Honeybees sting another to remain undefeated; Hornets fall
The Greenville High School Honeybees remained perfect at 19-0 with a 67-36 thrashing of the Clinton Lady Arrows Friday night.
The Honeybees opened the third quarter on a 13-0 spree to leave no doubt about the outcome of a lopsided affair. During the run, every player on the floor at the time for the Honeybees scored thanks to the playmaking of senior guards Kristeon Reed and Mary Starnes. “We preach ball movement around here because the defense can’t outrun the ball, “said Honeybees Head Coach Dakedreon Lampkin. “It doesn’t matter who scores when we do that.”
Clinton found some continuity on offense in the final quarter behind the three point shooting of Kim McBride. But the pick and roll offense of the Honeybees freed up senior forward Clarkajua Warren for several easy buckets to keep the home team comfortably ahead until the final horn.
Greenville jumped out to a quick 17-0 lead on Clinton in the first quarter.
The Lady Arrows had difficulty finding the basket missing their first 17 shot attempts of the game.
“They missed a lot of shot because they took a lot of threes,” Lampkin said. “But they could have easily made those. Last year we had this team down by as much as 21 and only won by eight because they were making three pointers.”
Sophomore guard Jakayla Williams knocked in two three pointers during the run.
Both shots seemed to touch every part of the rim before going in. At the end of one quarter, the home team led 22-3.
Both teams struggled to score in the second quarter notching seven points each.
Despite the Honeybees good ball movement and rebounding, they didn’t notch their first points of the second quarter until making a free throw with 2:41 left until halftime.
However, Greenville tripled up the Lady Arrows 30-10 at the half. Starnes, Warren and Anderson led the Honeybees with 24, 15 and 12 respectively.
The Honeybees and Hornets will travel to Greenwood on Tuesday.
Hornets drop fourth straight
The Greenville High School boys basketball team fell to Clinton 57-45 Friday.
Greenville’s Danny Washington led the boys with 20 points, while Morgan Green scored nine points. Jyveone Merrill scored six points, and Dekobe Lewis scored five points. Lewis also led the Hornets with five points.