Local stars shine

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 16, 2004

In the NCAA tournament, fans from across the country got a glimpse of Black Belt Basketball.

Local stars led Alabama and UAB deep into the tournament.

This weekend in Louisville, Ky., a veritable who’s who of local high school talent is

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offering a refresher course.

In Police Athletic League Southeast Regional,

the Selma Police Athletic League Basketball Team is 4-0 and on their way to the title.

Things got started on Friday as

the Selma team beat Dunbar, NC., 78-56.

Selma High’s Malcolm McCrittendon

led the way with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Dallas County’s Michael Johnson

also had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Southside’s Deonte Williams had 13 and seven rebounds. Selma’s Trey Brown had 13.

CCA’s Tee Woods had four points and 10 assists. Selma’s Herbert Allen Jr had four points.

Fellow Saint, Robert Childers

had 11 points

and 10 rebounds, but broke his foot in the game.

He’s expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks.

In the second game, this one against Huntington, In., Selma won 81-63.

Johnson led the charge with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Williams had 11 points and three blocks. Selma’s Quinn Pernell had eight points. Woods had 15 points and five assists.

Brown had good defensive game while Cajun Pritchett had six points. Jimmy Smith and seven points and seven rebounds.

Selma’s Herbert Allen had three points, Dallas County’s Rafel Miller three and Selma’s Denzell Reese had two.

In the third game, Selma beat Dunn, NC., 77-45.

Selma’s young duo of Pernell and Pritchett led the way.

Pernell had 12 while Pritchett had 11. Johnson and Williams had 10 each.

Brown scored eight while Woods had seven points and 10 assists.

Jimmy Smith had six while Allen added five and Miller had four.

McCrittendon and and Denzell Reese had two apiece

With a 66-57 win over Lexington, Ky. the Selma team finished Round-Robin play at 4-0.

They advanced to championship play on Sunday.

The final game was nip and tuck until Miller and Allen came in and turned the tide.

The two quick guards were too much for Lexington.

Against Lexington, Johnson had 14 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks.

His teammate for coach Bill Porter Jr. Miller had 10 points.

Woods had 10 points and seven assists.

Williams had nine, Brown had seven, Pritchett had six, Pernell had five and McCrittendon had two points.

Det. Shane Perry and Jimmie Sturdivant are leading the team in the tournament.