Quitman and Weston played their first round playoff games at home. They will be at home again for the second round but they won’t be playing. Neither will neighboring Saline. District 1B champion Weston, ranked #13 in the Division V fell to #20 Pitkin 79-75 while #16 Quitman got clobbered by #17 Summerfield 63-35 in the contest that was listed as a home game for the Lady Wolverines but played at Jonesboro-Hodge. For Saline it was even worse but their loss wasn’t an upset as the district 2C champs, ranked #25 got hammered by #8 Hicks 66-27.
All in all it the first round of the LHSAA girls playoffs was a sad day for north Louisiana as 21 schools took it on the chin in the five divisions of “non-select” and “select” brackets, leaving only 18 left to play the rest of the way. To make matters worse, seven of those 18 beat another team from north Louisiana. Ouch!
With the losses Weston ends the season with a 27-7 record while Quitman fell to 21-9. Saline finishes at 14-18. Jonesboro-Hodge did not qualify for the playoffs.