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WCCS men’s basketball team off to historic start

The Wallace Community College-Selma basketball team is off to one of the best starts in school history.

The Patriots (23-3, 8-1) sit atop the South Division and received votes in the NJCAA Division I Top 25 rankings last week.

Travarus Carroll leads WCCS in scoring, averaging 16.2 points a game, third among Alabama Community College Conference scorers.  Rodney Battle average 15 points.

WCCS coach Duane Evans praised the Patriots’ fast start, but knows there’s a long way to go. “We’re excited about the attention for the school, but at the same time we’re trying to stay focused and  find ways to get better,” Evans said. “We’ve got a great group of players and great coaching staff that works hard everyday.”

Marlon Sharp, Corey Thomas, Michael Kirkland, Jones, Carroll and Battle are the WCCS sophomores. Selma’s Tyshawn Garner, Rodney Battle, Jaelon Agee, Rakiem Gary, Jabez Sims, Jashavious Perdue, Ahmad Green, Keshon Lockhart, Jamar Jackson and Keaun Samuels are the freshmen.

Willie Maxey and Montego Hoskin are the assistant coaches.

Lady Patriots: Injuies and inexperience are the reason for the Lady Patriots (9-12, 5-4)  currently sitting third place. “We’ve been injury prone and we’ve only been playing eight players,” Lady Patriots coach Herman Turner said.  “The girls practice hard and play hard, but there’s only so much you can do.”