Weston boys bomb away Claiborne Christian

Eight of the eighteen field goals that Weston made against Claiborne Christian this past Thursday came from behind the arc to help Weston bomb away Claiborne Christian 54-50 and give the Wolves their first victory in four December games. The win improved the Wolves to 5-9 on the year while the Crusaders fell to 3-7 with their fourth loss in a row. 

Kaden Shirley led the long range attack with five treys en route to a team high 17 points while Bryce Zehr, Eli McBride and Ryan Feirn all added a three pointer. Mitchel Mathews chipped in with 12 points, Landon Roberts scored 7, Seth Peterson 6 and Riley McBride made a basket to round out the scoring. 

Weston 13 11 17 13 54
Claiborne Christian 11 13 16 10 50
WHS Scoring: Shirley 17, Mathews 12, Roberts 7, Peterson 6, Zehr 4, E. McBride 3, Feirn 3, R. McBride 2

Saline slips past Cedar Creek 42-36

Ethan Roberts scored nine and Titus Malone eight in the pivotal fourth quarter to lift Saline past homestanding Cedar Creek on Friday. Both teams struggled to score over the first three quarters with Saline taking a 23-22 lead into the final frame before exploding for 19 to pave the way to their sixth victory in sixteen contests.

Roberts and Malone both scored 13 in the contest with Titus Jackson adding five. Kenton Lee Crawford and Stephen Brown scored four each with Will Dyson adding a basket and Jacob Jones making a free throw to round out the scoring. Cedar Creek fell to 7-3 after winning their first five of the year.

Saline 8 9 6 19 42
Cedar Creek 12 4 6 14 36
SHS scoring: Roberts 13, Malone 13, Jackson 5, Brown 4, Crawford 4, Dyson 2, Jones 1

Neville saddles JH boys with first loss 54-40

Class 4A Neville High outscored JHHS 14-7 in the second and third quarters. No this is not a football score although both schools are just one week removed from their respective state semifinal matchups. Perhaps if it had been a football game the Tigers would have been at a better advantage as the difference in each quarter reflected only one score on the gridiron. On the court it was to much of a hurdle to overcome, forcing J-H to taste defeat for the first time in five outings (4-1) this season. Neville improved to 7-2 on the year following the contest played as part of the West Ouachita Tournament on Saturday.

Ajay Tew and Savantez Phillips scored three each to pace J-H to a 12 point first quarter that found the local Tigers trailing by three before Neville extended the lead to 29-19 after the only points J-H could muster was Tew’s second three pointer and baskets by Cameron Joe and Tydre Malone. JHHS shaved three off the lead heading into the fourth quarter as six players combined to score 14 points but once again the rim was unkind in the fourth as only a Malone three pointer and a basket and two free throws by Joe found the mark. One interesting stat was that Neville shot 23 free throws compared to just 7 for JHHS.

JHHS (4-1) 12 7 14 7 40
Neville (7-2) 15 14 11 14
JHHS scoring: Joe 10, Malone 9, Tew 6, Phillips 5, Mozee 4, Calahan 2, Lumpkin 2, Gray 2; NHS scoring: McCraney 25, Jones 17, Armstead 12

Calvin stays perfect by beating Quitman 58-43

The streak is now 15 and counting. That is how many Class C power Calvin has won without a loss this season including the second victory over Quitman in three days in the opener of the Cedar Creek Tourney held this past weekend. Behind a pair of three pointers and ten first quarter points by Logan Ponder the Wolverines only trailed the Cougars by four at the end of one. The second quarter was a different story and the deciding factor in the game as Calviin exploded for a 26-8 advantage to take a 46-24 lead into the half. Eli Walker did all he could to try and keep Quitman in the game by canning a career best seven three pointers for a team high 21 points.

Quitman 16 8 8 11 43
Calvin 20 26 9 3 58
QHS scoring: Walker 21, Ponder 10, Manning 6, Simonelli 4, Pabaya 2; CHS scoring: Kyle 16, Huckaby 13, Adams 12, Anderson 8, Anderson 4

Wolverines take third in Cedar Creek Tourney

The Wolverines rebounded from their loss on Thursday with wins on Friday and Saturday to take third in the Cedar Creek Tourney. Quitman moved into position to take on the hosts by best D’Arbonne Woods 49-34 on Friday and then turned around Saturday evening and took down Cedar Creek 40-32 aveninging an earlier season loss to the Cougars.

The Wolverines got a balanced scoring attack to methodically take apart their larger Class 2A foes. Four players scored within three points of each other led by Blake Carter’s 12 and 10 from John Pabaya. Logan Ponder and L.D. Manning scored 9 each with Eli Walker getting five and Ty Simonelli making four. Quitman outscored DWC in every quarter.

In the third place game the Wolverines won their second of the weekend by upending Cedar Creek 40-32 to run their record to 8-10 on the year. The Cougars, who beat Quitman by nine three weeks ago fell to 7-4 on the year after dropping their fourth in the last six games. . No individual stats were avaialbe at press time.

Lady Wolverines stretch winning streak to seven

It could be said that Quitman did some “big game” hunting this weekend as the Lady Wolverines beat Class 5A Haughton and perineal Class B power Elizabeth in a pair of close games at the Cedar Creek Tourney this weekend. The wins improved Quitman’s overall record to 12-6 and stretched their season best winning streak to seven games. The Lady Wolverines were scheduled to play host Cedar Creek in the championship game on Saturday evening. Results will be provided in Wednesday, December 15th edition.

Quitman 37 Haughton 35: Against one of the Shreveport metro area’s better teams who entered into the contest with a 7-2 record the Lady Wolverines put on a strong defensive effort highlighted by clamping down Haughton to just three second quarter points. Brayli Stewart and Bethany Leach did most of the scoring damage with 13 and 11 points followed by 7 from Cali Deal. Emma Carter scored four and Summer Grillette added a basket.

Quitman 48 Elizabeth 44: This one was for all the Quitman teams in the past that has suffered elimination in the Class B playoffs over the years by perineal power Elizabeth. After two quarters and Elizabeth leading 28-19 it looked like it would be much the same but four three pointers by Brayli Stewart and ten points by Cali Deal in the second half spurred Quitman to the satifying win. Both Stewart and Deal scored 15 on the night followed by 13 from Bethany Leach. The Quitman defense played a big part in the victory as well, especially in the second half where they held Elizabeth to just 16 points.

Quitman 8 11 10 8 37
Haughton 14 3 8 10 35
QHS scoring: Stewart 13, Leach 11, Deal 7, Carter 4, Grillette 2

Quitman 9 10 18 11 48
Elizabeth 11 17 9 7 44
QHS scoring: Stewart 15, Deal 15, Leach 13, Carter 2, Grillette 2, Gray 2

photos courtesy of Quitman High fans

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