Saints take Keith Christmas Tournament

Published 11:30 pm Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Selma earned the Keith Christmas Tournament championship on Wednesday with a 52-40 over Saint Jude on Wednesday.

The No. 3 Saints struggled early, trailing the Pirates 10-9 after a quarter, then 18-14 in the second quarter. But that’s when Ashley Grimes heated up, knocking down two crucial 3-pointers to put Selma ahead 20-18. The Saints (18-3) wouldn’t trail the rest of the way.

“It was a tough ballgame,” said Selma coach Anthony Harris. “We put it together down the stretch.”

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Keisha Moore led all scorers with 18 points. Kamesha Strong added 16 points and Grimes finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Shandray Davis led St. Jude (10-4) with 15 points.