GHS Ladies lose battle of the Tigers

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 26, 2002

The Greenville High School Lady Tigers hosted the Monroe County High School Tigers on Friday, and after a long hard struggle lost the match, 53-37, moving their record to 12-2.

"We're not playing well right now," said Lady Tigers Head Coach Leslie Rowls, in her second year at the helm steering her team toward playoffs. "Every team goes through a slump n unfortunately ours is in area games."

Rowls has resolved that her team probably will have to travel to playoff tournaments.

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"We'll probably not have any area tournament here this year," she said. "But no one has beaten us n we have beaten ourselves."

The Greenville Lady Tigers started out the game in a furor with a good head of steam behind them, notching 13 points to the nine of Monroe County's Lady Tigers in the first period.

But the first was the only period belonging to Greenville's girls. In the second, Monroe County scored 21 points to the 12 of Greenville, making the score at halftime 30-25, MCHS.

Coming back from the lockers, Monroe County more than doubled the score of Greenville, putting up 15 to Greenville's 7, and the three-period score was Monroe 45, Greenville 32.

In the fourth period, Greenville scored another five points to Monroe's eight, and the final score was Monroe County Lady Tigers 53, Greenville Lady Tigers 37.

Leading the scoring for Greenville was senior Tasha Hall with eight points, going two-for-four on free throws and making eight rebounds.

Next it was Morgan Crenshaw with eight points, Jessica Powell with six, and Kalette Mixon, Latoya Durant and Tameka Savage each with four points.

For Monroe County Nickie Richardson led the way with 17 points, going seven for 14 on free throws, followed by White with 15 points and Sandars with eight, including two three-point field goals.