Tigers season ended by Booker T. Eagles

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 22, 2005

With 5:00 left in the game, the two biggest men on the Greenville High basketball team were forced to sit and watch game from the bench.

"They're a really quick team," said Randy Fullington, coach of the Greenville Tigers. "Their big guys are a lot quicker than our big guys and that took them out of the game."

Booker T. Washington was able to pull away from the visiting Tigers in Friday's sub-regional match-up. The Eagles picked up the 72-58 win and advanced to face Talladega in the first round of the regional tournament held at Troy University.

Despite the way the two big men finished the game, they did make an impact during the game. Curtis Fields finished the night with 12 points. Josh Hawkins finished the night with seven rebounds.

"From all the stats we had on them, their big men never scored more than six points on us," said Thomas Torbert, coach of the Booker T. Washington Eagles. "We just came in with a game-plan to stop their guards."

For the Booker T. Eagles, Andrew Williams finished with 17 points and 19 rebounds and proved to be a large thorn in the side of the Tigers.

Greenville was able to tie the game at 28-28 at the half, but a pair of one-and-one situations and a basket for Williams, pushed the Eagles out in front early in the third period.

The Greenville Tigers finished their season as area champions and were able to host the area tournament.

They were defeated in the finals by Charles Henderson and then were defeated in the sub-regional by the home-standing Booker T. Eagles to end their season.