Quitman boys and girls fall to Cedar Creek in final pre-holiday action

It will be a welcome break for the Quitman boys and girls basketball teams to get a chance to stay at home over the Thanksgiving holiday. They haven ‘t had the opportunity to do that much so far this season and the road has been unkind.

This is evidenced by their 56-47 and 44-30 losses in the boys and and girls contests against Cedar Creek in Ruston, dropping the boys to 2-6 on the road and the girls to 3-5 in games away from the friendly confines. Overall the Wolverines are 5-6 on the season while the girls have posted a 5-7 mark. The schedule in the short term doesn’t get any easier either, as six of the next eight playing dates have Quitman traveling again leading up to the 2022 portion of the season.

Cedar Creek 56 Quitman 47 (boys) Even though the Wolverines outscored Cedar Creek 13-4 in the second quarter the 19-5 lead that the Cougars took after the first frame was to much to overcome. Carter Hill, Hayden McClusky and Davis Walsworth did all the early damage for Creek with eight, six and five points respectively on their way to all ending in double digits in scoring. Logan Ponder and John Pabaya scored six and five in the second quarter to draw Quitman to within five at the half on their way to 16 and 20 points by games end. Pabaya’s point total is a new season and career best.

Quitman (5-6) 5 13 9 20 47
Cedar Creek (3-0) 19 4 9 24 56
QHS scoring: Pabaya 20, Ponder 16, Manning 5, Caskey 5, Duck 1; CCHS Scoring: Hill 19, Walsworith 14, McClusky 10, Norris 8, Middleton 2

Cedar Creek 41 Quitman 30 (girls) Six points by Lizzie McAdams and five more from Alice Fuir led the way to a 17-2 second quarter advantage for Cedar Creek that in all reality put the game away. Cali Deal and Brayli Stewart scored four each and Emma Carter added a basket to give Quitman a 10-6 first quarter lead. The Cougars allowed just four Lady Wolverines to score with Stewart leading the way with 15 followed by Deal with nine. Bethany Leach added four to go along with Carter’s basket to round out the scoring. Sarah Adams led Cedar Creek with 13, just one ahead of McAdams. Millie Venters added eight, Fuir 7 and both Ellie Dickerson and Ava Hartwell made a third quarter basket.

Quitman (5-7) 10 2 10 8 30
Cedar Creek (3-0) 6 17 13 8 41
QHS scoring: Stewart 15, Deal 9, Leach 4, Carter 2; CCHS scoring: Adams 13, McAdams 12, Venters 8, Fuir 7, Dickerson 2, Hartwell 2

Area action:

Saline 71 Arcadia 69: Saline jumped out to a five point, first quarter then held Arcadia at bay to take the narrow win over their larger Bienville Parish rival. Ethan Roberts led three Bobcats in double figures with 21 followed by 18 from Titus Jackson and 14 from Titus Malone. Kenton Lee Crawford came up big at the end by scoring seven of his nine points in the fourth quarter. Stephen Brown helped Saline to the early lead with all five of his points in the first frame. Shawn Staggs and Jacob Jones chipped in with two points each. Abney led Arcadia with 32. The victory improved the Bobcats to 4-7 on the year while Arcadia fell to 2-2. 

Saline (4-7) 17 17 17 20 71
Arcadia (2-2) 12 19 17 21 69
SHS scoring: Roberts 21, Jackson 18, Malone 14, Crawford 9, Brown 5, Staggs 2, Jones 2; AHS scoring: Abney 32, Carr 14, Jones 13, Crawley 7, Pringle 2, Nelson 1

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