The question facing the Quitman girls is will this be the year that they can get past the second round? The answer will be given this Monday night at 6:00pm when they host one of Louisiana’s perineal small school powers in ninth seeded Anacoco.
For four straight seasons the Lady Wolverines have advanced to the second round, including the last two where after a tremendously successful regular season they earned a first-round bye. In the previous two attempts to reach the quarterfinals they lost to a team from southwest Louisiana. Now they face another one in Anacoco, who is the runner-up of District 5B to defending Class B state champion Fairview and sports a 20-13 record after walloping Simsboro 93-34 in the first round.
Quitman enters the regional playoff contest with a 24-8 record that includes a victory over Elizabeth, which is from the same district as Anacoco. Comparative game scores show Quitman winning by 4 points, while Anacoco beat them twice, by 15 and 20 points.
Weston falls to 53-44 Choudrant in first round
Two times this year prior, Weston and Choudrant played district 2B contests with the visiting team winning each time. Maybe it would have been better if Choudrant had earned the higher seed for the first round playoff game between the two as for the second time in seven days Weston lost on their home floor to the Lady Aggies.
Weston had their shot. Actually, they had a lot of them. Seventy-seven of them in fact, which usually leads to a victory but on this night the shots simply weren’t falling.
“Our goal was to get at least 70 shots,” said Weston head coach Stacy Tucker. “We lost only one game all year getting 70 shots or more but tonight we couldn’t throw one in the ocean, especially early on.”
That could be considered an understatement. Weston failed to make a field goal in the first quarter that ended with the Lady Wolves scoring only on a Mary Catherine Hay free throw. It wasn’t much better in the second frame as Weston managed only five baskets, two each by Mary Kate McBride and Briley Peterson to go with a bucket by Lainee Trosclair.
While it seemed, Weston forgot to take the proverbial lid off the basket before the game, Choudrant was having no such problems. The Lady Aggies made six baskets in the first quarter, including three, 3-pointers to take a 15-1 lead and never look back.
Briley Peterson scored 17 to lead Weston, who closes out a 17-13 season. for the #14 seed Lady Wolves, while #19 Choudrant improves to 18-13 and continues in the playoffs with a second-round visit to #3 seed Florien.
|#14 Weston (17-13||1||11||13||19||44|
|#19 Choudrant (18-13)||15||12||8||18||53|
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