Being mediocre isn’t good enough

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 19, 2002

After getting off to a rocky start losing their first two games the Dallas County Hornets have improved their basketball record to 3-3, and 2-1 in the area.

The Hornets were riding a three- game win streak heading into the Bibb County game on Tuesday night, and almost pulled the upset to take the outright area lead. Dallas County after hitting 15 three point shots on Saturday night went a little cold from the floor, but managed to stay close down the stretch.

This season the Hornets are already five wins away from reaching their win total last year, but that might not be enough for the players or coach.

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The Hornets got off to a slow start in all aspects of the game, but have come on strong as of late. With so many of the players being two- sport athletes (football and basketball) it makes it hard to come out and be strong from the start.

After coming over from Selma High to be the head coach at Dallas County, Porter is getting his first real chance at holding the reins on a basketball team, and hope are high for a successful season.

At the beginning of the basketball season, big things were expected out of Clifford Lyons Jr., and he

delivered. Lyons has led the Hornets in scoring this season averaging 18 points a game, but since the Hornets have been on their three game win streak he has moved his average up to 21 points a game.