This past Tuesday evening in Quitman was a historic occasion as the newly furbished gymnasium got christened in grand style. Not only did the 6th grade girls and boys team open their season with victories and QJH won three of the four contests played, a national record was tied that will never be broken.
It was the 6th grade girls team that put their name in the record books by holding Choudrant scoreless in the 22-0 victory equaling a record that has been tied countless times but can never be bested. The 6th grade boys won by a 20-7 margin followed by the Junior High girls team winning their fourth straight of the season by winning 31-9. That set up the boys contest that saw QJH set a new 2023 scoring standard but fall 49-40. The loss dropped the Wolverines to 0-2 on the year with both losses coming at the hands of Choudrant.
In Saline, the Lady Wolves ran their record to 4-1 on the year with a 24-13 victory over the Lady Bobcats while the WJH boys saw their record evened at 2-2 as Saline took a 51-36 victory for their first win of the year.
Quitman 22 Choudrant 0 (6th Grade Girls): London Burks and Kynleigh Leach scored 8 points each to lift the 6th graders to the easy victory. Sophia Kliebert added four and Ella Simonelli chipped in with two.
Quitman 20 Choudrant 7 (6th Grade Boys): Like Rowe scored six points and both Caden Jackson and Lucas Leach added five, including a three pointer each, to lift the 6th grade boys to the easy victory. Kobie Williams and Tucker Goss chipped in with a basket apiece.
Quitman 31 Choudrant 9 (Girls): Eleven players scored led by Hallie Kate Pullig’s eight points as QJH raced out to a 20-4 lead at the half and never looked back for their four straight victory to open the 2023 season. Brenna Lamkin and Sophia Kliebert finished with four each and Breelyn Boone, Allie Roberson, Klea Blalock, Braelyn Patton, Kinsley Pomia, London Burks and Kynleigh Leach all scored a basket. Lily Duck rounded out the scoring with a free throw.
Choudrant 49 Quitman 40 (Boys): QJH outscored Choudrant 14-6 in the final quarter but the 29-17 first half deficit was to much to overcome. Jack Thomas scored a season high 15 points that included a pair of first half three pointers and both Kaleb Maxwell and Eli Jackson scored seven. Mathew Odom and Hayden Seymore pitched in with four each, Luke Rowe added two and Joseph Delaney made a free throw for the Wolverines.
Weston 24 Saline 13 (Girls): Carly Jo Griffin scored all nine of her team high points in the first half as Weston raced out to a 16-3 lead and never looked back. Brooklyn Johnson chipped in with six and Carlynn Waters, Brylie Cuthrell, Gracie Gray and Addison Faulkner contributed a basket each. Teegan Hall also hit a free throw. Jalynn Jiles scored 9 and Xylia Scott added four for Saline.
Saline 51 Weston 36 (boys): Elijah Calloway made six of eight free throws and scored 15 of his game high 17 points in the first half, and Rylan Mauthe scored 11 of his 13 points in the contest in the second half. Edwarde Quinteens also reach double figures with ten points as Saline broke out to a 30-14 lead at the half and made it stand up. Gavin Bellard added seven and Bradien Robinson four.
Lukas Bandy scored 10 points, all in the fourth quarter to lead Weston. Leyton Younse chipped in with 9 that included a pair of second quarter three pointers and Dawson Griffin scored six. Remy Kennard finished with five and Bryce Tolar, Eli Henderson and Colten Otwell all added a basket.
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