Lady Tigers equal prep national records in regular season final

The Jonesboro-Hodge Lady Tigers closed out the regular season by tying five school, state and national records in their 48-0 victory over North Caddo this past Wednesday evening. With their fifth straight victory the Lady Tigers improved to 12-5 overall and  3-0 in district 1-2A play that secured a 2nd straight championship in as may years under the tutelage of head coach Britani Fields. North Caddo dropped their seventh straight to fall to 1-7 overall and 0-3 in district play. 

Zip, zilch, nada, nothing – However you want to describe it incredibly North Caddo was held without a single point which left those in attendance shaking their heads in stunned disbelief. The result forever etches the 2020-21 edition of Lady Tigers name five times in the school, state and national record books (0 points allowed for each quarter and the game) with a mark that can only be tied but never be broken. The contest was so apparently one-sided after a 1 1/2 quarters, that saw North Caddo have extreme trouble even advancing the ball up the court, that a running clock was used  the remainder of the way. Thank goodness or there is no telling how bad the carnage would have gotten.

Yahzmynne Andrews led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 17 points followed closely by Xabrianna Jackson who had 15. Both, along with the remaining starters, had taken a seat on the bench early in the third quarter. Chamya Waters chipped in with nine and Zymea Hoggro added four. Jessica Bradford and Sydney Malone had a basket each.

JHHS (12-5, 3-0)18188 448
North Caddo (1-7, 0-3)00000

JHHS scoring: Andrews 17, Jackson 15, Waters 9, Z. Hoggro 4, Malone 2, Bradford 2
NCHS scoring: none

Final District 1-2A girls standings

TEAMDistrict RecordOverall Record
D’Arbonne Woods2-27-12
Lakeside 0-01-6
North Caddo0-31-7

Tiger boys split with North Caddo

Jonesboro-Hodge secured a firm grip on the district 1-2A championship race with a 56-42 victory over visiting North Caddo this past Wednesday only to see it slip through their fingers two days later when the homestanding Rebels turned the tables by a 60-48 margin. The loss was a bitter pill to swallow as it dropped J-H into a tie in the loss column with North Caddo and put in jeopardy the possibility of the Tigers securing their 4th straight district title. Jonesboro-Hodge fell to 8-5 overall and 2-1 in district 1-2A play while North Caddo improved to 10-15 overall and 3-1 in district play. The disparity in games is because the Tigers still have three district contests still remaining on their schedule but as of Saturday, February 13th it was unclear whether any of the contests, which were postponed a couple of weeks ago, would be made up.

District 1-2A boys standings

TEAMDistrict recordOverall record
North Caddo 3-110-15
Jonesboro-Hodge 2-18-5
D’Arbonne Woods 1-34-14

Quitman girls complete most successful regular season in school history

Quitman beat Simsboro 46-36 this past Friday night to finalize their perfect 6-0 run through district 2B opponents and conclude a “season for the ages” that saw the Lady Wolverines end with a 23-2 overall record, that is believed to be the best regular season mark in school history. The victory was the 15th in a row and secured Quitman’s #4 ranking entering into the playoffs that are slated to begin on Thursday. Brackets will be posted on Monday. 

Despite not really having anything to play for Simsboro, who ended the year with an 8-10 overall record and 2-4 district mark after losing their last four, didn’t allow Quitman to cap the year in style without a fight. The homestanding Lady Tigers opened the contest by taking a five point first quarter lead and had a 32-27 advantage at the end of the third quarter causing a few anxious moments but there was no way that Quitman was going to allow their special season end on a sour note.

The play of the Lady Wolverines in the fourth quarter, that saw Quitman outscore Simsboro 19-4 to go from being down by five to the ten point winning margin, was a perfect example of what has propelled Quitman to such great heights. All season the Lady Wolverines had embraced head coach Kyle Leach’s philosophy of needing a complete team effort in order to be successful and they executed the plan to perfection in the fourth quarter as all five starters contributed points, led by six points from Bethany Leach who paced Quitman in scoring with 15 points. Brayli Stewart added five of her 11 points on the night, while Cara Womack and Cali Deal, who finished with 9 and 5 respectively added three each. Emma Carter also got into the act with two of the six points she ended with. Ivory Brown led Simsboro with 17. 

