Weston boys fall to pair of very talented teams

Weston head coach Jacob Otwell felt coming in to the games this week that his guys were going to be facing a couple of north Louisiana’s strongest small school basketball teams in Doyline and Calvin. Both proved that they were what he thought they were. The Wolves gave a gutty effort against both but simply didn’t have the firepower to match the pair of stalwarts in the 84-60 and 83-57 losses. 

“We gave it all we had,” said Otwell. “Both of those teams are really good this year and are going to win a lot of games.”

So far they have both won all their games played with Doyline boasting a 4-0 record after their win over Weston this past Monday and 20 point victory over Stanley on Tuesday. Calvin has been even better, now sporting a perfect 8-0 record after beating Dodson, Weston and Saline in consecutive nights over the weekend with no game being closer than a 14 point margin. The Wolves fall to 1-4 on the year with the losses. 

Doyline 84 Weston 60: Jamerin Clark made seven 3-pointers and Jamare Markrey added four while going a perfect 8/8 from the foul line to combime to score eight more points by themselves than Weston could manage as a team. It was over early in front of the crowd bolstered by those attending the salute by the school to the local military members on hand in honor of the upcoming Veteran’s Day celebration. With Clark and Markrey both scoring 20 of their 35 and 33 respective total points in the first half, Weston went into the half down 44-20. A bright spot for the Wolves was the 15 points scored by Kaden Shirley on the strength of five 3-pointers. Eli McBride also reached double figures with 14. 

Weston 11 9 15 25 60
Doyline 22 22 23 17 84

Game Scoring: 
WHS: Shirley 15, E. McBride 14, Feirn 9, Peterson 8, Mathews 7, Otwell 3, R. McBride 2
DHS: J. Clark 35, Markrey 33, Smith 7, McClendon 4, Swain 2, Patterson 2, K. Clark 

Calvin 83 Weston 57: With Eli McBride, Landon Roberts and Kaden Shirley scoring 4 each and Mitchell Mathews adding a basket the Wolves finished the first quarter trailing by only four points. It was a different story in the second frame though as two baskets by Ryan Feirn were the only field goals allowed by Calvin who outscored the Wolves 26-8 over the 12 minutes to take a commanding 44-22 advantage into the half. In the second half Feirn hit three from behind the arc and both Shirley and Davis Tolar added two to go along with a three pointer from McBride and Jacob Gill but the Wolves were limited to just three other field goals. Fiern ended the game with a season best 13 with both Shirley and Mathews ending in double figures with ten each. 


Weston 14 8 18 17 57
Calvin 18 26 22 17 83
WHS scoring: Feirn 13, Shirley 10, Tolar 10 E. McBride 7, Roberts 7, Tolar 6, Gill 3, R. McBrie 1 CHS scoring: Kyle 28, Huckaby 22, Adams 17, Griffin 4

Game action from the “Salute to the Military” contest provided by Kristi Tolar and Sasse Lynn Shenanigans 

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