01/27/10 — Chargers rally from 18-point deficit

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Chargers rally from 18-point deficit

By From staff reports
Published in Sports on January 27, 2010 1:47 PM

Wayne Country Day ended nearly nine years of frustration against long-time archrival Greenfield on Tuesday evening.

The Chargers rallied from an 18-point, third-quarter deficit and jousted the No. 5-ranked Knights 72-71 in Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference play.

WCDS trailed by 10 points after three quarters.

"We picked up our defensive intensity and our communication," said Wayne Country Day head coach Terry Jones. "During a timeout, I told our guys to communicate and they came out committed to it."

Tim Hobbs led the Chargers with 20 points and Tyson Pearson chipped in 11. Rashid Williams, Josh Gregory and Reco McCarter scored 10 points each. Williams dished out six assists.

"A win like this does a great deal," said Jones. "Especially when you have a nine-year stint as a program where you haven't defeated a team. When I first got here it didn't concern me that much, but now that I'm in my third year I was starting to rack up some of those losses myself.

"We had to make some moves and do it now."

Wayne Country Day (17-7 overall, 4-0 CPIC) entertains Trinity-Fayetteville on Thursday.