Jones leads Saints past TigersPublished 2:04pm Friday, December 20, 2013
By Daniel Evans
The Selma Times-Journal
Behind a big night from Kahmaul Jones, the Selma Saints (6-5) held off the Greenville Tigers (4-1) 51-47 Tuesday night to pick up their first region win of the season.
Jones scored 18 points, including two three-pointers in the fourth quarter that swung the momentum of the game and gave Selma the lead for good.
“Big, real big [shots],” Selma head coach Woodie Jackson said of Jones’ three-pointers that helped lead the Saints to victory. “Kahmaul played a good game tonight and not only tonight, he also played real good at Sumter Friday we just came up short.”
Greenville led 31-30 after three quarters in a game that was that tight the entire way. The Tigers had a 35-34 lead with 7:11 left in the fourth quarter when Jones hit his first three-pointer, making the score 37-35 Saints. After Greenville tied the game, Jones hit another three to give Selma a 40-37 lead.
“Selma has a very good team,” Greenville head coach Richard Kelly said. “They shot the ball phenomenal from the outside and we didn’t. That’s one thing we hang our hat on, shooting the ball, and they didn’t fall tonight.”
Jones also added seven rebounds and three steals. Juwan Watters also scored 13 points for the Saints. Javarrius Chestham and Tramone Jones scored 10 points to lead Greenville in scoring.
Lady Saints rout Lady Tigers
Behind a fantastic night from Jamya Smith, Selma’s Lady Saints (10-3) dominated Greenville (2-2) 51-27 Tuesday night.
Smith hit five three-pointers in the first half and scored 17 points in all as Selma picked up its second consecutive region win.
“They looked like a ball team tonight,” Selma head coach Anthony Harris said. “They were rotating the ball quick and getting good open shots.”
The Saints took control early, leading 18-5 after the first quarter and 31-10 at halftime.