The Henry Ford Trojans prepared to defend their home court for the last time this regular season on Senior Night in Greg Kelser Gym against the Knights of Osborn and they didn’t disappoint their fans. In a game that would help determine seeding in the city playoffs, the game started of like a heavyweight as both squads felt each other out with Ford leading 18-10 after the 1st quarter.
The strength of Henry Ford is in their defensive pressure, veteran depth and the ability to hit the deep ball. The Trojans effectively did all three of those things in the 2nd quarter outscoring the Knights by nine points pushing the lead to 17 and headed into the half up 38-21. Jeremy Crowley(13 points) led the Trojans and Armonee Fielder (10 points) led the Knights at the half.
The Knights made some 2nd half adjustments and gained the momentum, but not the lead. They closed the gap to 53-46; powered by Kenneth Holloway’s 11 points and trail by 7 points headed into the 4th quarter.
The fourth quarter was dominated by the home team after they started with a 11-0 run due to a suffocating defense and clutch shooting behind the arc. James Towns put on quite a show for the home crowd on offense and defense and put up a dozen points to the deafening cheers of his classmates and family. The Trojans slammed the door on the Knights beating them 86-63. Top scorers in the game were Armonee Fielder (18 points) for Osborn and (29 points) for Henry Ford.
Henry Ford Head Coach Ken Flowers likes the evolution of his team as the regular season comes to a close next week. A lot is still left to be decided in regards to seeding for the city playoffs as the last regular season game is Tuesday. Osborn travels to Cody and Henry Ford is on the road at Renaissance.