There is no place like home! Even it is at your new home for the rest of the year. With construction going on at their on campus gymnasium, Quitman High School was forced to play the rest of their home schedule at Jonesboro-Hodge High School. Apparently the old saying that home is where the heart is has credence because QHS had no problem in settling in at their Jackson Parish neighbors gym to sweep Saline in boys and girls action.
QHS 48 Saline 28 (boys) While Quitman didn’t seem to have much of a problem finding the range after the first quarter, Saline certainly did, especially in the second frame that saw Quitman take a 14-1 advantage that basically put the game away. Eight Wolverines tallied in the contest led by Logan Ponder with 16 as head coach Mike Black employed wave after wave of reinforcements. Maddox Williams, D.J. Rager-Radley, and Will Dyson scored five each for Saline who suffered their lowest scoring output of the year. With the victory, Quitman improves to 3-1 on the year, while Saline fell to 0-4
Leach goes wild with 8 three pointers
Quitman 60 Saline 34: Bethany Leach set a new career high and tied a school mark of 8 three pointers to pace the Lady Wolverines to their fourth straight victory to open the season. While Leach was going wild from “downtown” for a game high and season high 27 points, Cali Deal dominated the paint for 13 points and 11 boards and Brayli Stewart was 5-7 from the free throw line to add seven as the three scored all but 13 of Quitman’s highest point total of the season. Anna Leach and Emma Carter added four apiece, Ansley Folks scored three and Taylor Borland added a basket to round out the scoring. Saline, which fell to 1-3 on the year, was led by Alaya Gray with 11 and X Lard with 9. Sydney Thomas and Kasidy Sims scored four each and Alana Gray added a basket.
Quitman led the whole way taking a 13-7 first quarter advantage and stretching it to 27-18 at the half. With Leach hitting three treys, QHS doubled up the lead to 48-24 in the third. Even with coach Kyle Leach to emptying his bench the Lady Wolverines continued to find the basket for 22 points in the final frame giving them 43 in the second half, by far their best production of the year.
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