Selma girls rout Lady Hornets
Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 2, 2004
For Selma High School coach Anthony Harris, it was an opportunity for his bench to get more playing time than usual.
For Dallas County coach Roxanne Jones, it was a reminder of just how far her players have to go.
Selma beat up on Dallas County for the second time in a week Wednesday night, trouncing the Lady Hornets, 81-19, in the Hornets’ Den.
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Selma also beat Dallas County last Wednesday, 83-20.
The Lady Saints (3-1) scored the game’s first 15 points and were never challenged. The Lady Saints held Dallas County to just one field goal in the first eight minutes and led 17-2 after the first period.
“We’re outmatched every time we play them,” Jones said after watching her team dismantled by a quicker, stronger Selma squad. “They’re very big and athletic. We just don’t have the athletes they do.”
Selma pushed the ball against the Lady Hornets’ defense and consequently came away with a 35-6 halftime cushion.
The third quarter brought much of the same, with Selma taking advantage of Dallas County turnovers to score 22 points in the period and move out to a 57-12 lead headed into the final period.
Selma placed four scorers in double figures, led by Santana Seay with 15 points. She was followed by Ashley Green with 11 points, and Shameika Simpson and Erica Lumpkin with 10 apiece.
In all, 12 different players scored for the Lady Saints.
“We just have more talent than they do,” Harris said. “I tried to play everyone tonight. We’ve still got quite a few things to work on.”
If one of Harris’ concerns was forcing turnovers and scoring transition buckets, that concern was addressed in the fourth quarter. With the game already decided, Selma’s Jasmine Yates stole the ball and quickly drained a jumper from the corner to make it 71-15.
After Crystal Turk sank a jumper from the top of the key for Dallas County, the Lady Saints scored the next eight points, capped by a steal and layup by Jorielle Scott that made it 79-17.