Lady Saints clinch area with late rally
A late steal and layup by Ayana Moore led Selma’s Lady Saints past Demopolis 40-39 Friday in a back and forth game.
The Tigers led after Sylvia Clayton made a three pointer to give Demopolis a 39-38 lead, but Moore answered with a steal for an easy layup with under 20 seconds to play to put the Saints in front for good.
“That was a big win for us,” Selma head coach Anthony Harris said. “It clinched the area title for us. I knew it was going to be a fight, and both teams played hard tonight. We’ve got to go back and look at some things we can correct. We have to rebound better. Our inside game wasn’t there tonight.”
Jamya Smith hit a late three-pointer for the Saints and Moore’s steal and layup gave Selma the regular season area championship.
Areyanna Williams had 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals for the Lady Saints. Smith led the way for Selma with 12 points.
Selma 52, Demopolis 47 (Boys)
Selma’s boys’ varsity rallied for a 52-47 win over Demopolis Friday thanks to an incredible 20-7 run in the fourth quarter.
Demopolis had their biggest quarter in the third when they scored 17 points to stretch the lead to eight by the end of the quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Selma started making baskets, and Demopolis made some mistakes that helped the Saints back into the game. Selma kept chipping away at the deficit before taking the lead for good with 45 seconds to play on a free throw by Kahmaul Jones.