Selma blows out Tigers

Published 10:55 pm Friday, December 5, 2008

The Selma Saints (6-5) had their way with the Demopolis Tigers (2-2) on their own hardwood to gain a 67-42 win.

Wendell Lewis hit 9-of-11 shot attempts to grab scoring honors with 18 points. He also pulled down 10 rebounds.

“We played a little more aggressively then we’ve been playing,” said Selma coach Woodie Jackson. “We’ve been trying to work our defense. We showed a little improvement, but we still have a long ways to go.”

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The Saint offense was solid throughout the game, and its defense was also affective and kept the Demopolis offense on the perimeter.

Selma jumped out early as they pushed its way to a double-digit lead on a Lewis jump hook late in the first quarter; then stretched it to a 30-15 advantage after two quarters of play. They held the Tigers to just five points in the second quarter.

The Tigers never got anything going offensively as they fell behind by 21 in the third quarter.

The Saints went on to outscore Demopolis 24-17 in the final quarter.

“Selma has a good basketball team, but we didn’t play our brand of basketball,” said Demopolis coach Jesse Bell. “Our plan was to slow the ball down and spread the floor. Our kids didn’t buy into it.”

The Tigers have just four games under their belt this season. Football players joined the team just two weeks ago.

DeAngelo Norris added nine points for the Saints, and teammate Justin Ravizee chipped in eight.

Anthony Hardy and Jonathan Marshall netted 12 and eight points, respectively, for Demopolis.