Carrollton boys 66, Cass 48

Photos by Glenn Holmes
Photos by Glenn Holmes

The No. 10 Trojans (5-2, 4-0) attacked the Colonels (3-7, 1-4) from the opening tip with the first half scoring efforts of Ricky Rodriguez and Marcellious Lockett allowing them to take a commanding 39-17 lead into halftime.

Carrollton continued to maintain their substantial lead into the second half as they remained unbeaten in league play. Jeff Hodges led the way with 16 points while Locket followed suit with 15.

Head coach Tim Criswell talked about his Trojans setting the tone in the first half.

“I told them that we have to bring a motor out here and they did. They played really well on defense in the first half and played well enough on offense to get to 39, so we had a nice lead,” Criswell said. “We did some things that probably could’ve done better in the second half, but it wasn’t because of a lack of effort. The kids have good effort, good chemistry and I’m just proud of how hard they’re playing.”

The Trojans will also host Rome on Saturday with tipoff set for 4:30 p.m.

“It’ll be challenge (Saturday) afternoon but hopefully we’ll come in here and play as good as we did (Friday),” Criswell said. “Maybe we’ll do some things a little better and take our chances to try to beat a good team.”