Lewis leads Selma girls past Keith

Published 11:09 pm Friday, December 2, 2016

Over the last three years, the battles between the Selma and Keith girls were often better and more meaningful than the games between the boys’ teams.

This year is a different story with Selma returning just about everyone, and Keith reloading.

The Saints (5-1) blew out the Bears (2-5) 54-23 Friday, their second win over Keith in just under a month. Kynadra Lewis led all scorers with 18 points and 16 of those came between the second and third quarters.

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“She’s the catalyst of the team to me when it comes to operating both ends,” said Selma head coach Anthony Harris of Lewis. “You can put her down in the paint, she will play wherever you want her to. There’s not a day she doesn’t come in here and give me 110 percent. That’s day in and day out.”

Like the first game between the teams, many of Selma’s points came off of Keith turnovers.

Jamya Smith knocked down two first quarter 3-pointers and Jacquetta Dailey chipped in seven first half points as the Saints got out to a 34-13 advantage at halftime.

Turnovers continue to play the Bears, who were playing their second game in as many nights. Selma had not played in six days after having its game with Demopolis cancelled Tuesday due to inclement weather.

Shatavia Moore made four of Keith’s five field goals in the game and scored 15 of the Bears’ 23 points. Ambreya Snow scored six and Okeemia Lewis knocked in a fourth quarter free throw.

Keith will play at R.C. Hatch Tuesday, while Selma will host Robert E. Lee Tuesday.