Greenville rallies over Calhoun for third win in a row

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 14, 2005

The cardiac kids should be called the comeback kids.

The Greenville Tiger boys basketball team outscored Calhoun 37-20 in the second half to notch its third victory in a row with a 60-43 victory .

&#8220All the credit goes to the kids,” Greenville coach Victor Smith said. &#8220They don't want to lose ballgames. They are playing with a lot of heart.”

The Tigers (5-2) also are winning with a small lineup. Greenville resorted to a small lineup much like it did in its comeback win over Hillcrest-Evergreen two weeks ago. After going to a smaller lineup, the Tigers outscored Calhoun 19-10 in the third period.

&#8220When we get into a smaller lineup, our defense picks up and other teams try to settle into more of a halfcourt game, but we don't let them,” said junior point guard Lynn Lewis, finished with 11 points.

Darel Carter led the Tigers with 12 points and six rebounds, while Rashad Knight added 11 points and six rebounds.

Saturday also marked the season debut for 6-foot-7, 319-pound center Josh Hawkins. The University of Louisville football commitment said that he wanted to get back into basketball to stay in tip top shape before heading off to Louisville. He chipped in eight points and eight rebounds.

&#8220He runs the floor just as good as anyone,” Smith said. &#8220He gives us that inside presence that we didn't have before.”

Jerome Davidson led Calhoun with 13 points, while Keon Jenkins

had 11.

Greenville got its biggest tests of the year Tuesday when it played host to Jeff Davis. Results were

not available by presstime.


junior varsity boys team stayed perfect on the season with a 63-47 victory over Calhoun.

Rico Johnson led the Tigers (5-0) with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Michael Peagler added 14 points, and Andres Gentry had 13 points and 17 rebounds.