Greenville wins big over Calhoun on Senior Night
Published 10:44 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The Greenville High School Tigers cruised to its 12th consecutive win as the Greenville Tigers handily beat the Calhoun Tigers 70-45.
It was all Greenville from the very beginning in a standing-room-only gym, and a thunderous jam from Malik Bunch in the opening minutes ensured brought the building to a standing ovation as the early Greenville lead swelled to 6 points with 5:27 left in the first quarter.
Tyrone Ingram followed suit with a strong attack at the basket, drawing a foul in the process and giving Greenville an early 17-2 lead (it’s biggest lead of the night thus far).
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The hot hand extended to the full Greenville roster as Tyler Stone sank a 3-pointer to close the first quarter with a 22-6 lead.
Trydarius Patton sank a vital 3-pointer at the top of the second to inject some much-needed life into a sagging Calhoun offense.
Meanwhile, the Greenville smothering continued as Calhoun struggled with inbound passes—getting a pass inbound proved difficult, but getting the ball up-court proved nigh-impossible for much of the second quarter.
But Calhoun found surer offensive footing as the night wore on though Greenville maintained its first-quarter momentum, heading into the locker rooms at the half with a 44-22 lead.
The third quarter saw a small reversal of fortune for the Calhoun Tigers as Greenville’s offense sputtered out and experienced its first real stall of the night.
The Greenville Tigers weathered the turbulent quarter, however, as their signature defense clamped down once again to hold on to a 70-45 victory.