The “second season” has reached the second round of play. For some of the local prep teams, this means the hopes of securing the stranglehold they have on the top spot of the district standings while for others it represents a last opportunity to get into the district title race.
Highlighting the schedule for this Friday evening is the girl’s and boys’ contest between home-standing Saline and Calvin. Both have tremendous bearings on the district 2C title race. If Saline beats Calvin in the girl’s game the Lady Bobcats go up two games in the competition with two games left. The boy’s contest has importance as well, with the winner staying just one game back of district leader Atlanta who beat Saline on Tuesday.
For local viewing pleasure, the two Quitman vs Castor contests takes center stage as the boys and girls games will take place beginning at 6:00pm at the Jonesboro-Hodge High School gymnasium, which has been the de facto home court for Quitman this season due to their own gym undergoing renovations. The boys battle determines who has a leg up for second place in 1B while the Lady Wolverines need the victory to take a step toward getting back in the title race after dropping the first two district contests of the season.
Weston travels to Doyline for contests featuring the top and bottom teams in both the girls and boys divisions. Following their improbable last second win over Castor on Tuesday, to end the first round of district contests undefeated the Lady Wolves open the action at 6:00pm. This will be followed by the Wolves taking on the Doyline boys that gave Quitman their first district loss on Tuesday and has won 21 of their 23 contests.
While district title aspirations seem to be a lost hope for both Jonesboro-Hodge teams the Tiger boys will look to improve on their Division IV power rating by looking to complete a season sweep of their district 3-2A series against Red River in their contest in Coushatta. The girls meanwhile will be looking for their first district win.
For a full recap of games played on Tuesday, January 31st along with up-to-date district standing for all teams visit the Sunday, edition of the Jackson Parish Journal.
Girls & Boys schedule for Friday, February 3rd
(first game is at 6:00pm)
District 1B – Quitman vs Castor (at JHHS), Weston at Doyline
District 2C – Saline vs Calvin
District 3-2A – JHHS at Red River (Coushatta)
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