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Hounds hold off Houston in region opener
by Chuck Thompson
Jan 09, 2014 | 586 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Brandon Wimberly, who led the Greyhounds with 16 points, goes to the basket in Saturday’s 69-64 victory over Houston County in Region 2-AAAAA play.
Brandon Wimberly, who led the Greyhounds with 16 points, goes to the basket in Saturday’s 69-64 victory over Houston County in Region 2-AAAAA play.
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The Greyhounds let a game slip away from them at Veterans last Friday, but they learned from that mistake and held off a late charge by Houston County to down the Bears in their region opener at home on Saturday.

“It’s good to get the first one,” coach Dennis Woolfolk said of starting off 1-0 in Region 2-AAAAA play. The Greyhounds are now 8-5 overall. “I was curious to see how the guys would come back after losing on Friday. I was happy with the way we responded.”

The Jones County boys led most of the way on Saturday, but the outcome was in doubt until late in the game. The Greyhounds built a 10-point lead early in the third quarter, but Houston County cut the margin to two points twice before Brandon Wimberly hit a pair of 3-pointers to push Jones County back up by eight.

As the Greyhounds tried to slow things down and run the clock in the fourth quarter, the Bears made another charge, but the home team responded and was able to hold off the visitors down the stretch.

Wimberly led the Greyhounds with 16 points, and Jerry Stephens and Landrevious Bowden added 12 each. Mykel Harris scored 21 to lead the Bears (5-8, 0-2).

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