In the beginning of the season, Greenville High School boys basketball coach Delmar Sprouse said his team had the personality of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Sprouse’s Hornets would play great team ball one game, and then appear like a completely different team a game later.
Lately, however, the fine play of the Hornets has them looking mostly like the good Dr. Jekyll.
Greenville won its third straight game Friday night when they went on the road and defeated Germantown High School 78-50. The Hornets improved their record to 9-10 with their win Friday as they head their road game Friday night at Starkville and their home game Saturday against O’Bannon.
Junior big man Jequenn Roberson made his presence in the paint known early and often in the Hornet victory over Germantown. Roberson had five blocks in the first quarter alone.
“He intimidated them (Germantown) and they did not want any part of going up against him after that,” Coach Sprouse said.
Greenville junior Justin Wright had another impressive shooting night from the perimeter.
“Justin has really been shooting lights out for us,” Coach Sprouse said.
Greenville sophomore Aaron Davenport also played a great game Friday night,” Coach Sprouse said.
Davenport started the season on the Greenville junior varsity, but impressed the Greenville coaches so much that they moved him onto the varsity squad five games into the season. Davenport is averaging more than eight points a game this season.
“I noticed him being a one-man wrecking crew for the junior varsity team, and I saw that he could definitely come up to the varsity team and contribute,” Coach Sprouse.
Other key contributors to Greenville’s recent success include senior Morgan Green, who leads the team in points (22.2 per game), junior Derrick Jackson, senior Latarius Smith, senior Antonio Powell, junior Kentrell Carter, sophomore Antonio Johnson, junior Jemarkus Young, junior Dekobe Lewis and Ced’Kevious Hobbs.