Selma boys overpower Panthers

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 25, 2008

The Selma Times-Journal

Southside had its chances to get back at Selma in the second quarter.

Instead, the Saints snuffed out the rally won the second game of the annual rivalry series.

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Selma center Wendell Lewis scored 19 points to lead all players, and the Saints won 71-51.

It was apparent the game was decided when point guard Jakobe Shannon flipped a ball behind his back to Lewis on a fast break in the fourth quarter. The big man threw down a one-handed jam that took the little remaining air out of Southside’s gym.

It wasn’t Selma’s game to lose the entire way, however.

Southside’s Josh Bowen hit a 3-pointer that erased Selma’s double-digit lead and made the score 28-20 with 2:09 to play in the second.

Minutes later, Marcus Ishman decreased the deficit even more with a layup that put the game at 30-24.

But the game went in the opposite direction in the second half. Selma outscored Southside 15-3 over the first seven minutes and led 47-27. Selma left the third quarter with a 50-32 lead.

Courtney Carr added 15 points for Selma, and Justin Ravizee scored eight.

Marcus Cleveland led Southside with 11 points, and Ishman scored 10. Demarious Pratt and Jerel Peoples both scored eight points.