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Lanier vs Greene County LIVE High School Boys Basketball Tuesday 2/13/2024

The Greene County Wildcats defied expectations Tuesday night, clawing their way to a nail-biting victory over the Lanier Bulldogs in a pulsating 2024 MHSAA Boys Basketball Championships first-round matchup. Despite entering the game with a blemished record (15-12) and facing a Lanier team fresh off a win (11-15), the Wildcats roared back from a first-half deficit to secure a thrilling 64-62 victory on their home court in Leakesville, MS.

What it is: Varsity Boys Basketball
Matchup: Lanier Bulldogs vs Greene County Wildcats
Game Type: Home playoff game
Bracket: 2024 MHSAA Boys Basketball Championships (Mississippi) – Boys 4A
Time: Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024, 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Locations: Greene County High School – Leakesville, MS
Home Team: Greene County Wildcats 15-12
Away Team: Lanier Bulldogs 11-15
Live Stream: Watch here

The Bulldogs controlled the early narrative, dictating the pace with their methodical offense and aggressive defense. They built a comfortable lead midway through the second quarter, leaving the Wildcats seemingly on the ropes. However, fueled by the electric home crowd and a gritty determination, Greene County refused to fold. Led by the dynamic guard duo of the Wildcats launched a furious comeback, chipping away at the deficit point by point.

The fourth quarter became a heart-stopping exchange of baskets, with both teams refusing to relinquish the lead. Clutch free throws down the stretch, including a game-winning shot from with mere seconds remaining, sealed the deal for the Wildcats. The final buzzer sent the home crowd into a frenzy, celebrating their team’s improbable victory.

This upset will go down in Greene County basketball history. While Lanier boasted a dominant victory in their last meeting (90-37), the Wildcats proved that determination and home-court advantage can overcome even the seemingly insurmountable odds. Their win sets the stage for an exciting second round as they look to continue their Cinderella run in the playoffs.

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