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Cordova spoils Millington’s Senior Night in playoff-like district showdown

By Thomas Sellers Jr.Trojan coaches Trojans Devynn Brandon midair Trojans hustle to ball

Millington Trojans Devynn Brandon, LaKeron Garcia, Julian Daughtry, Nick Hunt and Jordan Browning will be a part of this week's District 14-3A Tournament being played in Millington. The tournament kicks off Friday night.

Millington Trojans Devynn Brandon, LaKeron Garcia, Julian Daughtry, Nick Hunt and Jordan Browning will be a part of this week’s District 14-3A Tournament being played in Millington. The tournament kicks off Friday night.

It was evident postseason basketball is just around the corner last week in Millington’s William Osteen Gymnasium.
With the Cordova Wolves in town Feb. 5 for a District 14-3A contest against the host Millington Trojans, the game took on the script of a typical high school playoff game: two rivals start off trading blows, one pulls out ahead and the other team fights back to make it a thriller.
Cordova was the team to transform an 8-8 score into a 25-12 lead midway into the second quarter. The Trojans rallied back to make the tally 43-42 with 2 minutes left in the game. But the Wolves were able to hold on for a 45-42 victory.
The night began with the Trojans honoring seniors Devynn Brandon, Dwight Greer, Jordan Browning, Jarkell Freeman, Roddarius Pitts, Devontae Winston, Nick Hunt and LaKeron Garcia. And it was Pitts coming out with a hot-shooting touch nailing two treys making the score 8-8.
Cordova closed out the first quarter on a 9-0 run to lead 17-8. The Wolves build their advantage to 21-8  with almost three minutes ellasped in the second quarter. Millington guard Julian Daughtry ended the Trojans’ drought with a layup. The only other baskets for Millington in the period came courtesy of a Brandon layup and Garcia deep three-pointer at the buzzer.
Millington trailed 25-15 at the break. Cordova maintained it’s 10-point lead in the third quarter to stay ahead 40-30.
The Trojans came out using defense in the fourth quarter to hold the Wolves to 3 points. Meanwhile Millington scored 12 points to pull within a single point.
Pitts got the run started with a layup drawing a foul. The three-point play made the score 41-35. Browning drained a jumper to make the score 43-38.
Then Pitts scored the next four points using his jump shot and driving to the rim for a layup. The Wolves were able to add two more points and Millington’s last-second three-point attempt came after the buzzer.
The Trojans now move on to play in the District 14-3A Tournament to be held in Millington. Action kicks off Friday in the William Osteen Gymnasium.

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