In an effort to say thank you for your service, Weston High School is extending a free invitation to all former and current members of the military to the 2021 basketball season opener against Doyline High School this Monday, November 8th. Three games are scheduled with the Junior Varsity tipping off the action at 5:00pm followed by the varsity girls and boys contests.
Depleted Weston boys team falls to Summerfield in season opener
Trouble brewed in the season opener for the Weston High School boys basketball team even before the game began. One didn’t have to look further than names of the players listed in the scorebook before the game to see the problem.
Eli McBride- scratched
Seth Peterson – scratched
Kaden Shirley – scratched
Davis Tolar – scratched
Landon Roberts – scratched
These just happened to be the projected starters for the game against Summerfield this past Monday that were unable to play due to being quarantined as part of the COVID pandemic contact protocol. The remaining players available for Head Coach Jacob Otwell fought gamely but fell by the score of 62-38.
“It was a tough way to start the season to say the least,” reflected Otwell. “Playing Summerfield on their home court is a hard enough challenge.”
To their credit after a slow start that saw Weston go into the half trailing 33-13 the Wolves played better in the second half to only come up four points behind over the final two quarters.
“If there is a silver lining to this it is that we had a lot of our young players get good game experience,” said Otwell. “Hopefully that will be beneficial to us in the long run.”
Mitchel Mathews and Rylee McBride scored 8 points apiece to pace the Wolves with Bryce Zehr pitching in with seven. Additional contributors were Jude Otwell with five, Sawyer Watkins had four and Jacob Gill made three points. Skylar Strickland also made a basket and Tyler Pardue added a free throw to round out the scoring. Three players scored 59 of the 62 points for Summerfield.
Weston 5 8 11 14 – 38
Summerfield 15 18 20 9 – 62
WHS scoring: Mathews 8, McBride 8, Zehr 7, Otwell 5, Watkins 4, Gill 3, Strickland 2, Pardue 1
Lady Wolves gain first win of season
Apparently the Weston girls find the confines of the Dodson gymnasium to their liking. Especially from behind the three point line. Ten times Weston found the mark from downtown as the devastating, long range attack lifted the Lady Wolves to a resounding 49-28 over Dodson this past Thursday evening to give the Lady Wolves their first win of the season.
Lainee Trosclair canned half of the three pointers en-route to a game and career high 20 points. Lexie Millien added nine and Emma Kate McBride eight with Faith Beamesderfer chipping in with five, Briley Peterson scoring four and Mary Catherine Hay three to round out the scoring.
The Dodson Tourney tilt got out of hand early with Weston shooting down Dodson with five trey’s in the first quarter along to take a commanding 16-3 lead. Trosclair had three of the five “tri-fecta’s” with Hay and McBride adding one each.
Weston (1-1) 16 8 23 2 – 49
Dodson 3 6 10 9 – 28
WHS scoring: Trosclair 20, Millien 9, McBride 8, Beamesderfer 5, Peterson 4, Hay 3
3-pointers: Trosclair 5, McBride 2, Hay 1, Millien 1, Beamesderfer 1
Summerfield 61 Weston 27: It was a completely opposite result in the season opener Summerfield as the shots went up but hardly any went down for Weston. On the other end it seemed like home-standing Summerfield couldn’t miss. The result was a disheartening 61-27 loss in the season opener. To put it into perspective the Lady Wolves were able to make only 8 field goals all evening which was the same amount Summerfield made in the first quarter alone
“Our shooting was off from the get go,” said Weston head coach Stacy Tucker. “I hoped we would find our range but we never did.”
Despite the misfires from the field, Weston stayed somewhat within striking range in the first half thanks to good free throw shooting but when even the charity shots started proving costly in the second half the score got out of hand. On the strength of two treys, Lakerria Austin led Weston with 8 points followed by six from Mary Catherine Hay who was a perfect 4/4 from the line. Emma Kate McBride added five first half points with Briley Peterson scoring all four of her points in the second half. Jessica Newton scored three and Lainee Trosclair added a free throw.
Weston 9 5 7 6 – 27
Summerfield 17 10 16 18 – 61
WHS scoring: Austin 8, Hay 6, McBride 5, Peterson 4, Newton 3, Trosclair 1
SHS scoring: Tate 16, Combs 14, Martin 11, Ford 7, Jones 7, Williams 4, Smith 2
See “Can’t Miss” video made by WHS Cross Country team
If the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words is true then the video that the Weston High School Cross Country team has made and aired on You Tube is worth millions. Actually WHS and the cross country program would be appreciative of any support that is received and give thanks in advance for your help.
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