By CHUCK HATHCOCK
The Grenada Chargers trailed Class 6A foe South Panola for the majority of the game Tuesday night.
In fact, they led 15-14 early in the second period. They wouldn’t lead again until the final horn sounded as the Chargers escaped with a 55-53 win.
The game was the first for players that took part in football this season.
“By our next game (De. 3 against Gentry), we will have had time to get them into basketball form and to figure out some rotations as most of them will be counted on to help us this year,” Joey Cooley said. “We have to learn to make crucial plays at crucial points in the game.”
“On a night when we didn’t do a lot of things right offensively, we did enough defensively to pull out the win,” Cooley said. “Getting our football guys really lengthened our bench. However, after just two practices, they are still a bit rusty as was evident in some of the close shots we missed.”
Grenada got the lead late and struggled at the free throw line missing 5 of 6 shots. For the game, they were 12-29 from the charity stripe.