Tigers topple Selma in key area win

Demopolis (8-8, 1-1) led from the outset and survived a string of Selma runs on the way to a 67-55 home win Tuesday night.

“The gam plan we went with, we wanted to deny (Keshawn Ford), their point guard. We thought he made them go,” Demopolis head coach Rodney Jackson said. “We wanted to contest (DeMario Gunn) and we wanted to block out (Jesse Boggs). We thought those were three real good ball players.”

The Tigers carried  27-20 lead into half and stretched its advantage to 34-22 early in the third quarter before the Saints cut the deficit to only four by the end of the frame.

Demopolis finished strong, hanging 25 points on the board in the fourth quarter despite utilizing a ball control offense to milk the clock for long intervals in the game’s final period.

“That’s a huge win. It puts has at 1-1 in the area and we’re still in the hunt,” Jackson said. “I told my guys we had to have it.”

Roderick Davis led all scorers with 19 points in the game. Tommy Wilson added 12 points and six assists while Kiante Jeffries had 12 points and  six rebounds.

“Those three, they’ve got to make us go,” Jackson said of his backcourt trio. “My two posts played big.”

Cortez Lewis had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers while Demetrius Kemp had 10 points, seven rebounds and three steals.

Ford led Selma with 16 points while Da’Von Greathouse had 12.

Demopolis is scheduled to play again Friday when it travels to Greenville for a key area matchup.