Prep Basketball season tips off for local schools

The LHSAA boys and girls basketball season begins this week with Weston High School doing the honors of tipping off the year on Monday, November 1st when they travel to Summerfield. Quitman High will play the first home game of the year for area schools on Tuesday as they welcome Epps.Game time is slated for 6:00pm for the first of both contests which will be a girls/boys doubleheader. 

Quitman boys throttle Weston 33-10 in season opening Jamboree

L.D. Manning and John Pabaya scored 24 of Quitman’s 31 points and the Wolverines held Weston to just 2 field goals in 16 attempts to take the season opening Jamboree played at Quitman High. As in normal Jamboree rules the game was played in two halves which was the equivalent of two quarters. The Wolverines opened up a 17-7 first half lead before dominating the second half by a 16-3 margin. Ty Simonelli scored four, Shane Rowe 2 and Logan Ponder 1 to round out the Quitman scoring. Eli McBride, Seth Peterson and Ryan Feirn tallied for Weston. 

Girls play to entertaining 29-29 tie

Quitman made four free throws down the stretch to tie up Weston in a very entertaining affair that found both teams take leads and then battle to come from behind. Neither team shot the ball very well from the field but it wasn’t from lack of effort as the two neighboring parish schools combined to take 81 shots in the two quarters of play. That included 15 each from behind the arc. 

Quitman’s Bethany Leach led all scorers with 11 followed by 9 from teammate Cali Deal. Mary Catherine Hay and Briley Peterson topped Weston with 8 apiece followed closely by Emma Kate McBride with seven. Brayli Stewart added six for Quitman. 

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