GREENWOOD — Greenville High School girls basketball coach Dakedreon Lampkin said he liked what he saw when he read the final box score Tuesday night in his team’s 59-35 victory over Greenwood High School.
Four Honeybees scored in double figures in Greenville’s road victory over the Bulldogs. Jakayla Williams scored 15 points. Jeanee Anderson and Aaliyah Parker each scored 13 points, and Quintaria McCray scored 10 points.
Anderson finished the game with four rebounds, three assists and four steals. McCray and Parker each had five rebounds. Lazericka Rhodes contributed three assists and four steals, and Treniya Miller dished out three assists.
“That is what I like to see,” Coach Lampkin. “That meant that we spread the ball around and got all of our players involved. This game was important to us because we needed to bounce back after our first loss.”
The victory Tuesday over Greenwood moved the Honeybees record to 11-1 this season, and it got them back on track after they suffered their first loss of the season Dec. 13 on the road at Cleveland Central.
Greenville was scheduled to play at Coahoma County Friday night. Greenville defeated Coahoma County 67-63 in overtime on Nov. 22 in Greenville.
Coach Lampkin said the what he likes most about his team is its resilience.
“We have played in a lot of close games this season, and we actually should have lost some of them,” Coach Lampkin said. “But, the great thing about this team is they keep fighting, and when we do that, you never know what good things can happen.”
Greenwood boys 61, Greenville 58
The Hornets got 18 points from Morgan Green and Jequann Roberson, but it wasn’t enough as they went on the road Tuesday and fell to the Bulldogs by three points, 61-58.
Javardrick Jackson led Greenwood with 16 points, and Deandrea Smith scored 12 points.
Roberson led Greenville with eight rebounds, and junior Tre’onte Hall led the Hornets led his team with five assists.
Tuesday win for the Bulldogs was the second this season over Greenville. On Oct. 31, Greenwood opened the season with a 55-47 victory at Greenville.