By Thomas Sellers Jr. It was easy for Briarcrest Saints Head Coach John Harrington to motivate his team heading into Tuesday night’s match up against the Millington Trojans. The veteran coach walked into the William Osteen Gymnasium wanting to avenge a pair of result to the Trojans from last season. And behind the inside play of University of Memphis signee Austin Nichols, the Saints achieved a measure of revenge against Millington with a 56-38 victory. “That team is really good,” Harrington said of the Trojans. “We loss in the State championship last year and they beat us twice. We loss eight seniors. So my team has really improved. We’re young besides one player. We’re very pleased with how our kids are playing now. They’re playing together and playing hard.” Nichols had 17 points and helped his team overcome an early first-quarter deficit. The senior standout gave his team a 25-20 advantage at the break with a two-hand slam on a fast break. The Saints pulled away in the second half using an 18-7 run in the third quarter. The Trojans try to rebound this Friday stepping into District 14-3A play against the Arlington Tigers at home. Varsity games start at 6 p.m. And the following night the Trojans welcome the rival Munford Cougars to town for a 6 p.m. tip-off.