GA girls win in last seconds against MA Volunteers

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 15, 1999

The

Greenville Academy varsity girls basketball team (1-7) won a comeback thriller against Monroe Academy in Monroeville by the score of 37-36.

The Volunteers led throughout the game but the Tornados started to come back. GA came back from a 24-16 halftime deficit to outscore MA 21-12 in the second half.

After GA scored to cut the game to a one point contest, the Tornados took a timeout.

With :12 remaining in the game, Allison Bozeman stole the ball and laid it up for the game winning score.

"GA varsity girls coach Gary Wayne Bowen said the girls played a great game.

"I was impressed with the way that they fought back," Bowen said. "We are shooting the ball better and rebounding better with each game."

Bozeman led the team with 13 points and Star Burt had 12 points.

"Like all the girls, Star and Allison played a good game for us," he said. "Our team showed a lot of character in this ballgame."

Bowen said the young team is getting the experience that will make them a great ball team.

The GA boys basketball team (0-8)

team lost three games last week on the road.

The Tornados lost at Calvary 65-45 on Dec. 6.

Adam Moore led the team with 15 points and senior Josh Beverly had 11 points.

GA coach Steve Whittington said the team is improving their ball handling.

"We are not turning the ball over as much," Whittington said. "This team is young and they are getting better with each game."

The next night in Lowndesboro, the Tornados lost 74-52 as Beverly scored a team high 20 points.

Moore added 11 points in the game.

In the 72-42 loss to the Monroe Volunteers, Beverly

led the team again with 17 points.

"Our team lacks height and that causes problems for rebounding," he said. "However, we are working on that."

Whittington said the players hustle every minute of every game.

"I'm proud of them and their effort," the coach said.

GA will host Cottage Hill on Dec. 17 starting at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity girls.