DUNCAN – Greer spotted Byrnes a 10-0 run to begin the game and launched a furious fourth quarter comeback that fell short in a non-conference girls basketball game tonight. Byrnes won its opening game of the season, 45-40, as Greer fell to 1-3.
Greer Head Coach Carlton Greene was pleased with his team’s comeback. “Once we got acclimated to their style of play we did OK.”
Caroline Neely made consecutive three-point goals in the fourth quarter that helped the Yellow Jackets cut a 12-point Lady Rebels lead to six points, 33-27, with five minutes remaining in the game. Byrnes held a 10-point lead, 31-21, at the end of three quarters.
Kayla Barbare added a field goal and Neely made one of two free throws to cut the lead to 35-30 with 3:35 left. Both teams scored in four-point spurts and Sonyelle Gray’s one of two free throws and field goal got the Lady Jackets to within 41-37. Byrnes’ Breanna Hines scored the next four Byrnes points to keep Greer out of reach.
DUNCAN – Dre Terry made the second of two free throws with 0.8 seconds tonight as Greer beat Byrnes 64-63 in a non-region boys basketball game.
Terry missed the first free throw to set up the high-pressure second one with Byrnes’ crowd standing and cheering loudly for him to miss. “I went too fast on the first one,” Terry said. The shot bounced off the back of the rim.
The Greer boys and girls basketball teams play at Byrnes tonight for their first games after Thanksgiving holidays. The girls game is 6 p.m. and the boys play at 7:30.
Both teams took Thanksgiving off and practiced over the weekend. They held abbreviated practices today. The Greer jayvee girls and boys hosted Byrnes’ jayvees this evening.
The Greer boys are 2-1, losing to Dorman and beating Broome and Spartanburg Christian Academy at a tournament the Yellow Jackets hosted before the holidays.