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Lady Saints trounce Demopolis for area win

The Saints Lady Saints (14-4) continued their hot start to the season Tuesday night by dominating Demopolis 50-29.

The Saints started the game on 14-0 run and never let up, despite the Tigers attempting to inch their way into the game in the third quarter.

“I told them any time you have a good first half you don’t let up,” Selma head coach Anthony Harris said. “You see that all across the board from high school, college to professional ball. You’ve got to keep the other team on their heels because sooner or later they are going to hit some baskets.”

Selma’s 26-10 halftime lead was down to only 32-20 with 2:43 remaining in the third quarter, but the Saints locked down defensively to stop the Tigers’ run.

Demopolis scored only nine points in the last ten minutes of the game.

Selma dominated early in the game. The Saints led 16-5 after the first quarter and then stretched their advantage to 26-10 at halftime.

Even after Demopolis started the second half on fire — scoring ten points in six minutes after totaling only ten in the game’s first sixteen minutes — Selma kept its advantage at 36-22 after three quarters.

Jacquetta Dailey and Areyanna Williams led the Saints with 12 points. Williams also added 10 rebounds.

Ayana Moore scored eight points and added five rebounds and four assists for Selma. Brenna Porter scored six points and added five rebounds for the Saints.

Erica Bennett led Demopolis with 11 points and Darnesha Harris added five points.