Greene County basketball searching for consistency

Greene County sophomore Danahj Wright drives hard to the goal to shoot a layup against the Purple Hurricanes.

PHOTO: Justin Hubbard

By Justin Hubbard


Greene County’s girls and boys basketball teams are off to rocky starts in the 2017-18 campaign.

The Lady Tigers were 0-3 as of Tuesday. They lost back-to-back games versus Monticello and were defeated by Putnam County.

Greene opened the year at the Lady Hurricanes on Nov. 17 and lost, 46-41. The Lady Tigers hosted round two and, although they looked strong down the stretch thanks to a handful of big shots by Marquesha Mallory, they dropped the contest, 47-31.

Last Friday, the Lady Tigers played at undefeated Putnam and lost, 48-25. Fortunately for Greene, it can look to last year for encouragement: The Lady Tigers opened the campaign 0-7 but still qualified for the state tournament.

The Lady Tigers played Athens Christian this past Tuesday. They travel to Aquinas this Friday and host Putnam on Saturday.

Greene’s boys team notched its first win last week, but it was after it went 0-2.

Monticello dropped the Tigers, 58-49, to start the season. The Tigers had a chance for revenge last Tuesday in Greensboro but a poor third quarter doomed them and they lost, 65-59, despite a furious comeback attempt in the fourth period.

Fortunately for the Tigers, they bounced back with a 70-47 win at Putnam last Friday night to improve to 1-2.

The Tigers also faced Athens Christian this week and play Aquinas and Putnam this weekend.

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