Turnovers mar home opener for Lady Tigers

DeeDee White goes up for a shot against Selma. White had a game high 18 points.

DeeDee White goes up for a shot against Selma. White had a game high 18 points.

Ivery Moore drives to the basket against Selma.

Ivery Moore drives to the basket against Selma.

Demopolis struggled from the free throw line and proved reckless with the ball in its home opener Thursday, losing to Selma 50-43.

“We had 19 turnovers that contributed a lot to what Selma was able to do,” Ronnie Abrams said. “We had a lead of four in the third and right after that, we turned the ball over four or five times in a row.”

The Lady Tigers turned a 25-15 halftime deficit into a 30-30 tie by the end of the third quarter but proved unable to finish the job in the fourth.

“We missed nine free throws and the point differential was seven,” Abrams said. “You add that up and that’s a win any day.”

The Lady Tigers finished 10-of-19 from the charity stripe on the night and only hit one shot from outside.

Selma’s Jamya Smith hit four times that many as part of her 14-point output. Areyanna Williams added 14 points and six rebounds for Selma. Kynadra Lewis finished with eight points, four steals and three assists.

DeeDee White had a game high 18 points for Demopolis to go along with four assists, two steals and two rebounds. Caleb Washington finished with 14 points and three rebounds for the Lady Tigers.

Demopolis head coach Tony Pittman missed the game due to illness. The Lady Tigers (1-2) are set to return to action Dec. 2 when they host Choctaw County.