Dailey’s FT beat Carver

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 6, 2005

John Dailey hit a pair of free throws with 3.3 seconds remaining in overtime Tuesday night and the Selma High School Saints upset second-ranked Carver, 53-51, at the Selma High gym.

With the game tied at 51, the Saints (5-5 overall, 2-1 in area play) pulled off the play of the night when junior Jimmy Smith stole the ball.

After Selma coach Willie Maxey called a timeout to set up his offense, Dailey took a pass and was fouled, setting up the game-winnng foul shots.

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“It’s good to get a good win, especially in an area game,” Selma coach Willie Maxey Jr. said. “It makes the kids look at reality and see we have a pretty good team.”

Selma broke a 45-45 tie early in the extra period when Robert Childers hit a short jumper to give the Saints a two-point lead.

After Carver responded with a bucket of its own, Quinn Pernell scored an over-the-shoulder lay-up from the baseline to give the Saints the lead, 49-47.

Carver scored the next four points and held a 51-49 advantage late in the game.

However, Selma forged a tie on a long jump shot by Edgar Brown in the final moments of regulation.

Carver took an early 17-11 lead in the first quarter before Selma rallied. Dailey’s steal and lay-up put the Saints ahead, 19-17.

Childers extended the Selma lead to 27-20 when he hit a three-pointer late in the second period. Dailey led the Saints with 27 points. He was followed by Pernell with 14. Brown and Childers each added eight.