Tuesday, January 19th – The 60-26 thrashing that Quitman gave Dodson was not surprising in any way. When a team that has one of the best scoring average in the state and is a top ten team in Class B, that boasts many of the best teams in the state regardless of classification, plays a team that hasn’t won a game in ten attempts this year plays, this is the kind of outcome that is expected.
What it does prove though is that something special can happen at any time. The contest earned a unique significance when Quitman became one of the many teams that equaled a national record that can never be broken by not allowing a point scored in the first quarter. The victory improved the Lady Wolverines to 15-2, while Dodson fell to 0-10 on the year.
This one was over early as the Lady Wolverines made 6 trey’s in the first half and went into the break with a 33-7 advantage. Final stats prove the dominance as Quitman took 67 shots in the contest compared to allowing just 44 from Dodson and held the Lady Panthers to just a 22.7% field goal percentage.
Three of the trey’s accounted for Clara Womack’s 9 points. Two more were from Bethany Leach, who finished with a team high 14 points. Also contributing was Maddie Vail with 8, Averie Williams and Cali Deal six each and Brayli Stewart, who scored five, including a trey. Maddie Kay Brymer and Ansley Folks scored four and both A.J. Gray and Aryana Stuckey chipped in with a basket each. Dodson was led by Weary’s 9 points and 8 from Beaubouef.
QHS scoring: Leach 14, Womack 9, Vail 8, Deal 6, Williams 6, Stewart 5, Folks 4, Brymer 4, Stuckey 2, Gray 2
DHS scoring: Weary 9, Beaubouef 8, Womack 3, Graham 3, Gresham 2
Quitman sets new season best in victory over Saline
Thursday, January 20 – Quitman scored almost as many points in the first quarter as Saline did all game in the 48-19 rout that saw the Lady Wolverines set a new season best for points allowed. The previous best was 25 given up to Epps the first game of the year.
The starters got only limited minutes in the second half after Bethany Leach and Clara Womack scored 22 of their combined 31 total points in the two quarters to pace Quitman to a commanding 33-8 advantage at the break. Georgia Robinson and Alana Gray led Saline, who fell to 0-9 on the season, with seven each.
Homecoming celebrated with easy win over Georgetown
Friday – January 22: It was a special night that those who were honored at the Homecoming celebration at Quitman High will never forget. It also proved that when you combine beauty with good basketball it makes for a great time had by all.
After the beautiful young ladies that made up the Homecoming Court were recognized the Lady Wolverines took to the court and beautifully worked their game plan for an easy 57-31 victory over Georgetown. The ninth straight win that ran the record to 17-2 continued one of best starts to a season in school history and kept the Lady Wolverines unbeaten in 2021. Georgetown lost their third straight and fell to 5-5 on the year.
Once again, Quitman bombed their opponent away early by dropping six trey’s on the District 4C foe to race away with a 33-11 halftime advantage. Once again it was the Lady Wolverines “terrific trio” that led the way in Clara Womack with three trey’s and 16 of her 17 total points in the first half, Brayli Stewart who scored 13, including eight in the 3rd quarter and Bethany Leach whose pair of first half trey’s helped her to ten on the night.
QHS scoring: Leach 16, Womack 15, Vail 5, Deal 4, Stewart 3, Grillette 2, Carter 2, Jones 1
SHS scoring: Robinson 7, Alana Gray 7, Macyanski 5
QHS scoring: Womack 17, Stewart 13, Leach 10, Deal 5, Brymer 4, Folks 2, Williams 2, Gray 2, Vail 1
GHS scoring: Griffith 12, Nugent 6, Cockerham 6, Maxwell 5, Hoadley 2
Peterson fuels fourth quarter rally for Weston
Friday, January 22 – After three quarters Briley Peterson had just two points and Weston trailed by four. In the fourth Peterson exploded for nine points and Weston won the game 56-51. One could say there was a correlation there. It could also be said that five each by team leading scorers Emma Kate McBride and Lakkeria Austin played a big role as well.
Actually McBride was a beast all game on the strength of four trey’s as she paced the Lady Wolves in scoring in each of the first three quarters with six, six and seven points on her way to a team high 23. Austin added 14, Lexi Barmore and Mallory Tolar chipped in with 3 each and Mary Catherine Hay added two second half free throws to round out the scoring. The victory was the fifth in the last six games for the Lady Wolves who improved to 13-9 on the year. Forest dropped to 7-7 on the season with their fourth straight loss and second in seven days to Weston.
