Lady Tigers struggle losing to the Lady Saints

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 4, 2008

SELMA &8212; The easiest points were the hardest to get for the Demopolis girls.

The Tigers were within striking distance of Selma all night, but their offense in the paint stalled, and they shot just 19 percent from the free throw line.

The Saints (26-1), as they often do, took advantage and rolled to a 47-28 win.

Jasmine Hardy was held to seven points and tied with Valissa Sams for the team lead in scoring.

Lateasha Witherspoon and Richelle Jones both scored 10 to top Selma. Kamesha Strong added nine.

Three times in the third quarter Demopolis (19-3) scored baskets that got them within 10 points, but they came no closer.

Keisha Moore hit a pair of free throws to give Selma its first 20-point lead, 38-18, with 5:40 left in the game.

Despite the big victory, Harris said his team wasn&8217;t quite as sharp as it normally is. The Saints came into the game ranked No. 5 in 6A and are now on a 25-game winning streak.