GHS girls nab ‘Golden’ wins
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 12:02 am
With twin wins over Golden opponents, the Greenfield Lady Yellowjackets cemented their hold on second place in the District 14-A race.
Golden efforts — Greenfield’s Jordan Galey, here drilling a 3-pointer against South Fulton, led her team in scoring in wins over both Peabody’s Lady Golden Tide and Union City’s Lady Golden Tornadoes. Photo by Stephanie Sturgis
The Greenfield boys tarnished their chances to finish in fourth in the district by dropping two contests.
The Greenfield girls downed Peabody’s Lady Golden Tide, 54-28, on Tuesday night and avenged an earlier loss to the Union City Lady Golden Tornadoes, winning 54-47, on Friday evening.
In the boys games, the Yellowjacket could not tame their foes, falling 62-52 to Peabody and 67-50 to Union City. In their earlier contests against these two teams, Greenfield upended Peabody and dropped a tough overtime decision at Union City.
On the road against Peabody, the Lady Jackets jumped on top early and never let up. Greenfield led 18-9 after a quarter and was in control at the half, 34-13. Galey connected three times from behind the 3-point arc to top all scorers with 13 points. Shameilla McMullen also reached double digits with 11 points.
The GHS boys saw their deficit grow as the game went along against the Tide. The Jackets trailed 19-14 after a quarter and 37-27 at halftime. Greenfield trimmed a few points off the deficit in the third, but still trailed 44-37 heading into the fourth.
Wes Clark led Greenfield with 18 points, while Tyler Jones added 15 points.
Against visiting Union City, it appeared the Lady Tornadoes would claim a season sweep, leading 30-24 at halftime.
Greenfield turned it around in the second half, taking better care of the ball and hitting free throws down the stretch to win 54-47. Galey, who scored the 1,500th point of her high school career in the win, pitched in 25 points. The senior was a perfect 14-of-14 at the free-throw line.
In the boys game, Union City forced the Jackets into turnovers and kept them off the boards for the 67-50 win.
The Tornadoes led 17-9 after a quarter and 34-24 at halftime. Heading into the final frame, UC was up 55-39 on the way to the win.
Heath Crouse topped the Jackets with 18 points.
Feb. 1 at Trenton
Greenfield (54) — Jordan Galey 13, Shameilla McMullen 12, Abbey McDaniel 7, Emily Randolph 6, Hannah Mosley 4, Haley Rawls 3, Emily Allen 3, Rachel Roberts 3, Kalee Kesterson 2, Ashton Pence 1.
Peabody (28) — Lorna Hudson 11, Jocelyn Banks 4, Jessie Avery 3, Chelsey Cox 3, Mari Howe 2, Monifa Johnson 2, Jasmine Hayes 2, Candace Tucker 1.
3-pointers: Greenfield — Galey (3), Rawls, McDaniel Mosley; Peabody — Hudson.
Records: Greenfield 16-6 (9-4 District 14-A), Peabody 5-15 (2-9 District 14-A).
Greenfield (52) — Wes Clark 18, Tyler Jones 15, Heath Crouse 6, Tony Robinson 5, Graham Perkins 4, Hunter Crouse 4.
Peabody (62) — Jeremy Vaughn 32, Jonathan Jones 10, Dalton Craddock 7, Tyler Gadlen 5, Quenton Johnson 4, Adrian Buchanan 2, Dylan Slayton 2.
3-pointers: Greenfield — Jones (2), Clark (2); Peabody — Vaughn (3), Jones, Craddock.
Records: Greenfield 13-9 (6-7 District 14-A), Peabody 15-6 (7-5 District 14-A).
Jan. 28 at Greenfield
Union City (47) — Amber Fair 29, Jackie Hudson 13, Shenisha Huff 5.
Greenfield (54) — Jordan Galey 25, Emily Randolph 10, Shameilla McMullen 9, Haley Rawls 8, Emily Allen 2.
3-pointers: Union City — Fair (2), Huff; Greenfield — Randolph (2), Galey.
Records: Union City 10-11 (6-5 District 14-A), Greenfield 15-6 (8-4 District 14-A).
Union City (67) — Antonio Cox 21, Tyler Stewart 18, Peyton Mosley 9, Allen 7, Russ Smith 6, LaMonte Dickerson 5, Jakyron Burnside 1.
Greenfield (50) — Heath Crouse 18, Wes Clark 9, Dalton Potts 6, Tyler Jones 6, Tony Robinson 3, Alex Roberts 3, Graham Perkins 2, Hunter Crouse 2, Jeremy Lannom 1.
3-pointers: Union City — Cox (3), Stewart (2), Allen, Dickerson; Greenfield — Jones, Clark, Crouse, Potts, Roberts, Robinson.
Records: Union City 11-14 (8-3 District 14-A), Greenfield 15-6 (8-4 District 14-A).