Greenbrier's streak ends

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The Greenbrier girls' 29-game winning streak came to an end Friday with a 60-49 loss to Northside in the second round of the GHSA Class AAAA girls state tournament at Mercer.

Northside point guard Jenay Wilson had three steals and six points in the final quarter as the Lady Eagles solved the Lady Wolfpack's full-court press.

No. 2 Greenbrier had used the full-court press to shave five points from an 11-point deficit with more than six minutes still left in the game.

"We were struggling," said Wilson, who finished with 12 points. "I couldn't watch anymore."

She entered the game with Greenbrier trailing 52-46 with the ball

The Lady Wolfpack misfired on that possession, then after a Northside miss on the other end, the senior came up with a steal that led to a bucket by freshman Tai Brown, who paced the Lady Eagles with 16 points.

Brown's bucket started a spurt in which Northside outscored the Wolfpack 13-7 over the next three minutes. Wilson had each of her steals and all of her points in the surge.

"We had those two chances to get it to a four-point game but let it slip away," Greenbrier head coach Garrett Black said. "We missed a shot, then had that turnover they scored on. Once (the lead) got back around 10, we couldn't get it back because of their athleticism."

Northside won despite 30 turnovers and connecting on just 14 of 33 free throws. Northside took the lead for good with a run of 11 consecutive points spanning the first and second quarters.

Greenbrier led 11-10 after Michelle Swiec, who led the Lady Wolfpack with 18 points, hit a layup with 1:44 left in the first quarter. The Eagles then shot into the lead with the spree that ended on consecutive layups from Josey Tolliver, who scored 11 points.

The run handed Northside a 21-11 cushion with 5:44 left in the half, and Greenbrier never got closer than the six-point deficit in the last period.

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shamorris
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shamorris 03/03/07 - 11:50 am
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Great Season Lady Wolfpacks

Great Season Lady Wolfpacks hold your heads up high you accomplished a lot this year.

Laney Alumni

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Basketball Fan 03/03/07 - 05:46 pm
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Hats off to Greenbiar, they

Hats off to Greenbiar, they had a great year with an *. The * is for who they played in their 29-0 run. Until they step up to the plate and play some quality teams their 29 win season means very little. Sure, they played Harlem, Evans, Aquanas, Washington-Wilkes, and Lakeside and that accounted for at least 9 of their wins. They also played powerhouses like Lincoln County. When are they going to play some sound quality teams like Laney, Josey, and Hephzibah? They played a marshmellow schedule and got sent out of the state tournament early. If they want to be the best, they have to play the best.

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bigwayne 03/03/07 - 10:51 pm
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Hats off to Greenbrier!!! Any

Hats off to Greenbrier!!! Any team that goes on a 29 - 0 run is pretty darn good. Everyone has an off night once in awhile. They beat a pretty good Cross Creek team by 15 without their all state point guard (it would have been worse with her in the lineup). They beat Statesboro 3 times, ARC twice, Glynn Academy all without a legitimate post player. Can't believe you mentioned Josey. Didn't Harlem beat Glenn Hills once and almost beat them in the region tournament. I believe Greenbrier destroyed Harlem. Didn't Glenn Hills beat Hephzibah once? I watched this team all season and the effort they gave was great. They might not have been as talented as last year without Melissa Lewis at post, but their overall hustle and effort was better. Congrats to Greenbrier and keep doing what you are doing!!!!!

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ktarver 03/04/07 - 11:09 am
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i would love to see them play

i would love to see them play hephzibah or laney

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belapris55 03/05/07 - 03:30 pm
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all i have to say is good

all i have to say is good season wolfpack, i hope you know that laney blood is on your team, dorian freeman next year is showtime for you & the wolfpack we waiting on that laney blood to show up next season congrats dorian yourm turn now,yeet yeet.

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