Quitman (23-2, 6-0)4121119 46
Simsboro (8-10, 2-4)9149436

QHS scoring: Leach 15, Stewart 11, Womack 9, Carter 6, Deal 5
SHS scoring; Brown 17, Hester 11,  Mitchell 4, Abney 2, Jones 2

Choudrant 59 Weston 50: A season best 25 points from Kylee Portilloz and Choudrant’s 15-8 first quarter advantage was too much for Weston to overcome in the season final that saw Choudrant take a 59-50 victory. With the loss the Lady Wolves ended district 2B play with a 1-5 record and enter the playoffs with a 13-14 overall record. Choudrant finished 3-3 in district and closed the season at 16-11.

It was the 15-8 first quarter Choudrant advantage that ended up spelling doom for Weston. While the season record wasn’t what head coach Stacy Tucker and his girls hoped for the play of a couple of underclassmen in the contest proved that the future looks bright. Eighth grader, Briley Peterson led Weston in scoring with 18 points, all but one of those over the final three quarters that saw the Lady Wolves play Choudrant to a virtual standstill. Sophomore Emma Kate McBride also came up big with 14 that included three trey’s.  Senior Mallory Tolar closed out her final regular season with five. 

Weston (13-14, 1-5)815111650
Choudrant (16-11, 3-3)1516111659

WHS scoring: Peterson 18, McBride 14, Tolar 5, Bond 4, Barmore 3, Austin 2, Hay 2, Trosclair 2
CHS scoring: Portilloz 25, Thomas 15, Wiley 11, Johnson 5, Duke 3,

Final District 2B girls standings 


Quitman and Weston boys end district play on sour notes  

Quitman and Weston gave up 96 and 94 points respectively to lose by wide margins in their last district game of the season. Choudrant scored their most points of the year in the 94-49 victory that lifted the Aggies to a 13-11 overall mark and a 3-3 district  and dropped Weston, who has now lost six in a row, to 9-19 overall and 0-6 in 2B play. For Quitman it was even worse as Simsboro scored over 90 points for the 10th time this year in the 96-26 thrashing that extended the Tigers winning streak in district play to 54 straight and improved their district record to 6-0 and 21-2 on the year. Quitman fell to 16-6  overall and 3-3 in 2B play after losing their third of the last four games. 

Simsboro 96 Quitman 26: It was one of those nights where nothing went right from the get-go as the Wolverines lost by easily their largest margin of the year. If it was a boxing match it would have been called after the first quarter that saw Simsboro jump out to a commanding 31-8 lead. It got worse from there, as the high octane Simsboro offense outscored the Wolverines by 13, 24 and 10 over the final three frames. Twelve times Simsboro hit three point shots, with five players hitting two apiece. The total points resulting from the three-pointers were enough by themselves to down the Wolverines, who failed to reach double digits in scoring in any of the four frames.  Joshua Smith did reach double figures and led Quitman with 12 points. 

Quitman (16-6, 3-3)878326
Simsboro (21-2, 6-0)3120321396

QHS scoring: Smith 12, Manning 6, Simonelli 3, Williams 3, Pabaya 2
SHS scoring: Taylor 19, Cato13, Newton 11, Maryland 9, Tyler 8,Crawford 7, Wright 6, Outley 6, Abney 4, McAllister 2

Choudrant 94 Weston 49: It was just the opposite for Weston who lost the final two quarters by a 57-22 margin. Twelve players in all tallied for the Aggies led by Chris Williams who finished with 24 on the strength of a season best, 7 trey’s on the night. Jack Echols scored 14 and Troy Harris checked in with 11. Weston was led by Jace Holt who scored 15 in his final district game of his career and Davis Tolar with ten.

Weston (9-19, 0-6)131414826
Choudrant (13-11, 3-3)1819292894

WHS scoring: Holt 15, Tolar 10, Shirley 7, Henderson 6, Theriot 5, Roberts 4, Harvey 3, McBride 2
CHS scoring: Williams 24, Echols 14, Harris 11, Thompson 9, Simonton 8, Smith 8, Carter 7, Jones 4, Case 3, Thompson 2, Stevens 2, Grant 2

Final district 2B boys standings

Simsboro 6-021-2

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