Greenfield seniors lead the way
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 9:52 am
Behind 21 points from senior Jordan Galey and 7 from classmate Emily Randolph, the GHS Lady Yellowjackets handily downed the visiting South Fulton Lady Red Devils, 42-25, on Friday night in Greenfield.
Seniors Wes Clark, Tyler Jones and Dalton Potts combined for 32 of the Jackets’ points, many of them in the fourth quarter, in their 69-59 defeat of the South Fulton boys.
In the girls game, Greenfield’s 2-3 zone stymied the SF offense. The Lady Jackets kept shifting to provide a hand in the face on the perimeter and to deny passing lanes to the post.
Offensively, Galey and Randolph provided all the first-quarter scoring — Galey with six points and Randolph with five. Both hit a 3-pointer in the quarter to key GHS to an 11-3 lead.
The lead stood at 17-8 heading into the third quarter. Galey caught fire with eight points as the Lady Jackets stretched their advantage to 37-13 at the start of the fourth quarter.
In the final frame, Greenfield scored all its points at the free-throw line, hitting 15-of-19 for the 42-25 win.
In the boys game, the Jackets started poorly with six early turnovers, before settling down. SF rode Harrison Hawks’ 7 points to a 13-7 lead after a quarter.
In the second quarter, Greenfield clawed back into the game. Heath Crouse added six points in the second quarter, and Tony Robinson brought a spark off the bench with five points, including a tying trey at 25-all with a minute to play in the half.
That score stood when the third quarter began. Graham Perkins’ old-fashioned 3-point play started a 16-4 GHS run that put the game in the Jackets’ hands. G’field got ahead by a dozen but got lax and allowed SF to reduce the deficit. Heath Crouse tallied 10 of his game-high 19 points for the Jackets in the quarter to send Greenfield into the fourth leading 47-42.
In the final stanza, the seniors took over, putting in all 22 GHS points. The bulk (16) of them were free throws.
Clark finished with 15 points, while Jones added 13 and Potts ended with four.
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