Jones leads Selma to close victory over GreenvillePublished 11:32pm Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Behind a big night from Kahmaul Jones, the Selma Saints (6-5) held off the Greenville Tigers (4-1) 51-47 Tuesday night to pick up their first region win of the season.
Jones scored 18 points, including two three-pointers in the fourth quarter that swung the momentum of the game and gave Selma the lead for good.
“Big, real big [shots],” Selma head coach Woodie Jackson said of Jones’ three-pointers that helped lead the Saints to victory. “Kahmaul played a good game tonight.”
Greenville led 31-30 after three quarters in a game that was tight the entire way. The Tigers had a 35-34 lead with 7:11 left in the fourth quarter when Jones hit his first three-pointer, making the score 37-35 Saints.
After Greenville tied the game, Jones hit another three to give Selma a 40-37 lead.
“Selma has a very good team,” Greenville head coach Richard Kelly said. “They shot the ball phenomenal from the outside and we didn’t. That’s one thing we hang our hat on, shooting the ball, and they didn’t fall tonight.”
Jones also added seven rebounds and three steals. Juwan Watters also scored 13 points for the Saints. Javarrius Cheatham and Tramone Jones scored 10 points to lead Greenville in scoring.
The Saints will use Wednesday to prepare for the Dallas County Classic Tournament, which starts Thursday.
“We will come back tomorrow and work on some things that we know we are going to have to be sharp on during the week,” Jackson said. “We are blessed that we know there is a possibility we may have three games, so we have got to get in all we can tomorrow for the entire week.”
Greenville plays in Calhoun’s Tournament starting Thursday. The Tigers will play Smith Station Thursday, Calhoun Friday and Ellwood Christian Saturday.