Tunstall bball

Xavier Cobbs led the Trojans in scoring with 19 at GW in the Trojans first loss of the year.

George Washington had revenge on their minds following Tunstall's tournament win at the Holiday Classic. The Eagles got that revenge during the first regular season matchup between the two teams. GW shot the ball well from 3-point land and defeated the Trojans 69-78.

Although Tunstall (10-1 Piedmont District) put the first points on the board, the game at GW was largely an uphill battle with the Trojans playing from behind most of the game. After being down 16-10 at the end of the first quarter, Tunstall charged back led by Xavier Cobbs who hit two threes. Cobbs would lead the Trojans in scoring with 19 points on the night.

With less than a second left on the clock for the half, Ashton Hammock was fouled. In a pressure filled situation, Hammock hit both free throws to send the game into the locker room tied 32-32. 

Kobe Morrison, who scored 13 total, came back out from halftime and hit a three-pointer, but GW answered with three three-pointers in a row of their own. Jamarcus Brown was able to tie the score at 52-52 with 6:13 left in the 4th quarter. Brown would finish with 14 points and 8 rebounds. GW pulled ahead by 10 with two minutes to go when Tunstall had to start fouling.

Tunstall reset after the GW loss to defeat Patrick County on the road 72-49. Bricen Poole, newly returned to the Trojan roster after an injury early in the year, had a team high 21 points. Brown had 14 points and 8 rebounds, Cobbs added 14 points, and Jailyn Edmonds had 10 points and 7 assists.

Tunstall traveled to Dan River on Monday, January 9 and defeated the Wildcats 78-46. Brown had a triple double with 23 points, 18 rebounds and fed his teammates 10 assists. Morrison had 13 points and Poole added 12.

The JV boys' team lost to GW 53-44, but had success at Patrick County and Dan River. At GW Ethan Howell led the team with 14 points, followed by Nash Glasscock with 13 points and Tavion Davis with 10 points.

At Patrick County the JV team defeated the Cougars 44-33. Howell again led the team with 15 points and Jamir Edmonds had 11 points.

In the 61-38 win against Dan River, Howell led the team with 24 points while Davis had nine points. 

The boys' basketball teams will host Mecklenburg County and Martinsville to finish out the week. They will travel to Halifax on Tuesday, January 17.

Girls' basketball

On Jan 4. the JV Lady Trojans defeated GW 24-23 in a hard fought game at Tunstall. Tra’nyce Strange, Harper Lovelace and Summer Flores led the Trojans in scoring. Naomi Mack and Sarah Payne rounded out the scoring for the Trojans.

The varsity Lady Trojans were defeated at home by the Eagles. Brookyln Brooks, Natalie Mack and Kayleigh Towler led the Trojans in scoring and defensive efforts.

At home against Dan River on January 9, the JV lady Trojans defeated Dan River 37-17. The Trojans were paced in scoring by Flores with 10 points, Strange with seven points, Lovelace with five, and Carolina Wheeler and Payne each with four.

The varsity Lady Trojans were defeated by the Wildcats. Mack led Trojans with 10 points, while Kyndal Burke, Brooks and Heidi Ellis got into the scoring column

The girls' basketball team will be on the road at Mecklenburg County and Martinsville to finish out the week. They will host Halifax on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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