Junior High Recap: QJH sends out 8th graders in style

No better way to finish a season than be undefeated. If you are lucky, this is something you witness maybe once in a blue moon. That is why it is easy to say that luck had nothing to do with the success of the Quitman Junior High Boys and Girsl Basketball teams this fall season. They were just down right good.

Both the boys and girls junior high programs beat Cedar CreelK this past Friday night to finish the season with a perfect 19-0. For the boys team, the victory marked back to back seasons without a loss. Along the journey, both squads won four tournaments. What makes the accomplishment even more impressive is that neither were really ever threatened. The latest victim not only suffered a defeat in the their second game of the year, they helped QJH send their 8th graders, who were honored before the game, out in style. 

Eight is great! Ending their Junior High basketball career without ever suffering a loss over the last two seasons is Brayden Martin, Taden Thomas, Shane Reed and Rylan Reynalds. A total of nine young ladies were also honored including Anna Leach, Emma Walker, Taylor Borland, Lanee Cheatwood, Morgan Cheatwood, Brooklyn Brown, Jana Potts, Briley Jones and Neshya Johnson. 

QJH 32 Cedar Creek 17: (Girls)Thie junior girls finished the season the same way they began it and for virtually every quarter played.  By holding their Lincoln Parish neighbors to under 10 points in every frame, it marked incredibly the 79th quarter out of the 80 p[ayed that Quitman didn’t allow double digits to be scored in a period. WOW! 
Anna Leach led the scoring with 12 points followed by 8 from Lanee Cheatwood and 6 by Hallie Kate Pullig. Emma Walker had four and Brooklyn Brown two to round out the scoring.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Quitman 4 12 6 10 32
Cedar Creek 2 4 3 8 17
QJH scoring: Leach 12, Cheatwood 8, Pullig 6, Walker 4, Brown 2

Quitman 63 Cedar Creek 16 (boys): The Wolverines saved the best for last as three players scored in double figures and nine scored in all as Quitman ended the season by scoring the most points of the year. A 26-2 advantage after the first quarter ended all wonder iabout the outcome. Shane Reed led the way with 14 followed closely by Brayden Martin and Taden Thomas with 11 and 10 points respectively. Asher Rhodes contributed a season best 8 points, Jack Thomas added 7 and Rylan Reynolds 5. Kaleb Maxwell, Kobie Williams and Mathew Odom also all scored two each.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Quitman 26 7 18 12 63
Cedar Creek 2 4 4 6 16
QJH scoring: Reed 14, Martin 11, T. Thomas 11, Rhodes 8, J. Thomas 7, Reynolds 5, Maxwell 2, Williams 2, Odom 2

Weston ends season with split against Doyline

Weston put a cap on their season by splitting with Doyline as the girls continued their late season surge with a 34-12 victory and the boys falling 40-25. By winning three of their last four the Weston girls end the year at 5-10 while the boys saw their season mark dip to 8-9 overall. 

Weston 34 Doyline 12 (Girls) Weston held Doyline scoreless in the first period and Carly Jo Griffin poured in a season high 18 points to help the Lady Wolves end the year on a positive note. Carlynn Waters scored six and both Baylee Brown and Marceal Gonzales added four points each. Davynee Bearden chipped in with two.  

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Weston 7 7 9 11 34
Doyline 0 5 3 4 12
WJH scoring: Griffin 18, Waters 6, Brown 4, Gonzales 4, Bearden 2

Doyline 40 Weston 25 (boys) Brody Tidwell scored 14 points in the first three quarters but Doyline outscored the Wolves 22-12 in the second half to stretch a five point halftime lead and saddled the Weston with the loss in the season finale. Ty Henderson added seven and both David Michael Gandy and Ashad Harris scored a basket each. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Weston 6 7 7 5 25
Doyline 13 5 10 12 40
WJH scoring: Tidwell 14, Henderson 7, Gandy 2, Harris 2

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