By Thomas Sellers Jr.
The Millington Trojans are now members of District 15-2A.
Friday night the closest rival in the new league paid a visit to the William Osteen Gymnasium. And a familiar foe emerged as the Achilles’ heel for Rob Sabau’s Trojans.
While Millington was a member of District 14-3A, one of its area rivals and Region opponents was the Munford Cougars. From 2012-14, Reggie Holmes was a point guard for the Cougars getting a chance to get to know the Trojans.
Now a senior guard for the Chargers, Holmes displayed his defensive skills, outside shooting and ability to drive to the rim for 25 points in a 77-54 win over Millington.
Holmes helped Covington jump out to a 10-2 lead in the first quarter with a pair of steals at mid-court leading to breakaway layups.
Moments later Holmes made another theft of a Trojan ball handler leading to a bucket giving the Chargers a 15-3 advantage.
Kip Fleming finally ended Millington’s drought with a drive to the rim for layup. The Trojans ended the first quarter on a highlight when Kolby Hollowell located Fleming for a layup in the paint making the score 17-7 in favor of Covington.
Then Holmes attacked the Trojans from the perimeter hitting a triple to make the score 20-7. The Chargers outscored Millington 20-7 in the early moments of the second quarter before a Hollowell three-pointer made the score 37-17. Holmes answered Hollowell’s trey with a three-pointer of his own.
Covington was ahead 44-20 at halftime. Both teams scored 18 points in the third quarter. Most of Millington’s offense came courtesy of Hollowell’s’ hot outside shooting.
Hollowell hit 5 three-pointers down the stretch. But the Chargers maintained their lead to win by 23 points.