Lady Pirates have way with South Decatur, then fall to Jennings County on night two
Friday the Lady Pirates took on South Decatur at home, looking for a sweep of the county games after a win over North Decatur in the early season. Aly Powers scored the first five points of the contest before Kylie Best got South on the board with a layup. Leah West hit a three pointer near the end of the first period to give the Lady Bucs a 10-4 lead after one quarter. West started the second frame hot scoring seven points in the 2:30 played. Powers hit another three and Greensburg was up 23-6. West finished the frame scoring another seven points and Mary Harmon added a late three to take Greensburg into the locker room up 33-12 at the half. West and Powers put the Lady Pirates up even more after scoring the first two shots of the third quarter. Makalya Somers finally got a basket in for the Lady Cougars midway through the frame. Best did the rest of the scoring for SD with a field goal and then going five of five free throw attempts. Greensburg’s lead going into the final frame was double the Lady Cougars, 44-22. Harmon increased the lead to 26 after hitting the first two shots of the fourth quarter. Paige McQueen scored for SD to cut it back down to under a 25-point lead. Carlee Adams made her way to the line a knocked down a few free throws and Harmon hit the last shot of the game to give Greensburg a 57-25 win. Scoring for Greensburg was West 20 points, Powers 17, Harmon 15, Adams 3, and McQueen 2. South Decatur scoring, Best led the Lady Cougars with 10 points, P. McQueen 5, Makayla Puckett 4, Mary Gasper 4, Somers 2.
The Greensburg Lady Pirates enjoyed a high scoring first quarter on Saturday evening with Leah West and Carlee Adams leading the way, teaming up to score 10 of the Lady Bucs 15 first quarter points. Greensburg led Jennings County 15-10 after the first frame. The Lady Panthers topped Greensburg in the second frame going on an 11-0 run and putting up 16 points in the period. West hit a three pointer and Emma McQueen added a basket, but the five points was all they could muster and GCHS was down 26-20 at the half. Jennings County put up 11 points in the third quarter while Greensburg added 12 points with freshman Carmen Thackery hitting a three-point basket that tied the game back up 32-32 with 2:00 to go in the quarter. The Lady Bucs didn’t add to the scoreboard again until midway through the final frame, Jennings County went on a 10-0 run, but Adams hit a timely long ball to cut the Lady Panthers lead to 42-35. Adams hit her third long ball a few minutes later put it was too late as Jennings County was back up by 12 at the time. They put their offense on cruise control the final two minutes of play and held on to defeat Greensburg 53-44. West led Greenburg in scoring with 15, Adams added 12, Aly Powers 10, McQueen 4, Thackery 3. Greensburg travels to East Central for a tough matchup on Wednesday against the defending conference champions.