Lady Tigers drop home games

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 5, 2000

The Greenville High varsity girls' basketball team dropped two contests against Brantley and Carroll-Ozark on back-to-back nights.

On Jan. 31 in Greenville, the Tigers lost a 51-39 game against Carroll before the home crowd.

Tiger forward Tasha Hall recorded a double-double by scoring a team high 17 points and bringing down 13 rebounds from the boards.

She also blocked four shots during the game.

GHS player Saronda Hawkins crashed the boards for 12 rebounds while dropping in nine points.

GHS girls varsity coach Jerome Antone said the team played hard.

"Like every game this season, we hustled the entire game," Antone said.

When it seemed Carroll was starting to pull away, GHS's Kayla Albritton nailed a three-pointer to cut the lead late in the game. She finished with five points.

"That three-pointer set the tone for the fourth quarter and we made a run," the coach said. "However, Carroll pulled out the win."

Sabrina McMeans scored five and Veronica Cook added six in the losing effort.

The next night, the Tigers suffered a 57-53 loss in OT against the Brantley Bulldogs.

Hawkins accounted for 26 points in the game and snatched 17 rebounds.

The performance gave her another double-double on the season.

"It was a tough game and a physical game," Antone said. "Our team never quit though."

Kim McNeil and Hall scored eight points each while Amanda Dunklin dropped in seven.

The Tigers will travel to Opp and Highland Home for games on Feb. 7 and 8.