GHS still searching for first win

Published 3:55 pm Monday, December 5, 2011

The search continues for Greenville High School.

Six games into the 2011-12 campaign, the Tigers are still looking to put their first check mark in the win column.

Greenville’s latest loss came Thursday night when Class 6A Sidney Lanier High School scored a 72-56 win in Montgomery.

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“Lanier is probably one of the most well coached teams that we will play,” Greenville head coach Richard Kelly said. “They outmanned us, but we battled as hard as we could.”

Patrick Perry scored 17 points, while Marquis Coleman and Steven Wallace added 14 points and 13 points, respectively, to help power the Poets to the win.

The Tigers (0-6) were led by Daryl Starks’ game-high 22 points. Starks also snagged six rebounds. Kent Riley added 16 points, while pulling down eight rebounds.

“We are trying to blend together some guys who haven’t played together a lot,” Kelly said. “We’ve got some week one stuff in basketball that we are dealing with in December. Right now, we are just looking to get to where we are good enough to compete in January when we start playing area play. We are not there right now but I think our kids are willing to work to get there.”

Greenville will be back in action Friday when it travels to Demopolis. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m. Greenville will play host to Charles Henderson High School Saturday. Junior varsity action is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m.

The Trojans topped the Tigers 51-38 Nov. 29 in Troy.