Lady Tigers remain unbeaten

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 25, 2004

Anytime a 3A team takes the floor against a 5A squad it's going to be a challenge.

For a team like this year's Georgiana Lady Panthers, it's an even bigger challenge due to their limited numbers and playing experience. Georgiana took the floor Tuesday afternoon with 10 players. Some were in high school and others were a balance of seventh and eighth graders.

In 2003, the Lady Panthers came from out of no where and picked up an upset win over the Lady Tigers of Greenville.

On Tuesday, that wasn't happening.

Greenville cruised out a 24-0 lead in the first quarter led by Katoria McDonald and Morgan Crenshaw. The Tigers stretched their lead and to 30-0 before Georgiana scored their first basket.

That basket coming on a free throw from senior Lakeisha Crittendon.

But, for the Lady Panthers the game was already out of control. At the end of the first half the Lady Tigers led 38-8.

At press time, that was also the score.

Following the game with the Lady Panthers, Greenville will turn their attention north as they gear up for a road trip to Tuscaloosa. They will compete in the Tuscaloosa Tournament this weekend where their first round opponent will be the host squad, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa. Tipoff for that game is 7:30 p.m.

From there, the Lady Tigers will be at home for the next three games against Carroll Ozark, Charles Henderson and Wetumpka. Tipoff for those games are set for 5 p.m., and will be played at Greenville High School.