Greenville boys fall to Monroe County

Published 5:12 pm Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Greenville Tigers once again suffered a 10-point loss in area play as they fell 55-45 to Monroe County in Monroeville Tuesday night.

The Tigers trailed 31-25 at the half, but made a comeback in the third period to cut it to 42-40.

However, Greenville was outscored 13-5 in the final quarter to put the game away.

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The loss drops Greenville to 0-2 in the region, and every game becomes important.

“Turnovers just hurt us,” said head coach Bryant Marlow. “We’ve definitely got to win at Wilcox and then beat Monroe County at home. Right now, we’re trying to play for second place.”

Marlow said free throws also hurt his team, and they’ve also got to find some consistency in their game.

“We play in spurts, and we’ve got to play full games,” he said. “Until then, we’re going to keep getting these results. We’re trying to find a way to win one that counts.”

Nick McHenry was the leading scorer for the Tigers with 12 points, while Zedarious Smith scored 10 points.

The Greenville girls picked up a solid 47-43 win over Monroe County.

“We played a pretty decent game, and it was a solid win for us,” said head coach Ronald Bogan.

The win kept the Tigers in the top spot in the area, and they have a few area matchups ahead.

“We’ve got a tough area game coming up against Wilcox,” Bogan said.

Nicole Norton led the Tigers with 19 points.