Quitman 50 Claiborne Christian 34: (Girls) With Quitman leading by just a 10-9 margin early in the second quarter the Lady Wolverines went on a 16-point run and coasted home for their third straight win to open the season. Cali Deal was the driving force behind the victory, pouring in a season-best 25 points, grabbing 9 rebounds, and making six steals. Brayli Stewart also came up big with 15 points and five boards as the pair scored all but ten of Quitman’s points. Bethany Leach added five, A J Gray chipped in with three, and Summer Grillette added a pair of free throws to go with her five steals for the Lady Wolverines.
Quitman 35 Summerfield 34: (Girls) The first game in the unprecedented season-long road trip that the Lady Wolverines will face this year wasn’t pretty, to say the least. Quitman made just 14 of 54 shots, including only 2 of 14 from behind the arc, and committed 28 turnovers but thanks to 22 steals, the Lady Wolverines survived to go to 2-0 on the young season. The scoring total was the fewest in a victory since a 29-26 win over Saline in 2019. Summerfield fell to 0-2 after dropping their second straight game to a Jackson Parish school. Cali Deal scored 12 and grabbed 11 boards to pace the newly anointed road warriors. Brayli Stewart also managed to reach double figures with ten followed by five points from Bethany Leach and four each by Emma Carter and Summer Grillette, who had six steals on the night.
Wolverines split pair of games
Quitman 66 Summerfield 51: (Boys) Logan Ponder nailed 7 of 9 shots, including 3 of 4 from the three-point line to score 19, dished out six assists, and had three steals to help lift Quitman to their second win in as many tries. Blake Carter grabbed 8 rebounds and made 10-14 free throws to finish with 18, while Eli Walker also canned three treys and Brayden Martin added a pair from behind the arc to join the “double-digit” club with 15 and 12 points respectively. As a team, Quitman shot 47% from downtown on 8 of 17 shooting. The difference in the game came toward the end of the first quarter when Quitman broke open a tight game with an 11-2 run to go up by a 23-10 margin. A third-quarter surge got Summerfield to within 51-44 heading into the final frame, but the Wolverines pulled away with by outscoring the home team 15-7 over the final twelve minutes.
Claiborne Christian 36 Quitman 34: (Boys) The Wolverines made three of their first six shots, including a pair of three-pointers to take a 9-2 lead in the early goings of the contest but suddenly the rim became unkind resulting in their first loss of the year. From that point on Quitman made only 9 of 44 shots, including 3 of 16 from behind the arc. allowing Claiborne Christian, who also struggled to score, to sneak away with the win. Despite their offensive woes, Quitman trailed by only a 30-28 margin heading into the fourth quarter but made only 1 of 13 shots in the final frame that allowed Claiborne Christian, who also struggled to score, to sneak away with the win in their season opener. Blake Carter had a “double-double” with 10 points and a season-best 13 rebounds to lead Quitman followed by 8 points from Brayden Martin and six from Logan Ponder. Riley Duck added five, Eli Walker three, and Noah Leach two to round out the scoring.
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