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Demopolis boys down Selma for second time

Published 11:46am Wednesday, January 23, 2013

On Tuesday night, the Demopolis basketball teams went on the road to Selma to take on the Saints.

The boys team got their second win over Selma this season by defeating the Saints 49-39, which improves their overall record to 10-11, and 2-3 in the area.

Head coach Rodney Jackson said he felt that everything came together for his team during the game.

“There really wasn’t too much on-the-court coaching in that game,” he said. “Everything I’ve been telling them all year came together. Every time Selma did something, we responded the way I’ve taught all year. It was an overall good win.”

Roderick Davis and Cortez Lewis led the way for the Tigers with 13 points each, Tyler Perkins had 12 points and Tommy Wilson had 7 points in the win.

“I am very proud of the way we played for four full quarters,” he said. “They were coming off of a big win, but we played excellent defense and all the kids contributed.”

In the girls game, the Lady Tigers could not build on their success from defeating the No. 7 Central Tuscaloosa Falcons on Saturday, and fell to the Saints 47-28.

Head coach Tony Pittman said his team is struggling with consistency right now.

“We didn’t execute in the game, and we are playing very inconsistently,” he said.

The loss moves the Lady Tigers to 12-6 on the season and 1-4 in area play.

Demopolis goes down the road to John Essex on Thursday to take on the Hornets and will host area foe Greenville on Friday.

There are also no undefeated basketball teams remaining in Marengo County.

The Marengo Academy girls lost their first game of the season Monday at home against Pickens Academy 45-40. The loss moves their overall record to 20-1 with just two regular season games left before the region tournament begins on Thursday, Jan. 31.

On Saturday, Demopolis traveled to Tuscaloosa to take on Central High School. The Central boys and girls team are both ranked at No. 7 in the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A top-10 poll.

The Lady Tigers came away with a big win over the Falcons, 40-38. After a recent slump, Demopolis needed a win like this to build confidence heading into the area tournament.

Pittman said his team’s attitude was the difference in the game.

“We came in with a better attitude than we have recently,” he said. “We have a mindset of getting better, and I hope that continues against Selma.”

The Tigers fell to the Falcons 63-45, moving their overall record to 9-11 with six regular season games remaining.

Jackson said Central has a very good team, and his team was outplayed.

“Central has a real good team,” he said. “My guys really didn’t play too well. It was tough. We played hard in spots and shot well in spots, but they were the better team. They outscored us by 10 in the third quarter and that killed us.”

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