Greenville girls defeat Jaguars

Published 5:45 pm Friday, December 5, 2008

The Greenville girls improved their record to 4-0 on Tuesday night with a 59-43 win over Hillcrest.

Greenville ended the first quarter ahead 11-6, and during the second quarter, it seemed like Hillcrest might go on a run, but the Tigers responded with a run of their own.

At halftime, Greenville was ahead 23-14.

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Hillcrest came out after halftime ready to play, and they cut the lead to 32-27.

However, Greenville cranked up the defense and used turnovers and layups to pull away by as much as 20 points.

“They’re a good team,” said Greenville head coach Ronald Bogan. “Our defense stepped up, and we did a good job of turning turnovers into layups.”

“We couldn’t get our offense working, even though we worked on it in practice,” he continued. “Turnovers hurt us, but we’re getting better.”

Alexis Salter had 19 points for the Tigers, and Amber Andrews also had 10 points.

Last week, Greenville won a tournament at Montgomery Catholic.

In the first game of the tournament, Greenville beat Montgomery Catholic 45-33.

In the championship game, Greenville defeated Our Lady of Mercy from Georgia 35-21.

“Our conditioning has impressed me,” Bogan said. “We’re just wearing teams down. Not overlooking Red Level, but Saturday night is going to be a big test against Lanier.”

Greenville faces Lanier at 4 p.m. on Saturday.