WHS scoring: McBride 23, Austin 14, Peterson 11, Tolar 3, Barmore 3, Hay 2
FHS scoring: Crater 23, Mulkey 10, Peacock 8, Ross 5, Grimes 3, Sumrall 2
Weston slips past Ringgold 51-44
Thursday, January 21 – Mary Catherine Hay scored 14, Emma Kate McBride 13 and Briley Peterson added ten as Weston made a 41-26 third quarter lead stand up for the seven point victory over Class 1A Ringgold. The victory was the third in four games for the Lady Wolves in one of their final tune-ups before district 2B play begins. Ringgold lost for the seventh straight time to fall to 3-12 on the year.
After Emma Kate McBride scored eight of her 13 points in the first the Lady Wolves went into the half with a 23-17 advantage after Mary Catherine Hay scored six of her 14 points and Weston made eight of ten free throws. Six of Briley Peterson’s ten points helped Weston outscore Ringgold 18-10 in the third that put the game out of reach.
WHS scoring: Hay 14, McBride 13, Peterson 10, Austin 6, Tolar 4, Ledford 3, Trosclair 1
RHS scoring: Jones 19, Cox 15, Brown 7, Adams 3
Missed free throws costly for Weston against Castor
Tuesday, January 19th – Sometimes free throws aren’t so free. They can actually be down right costly. One has to look no further for the culprit in the Lady Wolves 60-57 loss to Castor this past Tuesday week (January 19th) than their poor performance at the free throw line where Weston made only 25% of their 30 charity shots in the contest including a paltry 4 of 19 in the second half.
The misfires ended Weston’s season best, three game winning streak and dropped their record to 10-9 on the year. Castor has now beaten the Lady Wolves twice this season and moved above .500 for the first time all season with a 7-6 record, after dropping their first four to open the season.
Briley Peterson’s 17 points led a balanced Weston attack that saw six players score seven points or better. Lakerria Austin added 10, Mary Catherine Hay made nine and Emma Kate McBride, Mallory Tolar and Lexi Barmore all scored seven. Smith led Castor with a game high 18 followed by Caldwell with twelve.
Weston scoring: Peterson 17, Austin 10, Hay 9, Tolar 7, McBride 7, Barmore 7
Castor scoring: Smith 18, Caldwell 12, Rogers 9, Collinsworth 8, Vise 8, Guice 5
Lady Tigers snap losing streak with 56-40 win over Summerfield
Friday, January 22 – Jonesboro-Hodge got back on track just in time for district 1-2A play by snapping their season long four game losing streak with their first win of 2021. With the victory JHHS improved to 7-5 on the year while Summerfield fell to 7-14.
Xabrianna Jackson totaled 28 points to lead JHHS with Chamya Waters adding 16 as the Lady Tigers ended a season long four game slide in the final tune up before district 1-2A play begins. Zymea Hoggro scored 6 while Yahzmynne Andrews, Sydney Malone and Jessica Bradford added two points each.
Thursday, January 20 – Gibsland-Coleman (12-2) protected their #2 ranking in Class C by defeating JHHS 62-43 and remained perfect for 2021 with their sixth straight win. The loss continued a season worst four game slide that has come against some of the top teams in North Louisiana and dropped the Lady Tigers to 6-5 on the year.
After three quarters the Lady Tigers were trailing by just three points but G-C ran away with the victory by outscoring J-H 24-8 in the final frame. Xabrianna Jackson led the Lady Tigers scoring parade with 17 followed by 11 from Zymea Hoggro and 10 from Chamya Waters. Yahzmynne Andrews added three and Jessica Bradford two to round out the J-H scoring. Williams had 30 for Gibsland-Coleman.
In other area girls action on Tuesday, January 19th: Cedar Creek moved to 4-1 in district 1-1A play with a 72-37 downing of Delta Charter, Choudrant fell to D’Arbonne Woods 51-45, Ruston beat West Monroe 44-33 and Winnfield fell to Red River 59-49 in district 3-2A play. West Ouachita also lost to West Monroe on Monday, January 18th. Thursday, January 21 – Cedar Creek won their second in three days by beating Simsboro 38-24. Friday, January 22nd – Ruston beat West Ouachita 45-43, Lakeview beat Winnfield 46-37 and Union upended Choudrant 68-48.
JHHS scoring: Jackson 28, Waters 16, Hoggro 6, Andrews 2, Malone 2, Bradford 2
SHS scoring: Tate 23, Combs 9, Martin 6, McDaniels 2
JHHS scoring: Jackson 17, Hoggro 11, Waters 10, Andrews 3, Bradford 2
GCHS scoring: Williams 30, Jackson 12, Stevens 7, Hardy 6, Sampson 6, Durham 2, Nunnally 2, Hauley 2