Honeybees win tourney games to go to 17-0

After his girls basketball team won all of its games last week at the Hattiesburg Holiday Tournament, Greenville girls basketball coach did some research and found out his hunch was right.

Off to a perfect 17-0 start, Lampkin’s Honeybees are off to the best ever start in program history.

“As far as I know, we are off to the best start,” Lampkin said. “It has never been done here before.”

Lampkin said he was extremely proud of the accomplishment, but that his team has bigger goals ahead. The main goal is to win the big prize at the end of the season in Jackson.

The Honeybees look to stay unbeaten when they travel to Warren Central on Friday.

Greenville 54, Hattiesburg 49

On Friday, the Honeybees defeated the Tigers 54-49.

“We played well, but we just have to keep working,” Lampkin said.

Three Honeybees finished the game against Hattiesburg scoring in double digits. Junior Jeanee Anderson made four three pointers to lead Greenville with 16 points. Charkaju Warren scored 13 points, and Jakayla Williams scored 10 points. Warren led Greenville with eight rebounds, while senior Mary Starnes had seven rebounds to go along with her nine points.

Junior Lazericka Rhodes led the Honeybees with five assists.

“Our victory over Hattiesburg proved that we could win on the road,” Lampkin said. “This team is learning a lot after each game.” 

Greenville 42, Holmes County Central 33

The Honeybees outscored Holmes County Central 12-5 in the fourth quarter to pull the game away and push their record to 17-0 on Saturday.

Warren led Greenville with 13 points while Williams scored 11. Warren also grabbed 10 rebounds in the game to lead her team. Anderson finished with seven rebounds.

Riverside’s McCray records triple double

Riverside’s Quintaria McCray had a triple double during her team’s 57-46 victory over Velma Jackson last Friday.

McCray registered 20 points to go along with 11 blocks and 10 points.

The victory pushed the Lady Bulldogs’ record to 9-1.

Amiyah Staples added 19 points for Riverside, while Shakera Stewart scored 21 points. Riverside takes on district foe Leland on Friday.