The game was free for theirs to take. The problem with free things in basketball a.k.a. free throws, is that if you don’t take advantage of the “charity shots” it can come back to be very costly. That was what took place this past Monday evening when Weston missed 8 of 14 free throws in the two overitme periods to fall 65-63 to Summerfield. The first loss, which was the first at home this year and second straght since the calender hit December, dropped Weston to an 8-5 record and lifted Summerfield to 11-4 overall.
The failure to convert the free throws wasn’t just during the overtime periods either as the Lady Wolves made only 10 of 20 during regulation that gave them a combined effort of 16 of 34 or a paltry 47% average for the game. Conversely the Lady Wolves shot good from the field which allowed them to show tremendous improvement over their 61-27 loss to Summerfield in the season opener.
“We should have won this game for sure,” said Weston head coach Stacy Tucker. “We played so much better than the first time around but the missed free throws just killed us.”
One who did make most of her free throws was Lainee Trosclair, who finished with 13 points. Her 8 of 12 performance from the stripe propelled Weston into tying the contest at 40 after Weston was down by five heading into the fourth quarter and helped the Lady Wolves stay even after the first extra period. Another who came up big for Weston was Brylie Peterson, who scored 11 of here team high 27 points in the final frame for one of her better performances of the year. Emma Kate McBride hit three trey’s en route to 11 points to also register double digits.
Malaysia Tate pitched in a game high 35 points that and all but four of 17 points in the two overtime periods for Summerfield. Her three pointer as the buzzed sounded in the second overtime frame was the difference.
Summerfield rallies past Wolves 45-42
One team saw their streak end while the other continued theirs. For Summerfield the three point victory put an end to a season worst six game slide and improved their record to 4-11 while Weston continued their early December, two game, swoon to drop to 4-8 overall.
With Bryce Zehr making a pair of three pointers and Eli McBride tossing in another the Wolves bolted to a 14-7 lead but Summerield outscored Weston 17-10 in the final frame to come back for the victory. Seth Peterson scored 14 and Mitchel Mathews added 11 for the Wolves. Only four players scored all game for Summerfield but one was Kim Jackson who led all scorers with 21 that included ten in the pivotal final frame.
Quitman girls crush Calvin 47-28
Cali Deal scored 11 of her career high 23 points in the second quarter to help Quitman race out to a 26-15 lead on the way to the easy victory. The Quitman defense also took center stage by holding the Lady Cougars to just single digits in three of the four quarters including just two in the first frame. Bethany Leach also reached double digits with twelve points on the strength of two three point shots and Brayli Stewart chipped in with eight. Emma Carter added four. The victory allowed Quitman to be the first Jackson Parish team with double digit victories as they improved to 10-6 after winning their season best fifth straight victory. By losing their fifth in the last six games, Calvin fell to 7-7 on the year.
Undefeated Calvin drops Wolverines 65-51
Calvin High is proving that they are a Class C power to be recogned with this year. The Cougars won their 14th straight to start the season this year by whipping the Wolverines 22-6 in the second quarter and never looking back. The streak is heading in the other direction for Quitman who has now lost seven of their last eight games to fall to 6-11 on the year. A bright spot on the night was the play of 9th grader Gavin Caskey who made four second half trey’s to lead the team with 12 points. Ty Simonelli added 11 and L.D. Manning 10 to also reach double digits in scoring. Joseph Adams led Calvin with a game high 37 points.
Photos of Quitman vs Calvin games courtesy of Thomas Barker
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