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GREENE The Greene girls varsity basketball team survives the first round of the Section IV Class C tournament, a team that holds a winning regular season record, but has flown under the radar throughout the season.
This is exactly what Greene did once again having a roster with just two seniors compared to the visiting Warriors with six the lady Trojans swarmed the ball all night resulting in a sloppy Sidney performance and Greene first-round win at 49-37.
Three minutes into the game and the lady Warriors of Sidney seemed to be tossing in the towel already as Greene climbed to an early 6-0 lead from the solid play of Alyssa Sands and Emma Smith. With the clock ticking down just under the 5:00 minute mark, Sidney continued their slide as Greene capitalized off of Sidney's fifth turnover in just over three minutes.
Following a time out from Sidney coach Lindsay Coons, the Warriors found a way to make their mark dropping a clean layup on the Greene defense the period would end 11-3 in favor of the home lady Trojans.
Sands continued her dominant performance on the night, on Feb. 21, in front of her cheering hometown crowd attacking the rim seven additional points in the second period Sands finished with a team high 20 points, with three three-pointers and going 5-8 from the line with six steals.