To the victors go the spoils! The 2020-21 Quitman High School girls basketball team reaped the benefits of one of the most successful regular seasons in school history this past week by sweeping top honors of MVP and Coach of the Year, as well as, having the entire starting five earning designation to the 2B All-District girls team.
Named as Most Valuable Player in the district was Clara Womack. The sharp shooting, senior earned the award after averaging 14.3 points, 4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game and being one of north Louisiana’s top three point specialist. Yet her statistics told only a small part of why she was a good choice as district MVP according to Kyle Leach, who led the Lady Wolverines to a 23-2 regular season record and a 6-0 mark in district 2B and earned Coach of the Year honors.
“Clara is a good enough shooter that she could have had one of the highest scoring averages in the state,” said Leach. “That wasn’t what was important to her though. She was focused on what was best for our team which is rare to find and I am thankful to have the opportunity to be her coach. Our staff and our players are going to miss her.”
Also earning first team honors was Leach’s sophomore daughter Bethany who averaged 13 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2 assists per game. District runner-up Simsboro also had two named to the first team in Alexia Hester and Ikea Brown, who had the top two scoring averages in the district. Kylee Portilloz of Choudrant rounded out the first squad.
Two each from Quitman and Weston were selected to the second team proving the future is bright at both Jackson Parish schools, including the rare selection of an eighth grader from each in Briley Peterson from WHS and Cali Deal from Quitman. Tenth graders Emma Kate McBride (Weston) and Brayli Stewart were also named along with Katie Wiley and Aly Thomas of Choudrant. Earning honorable mention was Quitman’s Emma Carter, Mallory Tolar and Mary Catherine Hay from Weston and two from Simsboro, Tytiana Jones and Laila Abney.
2B All District First Team
|Clara Womack – MVP||Quitman||14.3||4.0||2.5|
2B All-District Second Team
|Emma Kate McBride||Weston||11.0||3.9||4.1|