Briley Peterson named MVP of District 1B, Deal, McBride make 1st Team

Sophomore forward, Briley Peterson and head coach Stacy Tucker led the Weston girls’ basketball team to their first district championship since 2016 and at 25-7, the best winning percentage since 2009-10. Now the pair lead the All-District 1B girls’ basketball team, having swept top honors of Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year.

Weston senior and South Arkansas Community College commit Emma Kate McBride and Quitman Sophomore Cali Deal also earned first-team designation along with Kaylyn Long and Ambree Collinsworth of Castor.

Lexie Millen and Jessica Newton from Weston and Brayli Stewart and Emma Carter from Quitman were named to the second team. Lainee Trosclair of Weston and the Quitman pair of Summer Grillette and 8th grader Anna Leach earned Honorable Mention.

This year the elite squad also had a special designation attached as through the recommendation of coaches from Doyline, Castor, and Weston, Quitman senior Bethany Leach was named Honorary All-District.

Heading into this season, Leach had already been named 1st team All-District for four consecutive years and was enjoying a stellar senior season but just before district competition, she injured her shoulder and then came down with mononucleosis forcing her to miss all but the final two games of district play.

Peterson earned MVP honors after averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds over the six district games that included posting four “double doubles” and a pair of tremendous outings where she posted 31 points and 20 rebounds in a contest against Doyline and three nights later registered a 22 point, 15 rebound effort against Quitman.

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