Posted On: 01/15/20 7:30 AM

The top two teams in the South Wake Athletic Conference squared off on Tuesday night as the Garner Magnet Trojans hosted the Middle Creek Mustangs.

Team play powers Garner to victory

It was an all-around team effort that got Garner a win over Middle Creek in their first meeting in South Wake Athletic Conference action. The Trojans used a 21-9 performance in the third quarter to create some distance from Middle Creek and in the end, they got a 70-52 victory.

2021 shooting guard Ben Hines led the way with 19 points, 11 of them coming in the fourth quarter. He made four total 3-pointers throughout including three during a big run the Trojans made to extend their lead. 2020 guard Daveon Dunn finished with 14 points and Christopher Nobles finished with nine points.

Defense slows down Middle Creek

The Trojans defense really turned things up a notch in the second half and it showed as they outscored Middle Creek 41-19 in the second half to run away with things in the end. As a team, the Mustangs shot just 36 percent from the floor and 26 percent from 3-point range. It wasn't Sam Perez' best game either.

Foul trouble dooms the Mustangs

Things didn't look

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