Greenville High School girls basketball coach Dakedreon Lampkin already knew that his team’s home game tonight would be a tough one. The undefeated Honeybees have a chance to make it to Jackson and the Class 6A State semifinals if they win tonight.
But, when Lampkin saw that his opponent tonight would be Horn Lake, coached by Janna Thompson, Lampkin realized getting a win tonight would be even tougher.
“Coach Thompson is a great coach, and she has kind of gotten the better of my teams over the years,” Lampkin said. “I have coached against her a number of times, and I think I have only beaten her once. She always gets her girls to play hard, and they get out on you on defense.”
The Horn Lake Eagles, out of the Memphis suburbs, bring a 21-7 record into tonight’s ccontest in Greenville that is due to tipoff at 7 p.m. The Eagles have won nine of their last 10 games.
Lampkin and his Honeybees, who are off to the best start in school history, know they will have their hands full tonight, but this does not mean they are not confident.
Greenville’s confidence grew even stronger Monday when they gutted out a 45-40 victory over the Columbus Falcons.
On a night where the Honeybees struggled offensively, timely shooting and scrappy play allowed them to pull off the slim victory Monday.
Key plays made by seniors Mary Starnes and leader Clarkaju Warren down the stretch were vital in securing the win. Junior Aaliyah Parker and Jeanee Anderson also made a number of great plays in the game that allowed Greenville fans to enjoy the season that will always be remembered.
“We expect a tough game tonight, but when you get to this point of the season you expect it to be tough,” Lampkin said.