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Lady Saints pull away from Demopolis

SELMA – Selma High School’s girls basketball was team was in control from the opening tip and rolled to a 49-31 win Tuesday night over Demopolis.

Keisha Moore posted 29 points and Jamaneshia Caver recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Saints (17-5, 4-0).

“We’ve been where we play a game and then we’re off a week, then play another game,” Saints coach Anthony Harris said. “Turnovers are killing us right now. We run good in transition, but our post people have got to go a good job.”

The Saints were missing Mildrea Harris who was out with a virus.

Selma’s only deficit of the game a 2-0 start by Demopolis, but things didn’t start to really click until a 4-point play by Moore sparked a 10-0 run run to increase the Saints’ lead to 14.

“Keisha Moore can do anything she wants to do,” Harris said. “We’re going to score points, we just need to play defense. We settled down in the third quarter and started to put it away.”

A 12-3 run spanning the final two quarters put the game out of reach, and a few free throws down the stretch put the Saints up by 20.

Demopolis hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cut the deficit back to under 20.

“We’ve just got to get back to working hard every day,” Harris said. “I chew them out, but I appreciate what they do night in and night out.”