Weston boys open new year with two victories, Covid causes problems in other area games

The first game was much different than the second but in the end Weston opened the new year with two wins in two days by posting a season best in each. The back to back victories improved the Wolves to 8-11 on the year.

In the first game on Monday the Wolves belied the frigid temperatures outside by setting the nets of the Weston gym on fire to score a season best in points in a 81-45 thumping of FCCS out of Winnsboro. It was a total different story when Weston went on the road to Castor but thanks to a stellar defensive performance that resulted in the least amount of points given up this year the Wolves came out on top by a 41-33 margin. 

“Seemed like we couldn’t miss against FCCS and but shot terrible against Castor,” said WHS coach Jacob Otwell. “That is the way it goes sometimes.”

Eleven players scored in the FCCS game with four reaching double digits in points. Mitchel Mathews led the way with 13 followed by Skylar Strickland who posted his season best with 12. Both Ryan Feirn and Davis Tolar added ten. Tolar was the only one to reach double figures in scoring with 15 against Castor.

Weston girls beat FCCS  57-45

Briley Peterson scored 21 of her game high 25 points in the first and third quarters to help Weston run away from FCCS out of Winnsboro on Monday in the first game of the new year. The Lady Wolves were scheduled to play Castor on Tuesday but the game was called due to Covid precautions. 

The victory continued the improved play of head coach Stacy Tucker’s squad who now stands at 11-8 on the year after winning three of their last four games. Mary Catherine Hay added 14 on the strength of a season best four (4) three pointers while Lainee Trosclair hit 8 of 12 free throws and tossed in a trey to end with eleven. 

Lady Wolverines upend St. Mary’s

Bethany Leach poured in a season high 22 points and Cali Deal added 16 as short handed Quitman upended Class A St. Mary’s 54-49. The victory was the fourth of the season over a team from a higher classification and improved the record to 15-8 after winning their ninth of the last eleven played. Brayli Stewart scored eight and Summer Grillette chipped in with seven. 

Game effort comes up short in OT for QHS boys

It is hard enough to beat a team from a higher classification. It makes it even worse when you are missing two starters. Despite the negative factors Quitman still almost pulled it out against St. Mary’s of Natchitoches before falling 55-52 in overtime.

Covid quarintine protocol required QHS to play short handed Twelve points by Logan Ponder and Eli Walker, who drained three trey’s, along with 11 from L.D. Manning gave Quitman a shot at winning their fifth straight but ten points by St. Mary’s in overtime dropped the Wolverines to 10-11 on the year. 


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