What a way to start a new school year. Go to the first classes of the year on one day and two days later win the first tournament. That is exactly what the boys and girls teams from Quitman Junior High did as they both walked away as champions of the 2021 Weston Junior High Tournament after winning three game each.
Girls Finals: Quitman 40 Weston 7
Ava Caskey scored 8 of her game high twelve and Maggie Guyotte added four of her six points in the contest in the first quarter to pace Quitman to the easy victory. Kinsley Ponder also scored six while Addyison Fenn, Emma Walker and Ava Canady added four each. Brooklyn Brown and Kaylee King scored two. Weston was led by JaKaiyla Fourd with four, Carly Griffen – 2 and Hailey Chatham with one.
Boys Finals: Quitman 24 Saline 23
Abel Leach hit a three and Taden Thomas added a basket in the final frame to help Quitman rally past Saline who was held to just two fourth quarter points. Thomas led Quitman with nine while Leach and Kace West had six apiece. Brayden Smith added three.
In other girls games: Quitman beat Choudrant 20-10 behind eight points each from Guyotte and Walker and also downed Castor 23-6 in the tourney opener as Guyotte scored 11 and Leach added seven. Choudrant beat Weston 11-7 who was led by Fourd with four.
In additional boys action: Quitman had 10 players scored led by Thomas, Leach, Smith and Syler Nelson with six each to beat Choudrant 43-11 and Weston opened the tourney by beating Dodson 21-8 as ten players scored led by Dawson Griffin who tallied five in the fourth quarter. Jake North, Beaux Oliver, Jace Shirley and Trey Trosclair all hit three pointers. In second round action Saline beat Weston 32-25 with Ferguson scored 12 for the Bobcats and Colton Blundell leading Weston with eight while Quitman beat Castor 38-31 behind 15 from Smith and eight from Leach.
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