Lady Saints end season with loss at Central-Tuscaloosa

Published 11:45pm Thursday, February 14, 2013

TUSCALOOSA — The Selma Lady Saints saw their season come to an end on the road, as they fell 49-34 to Central-Tuscaloosa in a Class 5A Central Sub-Regional playoff on Thursday.

Anthony Harris, head girls basketball coach of Selma (20-12), said his team had some good stretches, but were ultimately hurt by their mistakes.

“Turnovers really have plagued us the whole season. We’ve been right at 21 turnovers [a game] all season. Fortunately, we won 20 games behind it,” Harris said. “The game went well for a while, but every time we made a run, we’d turn it over. We put some nice pressure on them, and we came within three at one point, but after that, it just blew up on us. Other than that, they’ve done a good job this season.”

The Lady Saints had 23 turnovers on the night.

Central-Tuscaloosa (24-5) controlled the first two quarters to take a 28-19 lead into halftime.

Central-Tuscaloosa outscored Selma 9-7 in the third and went on to wrap up the win.

Senior point guard Kendra McCovery led Selma with 11 points, while Takeesha Wilson and Ayana Moore each had 6 points for the lady Saints.

Harris said the Lady Saints fought hard all season, and will have a lot of experience returning next year.

“Everybody is returning except McCovery and she’s done a terrific job for Selma High over the past four years,” Harris said, “We’re going to come back to work in the spring and summer, and we’re just going to go back to the drawing board.”

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