Lady Saints move on

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 15, 2005

A full-court press and overall solid effort Saturday night helped the Selma High School Lady Saints come away with a 65-53 win over the Carver Lady Wolverines in the Class 6A, Area 4 Tournament.

The sixth-ranked Lady Saints (22-5) advance to the Class 6A sub-state tournament to be held Thursday night at Smiths Station. Tip-off is 7 p.m.

“We played Selma High basketball last night,” Selma coach Anthony Harris said. “We were clicking on all cylinders.”

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Santana Seay scored eight of her 21 points in the first period as the Lady Saints held a 20-12 advantage after the opening quarter. Point guard Ashley Green, who finished with 15 points, fed off Seay’s passing to hassle the Carver guards all game.

Erica Lumpkin added a half-court shot with seven-tenths of a second remaining in the first half and Selma took a 29-19 lead at halftime.

Shameika Simpson (nine points, seven steals) opened the third period with consecutive steals that led to lay-ups. Carver, however, rallied to get to within eight points, but Selma wasn’t letting up.

The Lady Saints held off Carver with a solid fourth period to advance in the postseason.