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Girls basketball in Dallas County to go through transitional stage

Girls basketball in Dallas County will go through a transitional period this season.

Selma High, Southside and Morgan Academy all lost All-Star performers from last year.

Selma High must replace  guard Rodericka Parker, The Selma Times-Journal two-time basketball player of the year.

All-County selections Aereonna Manuel, Alexias Walker and Sarryah Pope will be counted on to play a big role for the Lady Saints, who plays in a tough area that includes Central-Tuscaloosa.

“My expectations for the season is to play hard, compete and try to get some wins,” said Selma High coach Wil Morgan, The Selma Times-Journal girls coach of the year. “We lost a lot of seniors. We will be young and inexperienced.”

Southside lost All-Star Kylan Brown, but All-County performers Jakeria Robinson and Shamya Allison are back for the Lady Panthers.

“We have a young team with only one senior, I do not forsee expectations being very high,” Lady Panthers coach Rand Smith said. “However inside our locker room, we have high expectations of taking the next step in improving our basketball program.”

Dallas County will be led by All County performer Kimmesha McGhee, one of the county’s top athletes.

Keith High will be led by All County performer Jakayla Moore, an eighth-grader.

Morgan Academy has a new coach in Danny Raines, who’s also the Athletic Director and football coach. All County performer Bailey Brown is back for the Lady Senators.

Headmaster and football coach Bob Taylor will coach Meadowview Christian School’s girls basketball team.

All County picks Grace Redd and Reagan Burton return for the Lady Trojans.