The thought was that Summerfield would give the homestanding Qutiman Junior High boys and girls teams their strongest test of the year. It is true that both visiting squads played QJH tough, but in the end the outcome was the same as the other eleven before. With the girls clamping down to a 34-21 victory and the boys winning a 53-44 track meet, Quitman kept their season long winning streak intact and moved to 12-0 on the year.
Quitman 34 Summerfield 21: Neither team was able to reach double digits in any quarter but Quitman came close with nine points in each of the first three quarters and seven in the final frame. Bouyed by their smothering full court defensive effort that limited Summerfield to just five points in two quarters and a single basket in another, it was more than enough.
Hallie Kate Pullig led a balanced attack with nine points followed by six each from Taylor Borland and Anna Leach. Lanee Cheatwood added five and Emma Walker four with Brooklyn Brown and Braelyn Patton hitting a basket each
Quitman 53 Summerfield 44: For just the second time all season the Wolverines trailed after one but after a 21 point explosion in the second the Wolverines never looked back in the contest that resulted in the highest combined total scored this season.
As has been the case all season, the “three amigos” Braydon Martin, Taden Thomas and Shane Reed led the way, scoring all but three of Quitman’s total. Martin led the way with a season high 22 points, that included ten in the pivotal second quarter. Reed scored all 15 of his in ther first three periods before fouling out while Thomas added 13. Rylan Reynolds chipped in three in the fourth quarter to help cinch the victory.
Weston boys whip Calvin 40-24
Eight points on the strength of a pair of treys by Brody Tidwell and six more from Ty Henderson paved the way to a 17-7 first quarter lead that was stretched to 28-9 by the half. The Cougars had no answer for Tidwell who finished with a career high 20 points. Henderson came up big as well with 13 with David Michael Gandy scoring five and both Ashad Harris and Alex Lewis adding a free throw. With the victory the junior Wolves moved to 6-3 on the season.