Greenville and Georgiana face off in basketball

Published 5:25 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The Greenville Tigers and Georgiana Panthers varsity boys basketball teams faced off on Dec. 1. The Panthers walked away with a 70-49 victory, which makes the Tigers 0-5 and the Panthers 2-0 in their seasons so far. 

Georgiana head coach Kirk Norris said the Panthers performed better defensively in the game. 

“We got off to a real slow start Friday, with it only being our second game I figured we’d still be a little rusty,” Norris said. “I felt like we had a better defensive performance as a team than we did offensively, but we must continue to improve in each phase.”

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For the Panthers, Nasir Cheatham led with 14 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. Kaveon Miles, Noah Nelson and Marques Payton were also notable, high-scoring players. Jaden Stallworth added 11 rebounds. 

The Greenville Tigers Eriyon Rudolph led with 19 points and Torrence Phillips added 13 points to the board.

The Greenville varsity girl’s team defeated the Georgiana Panthers 46-41. The Tiger’s Sunita Oliver led with 24 points. The Panther’s Lillie Boggan led with 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists. Nyeashia Thomas added 11 points and 21 rebounds to the game. 

Greenville High School principal Jamie Howard said the Tigers are off to a slow start. 

“Both varsity boys and girls are off to slow starts,” Howard said. “Both teams are really young and led by first year head coaches. They are working hard and improving week to week, game to game.”

The Greenville Tiger’s next games are against Highland Home on Dec. 5 and Andalusia on Dec. 7. The Georgiana Panther’s face Opp on Dec. 7.