Senior Night at Weston on Thursday, JHHS on Friday

Jonesboro-Hodge and Weston High Schools will hold Senior Night ceremonies this Thursday and Friday as the regular season of the 2022-23 LHSAA prep basketball season nears the end. On Thursday, Weston High will be honor their 12th graders in between the girls and boys games against Castor. The contest carries added interest in that the Weston girls needs to win to secure the district 1B title. Jonesboro-Hodge will honor their seniors on Friday with a ceremony beginning at 5:30pm before their contest against Many. 

The Quitman High boys also have a big game on Thursday as they take to the road to play Doyline in a battle for the right to be called district 1B  champions. Saline High also has a big contest that possibly could carry district 2C title implicaitons with the Bobcat boys needing to beat Georgetown in their regular season final.

Schedule of Games for Thursday and Friday

Thursday, February 9th
Weston vs Castor (Senior Night) 6:00pm
Quitman at Doyline 6:00pm

Friday, February 10th
JHHS vs Many (Senior Night) 5:30 pm
Saline vs Georgetown 6:00pm

Saline girls win district 2C

Saline 43 Central-Jonesville 22 (girls) The Saline girls weren’t expected to have much trouble with Central-Jonesville on Tuesday. They didn’t. As result on of the best stories in prep basketball this season was finalized as one of the doormats of Division V in the early part of the 2022-23 season ended as the undefeated District 2C champions. The contest also saw one of the better individual performances of the year take place as Alana Gray posted a triple-double by turning in a stat line of 18 points, 15 rebounds and 11 steals. Don’t forget the 7 assists she dished out. Even more impressive is that all this was done in a little more than 2 1/2 quarters. 

Kasidy Sims continued her late scoring spree by adding ten points,  while Alaya Gray, Alana’s twin sister chipped in eight. X Lard scored five and Tyla Malone scored a basket to round out the scoring for the Lady Bobcats who now stand at 7-0 in district 2C play and improved the overall mark to 14-16 after starting the year 1-11. Central-Jonesville fell to 0-7 in district and 0-19 overall. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Saline (14-16, 7-0) 14 15 14 0 43
Central-J’ville (0-19, 0-7) 5 9 4 4 22
SHS scoring: Alana Gray 18, Sims 10, Alaya Gray 8, Lard 5, Malone 2
CJHS scoring: n/a

Saline 89 Central-Jonesville 26 (boys) Led by eight points from Trent Ledbetter and DJ Rager-Ridley as well as a pair of three pointers by Shawn Staggs, the Bobcats set a new team best and area best for points scored in a quarter. The 37-6 advantage allowed head coach Klint Robinson to start clearing his bench in the second quarter which led to some new career highs in scoring including ten points each from Jay Nash and Eli Ferguson, who also registered the first two dunks of his varsity career. In all 15 players, also a new season best, scored for the Bobcats. The victory improved Saline’s district 2C slate to 7-2 and 18-14 ovwerall while Central-Jonesville lost for the 9th straight time in district play and 19th overall without a win. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
Saline 18-14, 7-2) 37 5 28 19 89
Central-J’ville (0-19, 0-7) 6 5 11 4 26
SHS scoring: Rager-Ridley 15, Ledbetter 12, Nash 10, Ferguson 10, Williams 8, Roberts 8, Staggs 6, Fontenot 5, Crawford 3, Colvin 3, Jones 2, Loyd 2, Bougues 2, Dailey 2, Dison 1
CJHS scoring: n/a

Winnfield sweeps JHHS 

Winnfield 73 JHHS 52 (boys) Winnfield erupted for a 22-5 first quarter lead and never looked back. The 16th victory in a row that includes niine straght district 3-2A victories clinches Winnfield a tie for the district crown with a contest left agasinst Lakeview on Friday. JHHS fell to 4-5 in district play and 9-13 overall. Ajay Tew scored 14, Savantez Phillips had 13 and Zion Gray added 11 but no one else had more than the five points that Symeon Malone scored. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
JHHS (9-13, 4-5) 5 13 20 14 52
Winnfield (21-4, 9-0) 22 15 23 13 73
JHHS scoring: Tew 14, Phillips 12, Gray 11, Malone 5, Leonard 3, Palmer 2, Lumpkin 2, Combs 2
WHS scoring: Hamilton 18, Roberson 11, Duncan 11, Davis 8, Espejel 8, Jackson 7, Jackson 4, St.Cyr 4, King 2

Winnfield 67 JHHS 36 (girls): Like the boys the girls fell hopelessly behind by a 20-4 margin after the first quarter only it got worse by the half as Winnfield took a 35-11 lead into the break. Tyad Davis came alive int he second half for the local girls to end up leading JHHS in scoring with 13. Morgann Magee finished with seven and Kaelin Palmer had five.  The 15th straight loss  dropped J-H’s record to 3-21 on the year and 0-9 in district play. Winnfield improved to 17-9 overall and 8-1 in District 3-2A play. 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 TOTAL
JHHS (3-21, 0-9) 4 7 9 16 36
Winnfield (17-9, 8-1) 20 15 16 16 67
JHHS scoring: Davis 13, Magee 7, Palmer 5, Jackson 4, Bradford 3, Venzant 2, McGuire 2
WHS scoring: Mannin 16, Evans 10, Weary 9, Brown 8, Brown 6, Sapp 4, McMiller 4, Roberson 4, Pikes 3, Taylor 1

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