Greenville Lady Bears Push Past Portageville Bulldogs

Mar 05, 2008

The Lady Bears pulled ahead early and went up by 10 points mid-2nd Quarter and headed into the locker room with a comfortable lead. However, the Bulldogs did not lay down and fought back into the game by the middle of the third quarter. The lead changed half-a-dozen times and the Bulldogs pulled ahead by as much as 3 with 3:06 left in the game.

With four of the five Greenville starters having four fouls by mid fourth quarter, Greenville’s coach was put to the test. She adjusted her team’s defensive and offensive tactics to protect the paint and move the ball down the court past Portageville’s full-court press. With three minutes left, two of the starters were out of the game.

Greenville’s coach, Diane Rainwater Meyer, took her last timeout with just over two minutes to go and challenged her team to be strong under the boards and “go hard after every loose ball.” That message was well timed and motivated her team to a victory.

Final score:
Greenville 67
Portageville 60

Greenville moves on to the quarter-finals in Farmington on Saturday, March 8th at 1pm against Metro (St Louis).