holding Carolina International to only 16 points. Meanwhile, the Stallions added another 36 points outscoring their opponent by 20 leading to the 43 point blowout. Jakai Brewton was the leading Comet scorer with 20 points.
After the game Coach Jay Forsythe was very pleased with his team’s effort and especially their defensive game in the second half. When we decide to play defense we can shut down our opponent in a significant way and dominate a game, said Coach Forsythe.
The Lady Stallions (0-2) were not as fortunate as they fell 47-28 to the Carolina International Lady Comets. Freshman standout Ashleigh Aberly who has a lot of potential over the next four years for the Stallions lead the team with 18 points and 9 rebounds. While senior Jewell Williams contributed 6 points and 8 rebounds in a losing effort. Lady Stallions Coach Allison Rinehart after the game briefly mentioned the girls must stop making unnecessary turnovers.