High School Girls Basketball
'They never quit'
Greenwood loses title to Dutch Fork 62-55
Sunday, March 09, 2014 12:07 AM
Yanna Jones steals the ball away from Dutch Fork's Zhane Green on Friday night at the Class AAAA girls state championship game in Columbia. The Lady Eagles lost 62-55.
(Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
COLUMBIA — The Greenwood High School girls basketball team punched its ticket to the Class AAAA state championship game with a dramatic second-half comeback against Dorman at Upper State.
In Friday’s state finals against Dutch Fork, the Eagles were unable to duplicate that feat.
But they sure came close.
Tianna Swearinger’s 30-point performance spearheaded a miraculous comeback from a 21-point third-quarter deficit, but the Eagles could never take the lead and their state title hopes were dashed in a 62-55 defeat.
“They fought hard, but … when you get down 20, it’s hard to come back from that,” Greenwood coach Susan Thompson said. “They did fight hard, and played their defense (in the second half), but that’s what we should have done the whole ballgame.”
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