GHS Lady Tigers mince Monroe County Tigers, 55-24

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 9, 2000

In a predominantly Greenville night, the Lady Tigers took a lead early on their own court, and kept the pressure on, to beat Monroe County, 55-24.

The Lady Tigers from Monroe County didn't see it coming, and never knew what hit them, when the Greenville Lady Tigers took the lead early in the first period, and maintained that lead throughout the game.

The main force that Monroe could not contend with was the trio of Senior Amanda Dunklin, Junior Tosha Hall, and Freshman Tamika Savage.

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The three dominated the scoring, and Coach Leslie Rowls was well pleased. "They have really impressed me," said Rowls. "They have dedicated themselves for the sake of the team and the school, and they have sacrificed all year."

Savage led the scoring, with 17 points, including five two-point field goals. Hall was next, scoring 11 points, with four two-pointers. Then it was Dunklin, who scored nine points.

The three also led in rebounds, with nine each chalked-up to their credit.

In the first period, Greenville scored 23 points to Monroe County's eight. At the end of the half, Greenville had scored another nine points, against Monroe's two, to make the score at the break 32-10 Greenville.

The Greenville girls came back out of the locker room with just as much vigor, scoring 14 points to the Monroe six, making the score after three periods Greenville 46, Monroe County 16.

In the last period, Greenville allowed a little more score to Monroe in the ratio comparison, as the GHS Tigers made nine points against the MCHS Tigers eight, but Monroe still came up shorted, with the final score Greenville 55, Monroe County 24.

"I am extremely proud of my girls," Rowls said. "They have what it takes to be a winning team, they give it all-and it shows."

The Greenville Tigers are now 4-1, with a 1 and 0 record for their area. They will face the Jaguars of Wilcox Central on Friday in Camden, with games beginning at 6 p.m.