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Selma High, Keith survive opening round of Dallas County Schools Tournament

Jarvis Moss scored 22 points as Selma High defeated Dallas County 60-49 in the opening round of the Dallas County Schools Tournament on Friday at Wallace Community College-Selma.

Marqwavis Davis added 13 points as the Saints improved to 10-6.

“It was a hard-fought county win,” Saints coach Ronald Lane said. “Dallas County coach Cliff Nix did a great job and his team played hard. As always, we could’ve played better.”

Dallas County was led by Kendall Thomas’ 18 points, while Al’taviion Rucker added 11.

Selma High will play Keith in the tournament finals on Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. The Hornets will face Southside in the consolation game at 5:30 p.m.

Keith 70, Southside 61: Victor Milhouse Jr. scored 23 points, including seven three-pointers as the Bears pulled away in the second half.

Milhouse, a sophomore, scored 12 points on four three-point shots in the third quarter, which Keith led 49-45.

“Southside left me wide open and I had no choice but to hit those shots,” Milhouse said.

Southside led 20-14 after one quarter and the game was tied 30-30 at halftime. But the Bears pulled away, thanks to Millhouse’s red-shot shooting off the bench.

Arayvion Jones led Keith with 25 points, Kendarius Perry added 15.

Selma girls 65, Dallas County 18: Rodericka Parker led the Lady Saints (10-6) with 18 points. Aaliyah Hatcher added 11 points and Tashari Grimes scored 10 as Selma won its ninth straight contest.

The Lady Saints will meet Southside in the tournament finals at 7 p.m. Dallas County will face Keith in the consolation game at 4 p.m.

“Our goal was to reach the finals,” Selma coach Anthony Harris said.

Southside girls 37, Keith 32: Christina Watts scored 17 points to lead the Lady Panthers. Kylie Brown added 10 points and 15 rebounds.

Keith nearly overcame a 13-point lead and had a chance to tie and force overtime in the final seconds, but two turnovers ended the Bears’ opportunity.

Erica Smiley led the Lady Bears with 15 points.