Lady Tigers gear up for Lady Trojans

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Thursday's game against Charles Henderson is going to come down to which squad of Greenville High Lady Tigers takes the floor.

"I think the girls are prepared, we worked hard yesterday but we

had the minor details of the ACT," said Ronald Bogan, coach of the Greenville High Lady Tigers. "I think they know what to expect from Charles Henderson. The win we got Friday night against Central Hayneville helped us out a lot. We were preparing for Charles Henderson in the two games at the end of the season. Against Hayneville, we went a lot of man-to-man. And our defense held them to seven points in the first half. In the second half, we played a lot of our reserves and they scored 20. The first half we looked real good to hold anyone to seven points. We are still working on rebounding."

The first time the Lady Tigers and Lady Trojans took the floor was right after the winter break. The Lady Trojans de-clawed their opponents in black to the tune of nearly 50 points. A few days later the Lady Tigers and Lady Trojans tangled again.

This time, it was on the home court of Greenville. The Lady Tigers pushed ahead and pulled out a 10-point victory to split with their opponents.

"I told the girls [Monday] 'it's a new season for us," said Bogan.

"Everyone is 0-0 and we don't want to be the one that comes out with the losing record.' Our focal point right now is Charles Henderson. They beat us by 50 down there in Troy and then we end up redeeming ourselves and beating them by 10 here and looked good to beat them by 10."

"We have watched a lot of tape and I think that these girls that have watched this tape, it will open their eyes as to what's going on out there on the court, whether or not they realize it. I think it's going to help them out in this game."

Thursday night, the Lady Tigers and the Lady Trojans will meet for a third time and this time it's going to be on a neutral court.

"You want see officials that you will see during the regular season," said Bogan.

"You're going to see the cream of the crop of officiating as far as area games are concerned. Push comes to shove, I think we can match-up with these girls."

"On a consistent night we have four of our five starters in double digits and Troy's playing seven-deep, seven girls on the team and they've got maybe two players that are scoring for them productively."

Eufaula used their press to defeat everyone including two blowout victories against Carroll(Ozark).

The Lady Tigers were deemed the area's Champion and selected to host the area tournament.

"You don't want to say Eufaula's going to beat Carroll or we're going to beat Troy we are just going to go down Thursday and take care of business," said Bogan.

Greenville finished No. 2 in the area followed by the Lady Trojans who finished with a No. 3 in the area and then Carroll(Ozark) finished the season as the No. 4 team in the area.

Tipoff for the Greenville and Charles Henderson game is set for 6 p.m. and will be played at Eufaula High School.