Selma girls dominate Chilton County

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Selma High (11-2) made quick work of a Chilton County team that simply couldn’t keep up in a 55-16 win on Tuesday night.

“It’s our first area win,” said Selma coach Anthony Harris. “You always appreciate that one.”

From the game’s inception, it was clear that the Tigers (0-2) would have trouble with Selma, and the Saints took advantage. The Saints used a 27-2 run to extend an early 12-6 lead to 39-8 at the half. The Selma press forced several Chilton County turnovers and led to easy transition buckets for the Saints.

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“We went off into a 1-3-1 press,” said Harris. “We got easy baskets. It was several steals and layup city.”

The Tigers’ few shooting opportunities didn’t pan out, either, as the ball simply did not drop. Chilton County went more than 13 minutes without a point — including the entire second quarter — before Paris Benson ended the drought with a layup halfway through the third quarter.

“We’ve got a lot of improving to do,” said Chilton County coach Misty Jones. “The press and their speed really gave us a problems.”

The majority of the Saints’ first-half run came after Keisha Moore went down with a wrist injury. Harris said she will be on the floor for Friday’s game against Demopolis, but was held out following the second quarter when the game’s outcome was no longer in doubt.

Ashley Grimes led Selma with 13 points and five rebounds. Kameisha Strong finished with 12 points, and Breanna Smith wound up with eight points.

Vernice Trimple led the Tigers with eight points.