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Trojans’ ups and downs continue against Haywood

By Thomas Sellers Jr.

Trojan senior guard Bryce Mattox drives to the rim for a layup against Haywood during last week's contest.

Trojan senior guard Bryce Mattox drives to the rim for a layup against Haywood during last week’s contest.

The Millington Trojans have had a chance to win several District 15-2A game they have participated in throughout January.
Millington had either led by double figures or held the advantage late in the second half against Ripley, Bolivar Central and now add the Haywood Tomcats. The game originally scheduled for Jan. 16 finally took place in the William Osteen Gymnasium Jan. 29 with the Tomcats fighting off a late Millington comeback to prevail 67-58.
The latest Trojan defeat kept Millington winless in league play. Like in other district contest the Trojans started off solid holding an 18-17 lead after one period. The Trojans got baskets from Faizon Fields, Hunter Klutts and Kaveyon Lewis. Klutts was the hot hand with 8 points hitting two deep three-pointers. Tomcat Chris Jones matched Klutts shot for shot hitting two late triples to keep Haywood in it.
Then Jones nailed two more three-pointers to start the second quarter sparking Haywood to outscore Millington 24-8 in the period to build a 41-26 advantage.
The third quarter belonged to the Trojans rallying to outscore the Tomcats 18-3 to regain the lead at 44-43 heading into the fourth quarter. Millington received big shots from Bryce Mattox, Dylan Nix, Bobby Macklin, Taveon Collier and Klutts during the third quarter.
Haywood took the lead for good in the fourth quarter going on a 15-5 run to create a 58-49 lead midway in the period. The Tomcats used free throws and delayed offense to hold of the Trojans for the 9-point win.

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