Weston Junior High sweeps away Calvin

What difference does “timing” make? A look at the game book of the Weston Junior High girls game against Calvin shows Hailey Chatham scoring two points. OK, you say, and??? What is important here isn’t the amount of points that was scored but when it was done. Score two points at the start of a game and people might not notice, but do as Chatham did and make two pressure-packed, free throws in overtime to lift your team to victory and they will remember it forever.

The Lady Wolves stirring 25-23 victory was the first of two that Weston took this past Tuesday but by far the most dramatic. Whereas the girls OT victory went down to the wire the boys contest was over almost before it begun as Weston exploded to a 12-2 first quarter lead and never looked back in the 48-8 crushing of Calvin. The victories marked the third straight playing date that Weston has swept their opponents. 

Weston 25 Calvin 23 (Girls) – The win by the girls was especially impressive and continued the remarkable improvement shown since the beginning of the season under the tutelage of head coach Jennifer Tolar. After a very slow start to the season, which included being “skunked” in one game, the junior girls now sport a 3-3 record having won their last three that includes back to back victories over Calvin. JaKayln Fourd led the junior girls with 11 including 7 in the first half that saw Weston head into the break trailing by one at 12-11 before coming back to take the overtime victory. Livi Otwell added six and Carly Griffin four with Abby Martindale chipping in with two to go along with Chatham’s clutch pair of free throws.

Weston Jr. High (3-3) 5 6 6 6 2 25
Calvin Jr. High 4 8 5 6 0 23
WJH SCORING: Fourd 11, Otwell 6, Griffin 4, Martindale 2, Chatham 2

Weston 48 Calvin 8 (boys): Brody Tidwell scored 8 of his team high 12 points in the third quarter as Weston ran roughshod over the Cougars for the second time in less than a week . Daniel Williams added six of his ten points in the same frame that saw the Junior Wolves outscore Calvin 16-2 that was the catalyst in the blowout victory.
Shane Reed scored six followed by Colton Blundell, David Michael Gandy, Cole Otwell and Alex Lewis all adding four each. Marlon Malone and Drew Browning also chipped in with a bucket each as Weston, who moved above the .500 mark with a 5-4 record, had a season best nine players tally.

Weston Jr. High (5-4) 12 8 16 12 48
Calvin Jr. High 2 4 2 0 8
WJH SCORING: Tidwell 12, Williams 10, Reed 6, Blundell 4, Gandy 4, Otwell 4, Lewis 4, Malone, 4, Browning 2


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