Saints positive after beating Lee Generals

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Selma coach Willie Maxey Jr. took a little cue from James Brown Tuesday night after watching his team pound Robert E. Lee, 61-44.

“We feel good about our situation. As long was we continue to work hard and take one game at a time, we’ll be all right,” Maxey said.

With the win, the Saints improved to 9-7 overall and 5-1 in area play.

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John Dailey led all scorers with 26 points.

He added seven boards, five assists and four steals.

Lee put up a fight early and even took a lead when Stanley Tell’s jumper was true and lifted the Generals to an 18-17 lead.

Cajun Pritchett did something about that from the charity stripe, knocking two down and giving the lead back to Selma.

Lee rolled up seven straight, but the Saints responded with a 10-0 run that knocked the Generals back 29-24 at the half.

Edgar Brown, who had eight points, started the third with a jumper.

Lee cut the lead to 31-27 but Quinn Pernell, who had 11 points and six boards, responded with back-to-back buckets.

Daily hit a trio of triples in the third and the quarter ended with Selma up 48-41.

Eric Martinear rode the boards like a rodeo cowboy all night and finished with 13 boards to go with his six points.

“Eric is doing a good job in the paint. He’s getting better with each ball game,” Maxey said.

Lee made a push in the fourth, but a Pernell trey and a Brown steal and lay-up killed the rally.