YAZOO CITY — Now at 19 games, Greenville Christian School boys basketball coach Logan Collins is enjoying the longest winning streak of his coaching career; however, this does not mean he wakes up every day thinking about it.
Coach Collins is much more focused on helping his team improve than he is on adding up the past victories,
“Honestly, I only think about it when someone tells me about it,” Coach Collins said.
The Saints took their winning streak to 19 games on Thursday with a 63-34 victory over Benton Academy in the semifinals of the Class AA District-4 tournament at Benton Academy. The Saints will now take on rival St. Joseph in the championship game of the tournament scheduled for Saturday at 4:30 at Benton Academy.
Will Riley led a balanced GCS scoring attack with 12 points Thursday. Jamichael Short scored 11 points, and Marlon Palmer scored 10.
“We came out with a lot of defensive intensity,” Coach Collins said. “Our defense was the key for us like it has been all year. It has been defense and unselfishness.”
Coach Collins and his Saints know that it will not be easy to extend their lead to 20 games. Greenville Christian has beaten St. Joseph twice this season, but both games were not decided until the final moments.
“It is always a toss up when we play St. Joseph, and Saturday looks like it will be another one,” Coach Collins said.