Selma rolls to victory

Published 12:00 am Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Selma Times-Journal

Selma didn’t get the big run Saturday to convincingly put away winless Southside.

Instead, the Saints (5-1) kept pounding away and eventually gave its home fans reason to brag – and still enough reason to hit the exits early.

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Wendell Lewis led all scorers in the game with 21 points, and Selma won the first meeting of the year between the two teams 60-37.

“We’re off to a great start,” Selma coach Willie Maxey said. “This is the first time in a quite a while I have a team that can go 12 to 13 deep and be pretty comfortable with what I have.”

Point guard Jakobe Shannon slashed his way to 13 points for the Saints.

Jerel Peoples led the Panthers (0-9) in scoring with 18 points, and the next highest scorer was Marcus Ishman with seven.

Southside never led in the game, and Selma began pulling away from a close contest as the first quarter closed. The Saints went on a 13-0 run that ran from the 2:21 mark of the first to the 5:45 mark of the second. They led 22-8 at that point.

Southside has normally had its best offensive showings while behind in the fourth quarter, but that wasn’t so Saturday.

Selma wiped faint hopes of a comeback by going on an 8-0 run to pull ahead 60-35 with 1:18 left to play.