Lady Tigers get #039;ugly#039; win

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 20, 2005

If the seniors on the Greenville High School Lady Tiger basketball team need a reminder of how it feels to be upset at home, all they need to do is flashback to last year when the Georgiana Lady Panthers hung around long enough to come back and pick up a 75-74 victory.

In the 2005 version of this county rivalry, an upset was not in the making, despite the Lady Panthers keeping the game to within 13 points.

The Lady Tigers posted an 18-5 lead at the end of the first period.

But, that 13 point lead was as far ahead as the Lady Tigers would pull.

Malissa Betts pulled up and sank a long jumper to cut the lead to 11. But, after both teams trade baskets and the Lady Tigers have pushed the score to 22-11, Greenville tacked on one last basket to push the lead back to 13 to end the half, 24-11.

"We kind of played to the level of the competition," said Ronald Bogan, coach of the Lady Tigers. "It was a very ugly game. "

The Lady Tigers came out like a team on fire to start the third period. Greenville opened the half with an 8-2 run, pushing the game to 32-13.

Both teams traded baskets in the third quarter and the pace of the game slows down, especially when Bogan pulled his starters.

Katoria McDonald scored two quick buckets as time ticked down to bring the game to it's final of 39-26. "