Win over Generals gives Lady Tigers 13 in a row

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 18, 2003

The Greenville High Lady Tigers (15-2, 4-0) ran their win streak to an impressive 13 in a row with a 66-30 romp over the visiting 6A Lee Lady Generals Tuesday. The Lady Tigers, who remain unranked in the most recent Alabama Sports Writer's Association poll, are feeling a little snubbed, but head coach James Oliver said his team understands what they have to do.

&uot;We have a 13-game winning streak now,&uot; he said. &uot;But the girls aren't satisfied with that.&uot;

The Lady Tigers, who got a chance to get some time playing their reserves, were never challenged as they dominated from the tip with their swarming defense, which created opportunities for easy baskets on the other end.

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&uot;They always give us trouble because they're so aggressive on defense,&uot; said Lady Generals' head coach Kelly Holland. &uot;This is the third time we've played them this year and they always give us trouble because of that.&uot;

Oliver said he was happy overall with his team's defensive play, but despite winning by 36 points, he feels it still wasn't a complete game on the offensive end of the court.

&uot;I felt like overall we played real good defense the whole game,&uot; he said. &uot;Our offense sputtered in the second half, but I think that's a mix of having some girls who haven't played together before. We did a better job of taking care of the ball and we did better from the free throw line.&uot;

Katoria McDonald led the Lady Tigers with 16 points and Nina Robinson scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. Jessica Powell scored nine points and Latoya Durant scored eight points. Tameka Savage, who has been sidelined since earlier in the year due to an arm injury, returned to action this week scoring five points and pulling down eight rebounds against Lee.

With two region games remaining the Lady Tigers have a good chance of winning their region, but have to get by Charles Henderson Tuesday night and sixth ranked Wilcox-Central (15-3), a team they beat earlier in the year, on Friday night.

The Lady Tigers' only losses this year were to two 4A teamsn Andalusia and Hillcrest-Evergreen.