Shooting woes befall Demopolis in season-opening loss

Datrion Fultz looks to the basket on a drive against Selma. Fultz had 12 points, eight rebounds and five steals Thursday.

Datrion Fultz looks to the basket on a drive against Selma. Fultz had 12 points, eight rebounds and five steals Thursday.

Davontae May goes for a steal against Selma.

Davontae May goes for a steal against Selma.

Poor shooting plagued Demopolis as it opened its season with a 68-43 loss to Selma Thursday night.

“I think that just goes back to being four first game and I believe this is Selma’s first game,” Demopolis coach Rodney Jackson said after the game.

The Tigers also struggled mightily in terms of free throw disparity as the Saints poured in 21 points from the charity stripe while Demopolis had only eight on the night.

Demopolis trailed just 15-10 after one quarter of play but saw an 18-7 Selma run in the second quarter put the Saints firmly out in front.

Juwan Watters led the Saints with 17 points. Michael Griffin added 13 points and six rebounds. Greg Kelly finished with eight points and six boards while Aderick Moore had six points to go along with a team high eight rebounds.

Datrion Fultz led Demopolis with 12 points and eight rebounds to go with five steals. Anthony McIntosh added 12 points. Josh Moore had seven points and seven rebounds. Dalvin Long posted a well-rounded statistical line with four points, four rebounds and four assists.

“We’ve got to go back to the drawing board and continue to work and execute better,” Jackson said.

Demopolis (0-1) is set to play again Monday at 6 p.m. against Talladega County Central in the Cornerstone Thanksgiving Classic.