TORI J. NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
The Greenville Tigers split their two games this past week losing to Hillcrest 82-59 and beating Luverne 78-42. The game scheduled with the Andalusia Bulldogs was postponed due to the Andalusia Christmas parade.
Going into this past week of games, the Greenville Tigers forfeited their win against the Wetumpka Indians on November 21.
“We had an academic issue we thought was cleared up but it was never finalized,” said Varsity head coach Stu Stuedeman. “We realized our mistake and turned ourselves in. It is unfortunate but it was the honest thing to do.”
On Tuesday, Greenville traveled to Evergreen to play the Hillcrest Jaguars. Varsity fell 82-59 with Charles Warren scoring 14-points and CharDarius Lewis and Tyler Stone both contributing 8-points.
The Lady Tigers fell 65-53 to the Lady Jaguars. Adrienne Taylor put up 24-points followed by Moiesha Brown with 10.
The JV Tigers had a hard fought game with the Jaguars but ended up short, losing 36-31. Jadakiss Anderson had 12-points and Cameron Meyers scored 6.
Friday night, the Tigers were on the road again to face the Luverne Tigers. Greenville varsity overcame their loss to Hillcrest and beat Luverne 78-42. Warren again led the team in points having 23 followed by Tyrese Evans with 12.
The Lady Tigers fell short losing by 2 points, 62-60. Taylor put up 12-points and Tankeya Smith had a double double with 16-points and 12-rebounds.
The JV boys came out on top against the Luverne Tigers 49-40. Deion Hawkins led with 10- points and Anderson, Kevin Brown and Padro Davidson had 7 each.
Coach Marcus Mickles feels the varsity boys did a decent job this week fighting through adversity and remaining focused on the goals at hand. “We bounced back from a lack of luster performance against Hillcrest with a real strong game against Luverne,” said Mickles. “We played really hard and with a sense of urgency. We just have to continue to get better and remain focused on our team goals.”
Mickles feels his girls’ team still has a lot of work to do.
“We have made a lot of improvement over the last couple of games,” said Mickles. “I really think we are starting to grasp the concept of what we are trying to do offensively and defensively. I am starting to see the upperclassmen take on more of a leadership role and that alone is a step in the right direction.”
“I love the energy and eagerness our JV boys have,” said Mickles. “We are still learning each other and our team concept as a whole, but they are continuing to play extremely hard and unselfishly.”
The Tigers will be at home this week hosting Hillcrest Friday night and Georgiana Saturday. Games on both nights will begin at 4:30 pm.