The first tournament to be played in the newly refurbished gymnasium at Quitman High School will take place this coming Thursday and Friday when the Quitman Junior High team plays host to seven area schools in girls and boys competition. Tournament schedule.
4:00 pm – Weston vs Choudrant (Girls)
4:45 pm – Weston vs Choudrant (Boys)
5:30 pm – Claiborne Christian vs Dodson (Girls)
6:15 pm – Claiborne Christian vs Dodson (Boys)
7:00 pm – Quitman vs Calvin (Girls)
7:45 pm – Quitman vs Calvin (Boys)
4:00 pm – Castor vs Quitman/Calvin winner (Girls)
4:45 pm – Castor vs Quitman/Calvin winner (Boys)
5:30 pm – Weston/Choudrant winner vs Claiborne/Dodson winner (Girls)
6:15 pm – Weston/Choudrant winner vs Claiborne/Dodson winner (Boys)
7:00 pm – Girls Finals
7:45 pm – Boys Finals
Quitman Jr. High sweeps Saline
Quitman 24 Saline 24 (boys) Sixth grader Joseph Delaney set a new season team mark and personal career best by hitting four three pointers en route to a team high 12 points to help Quitman Junior High gain revenge of the loss to Saline in the finals of the Dodson Tournament last Friday. The Wolverines evened their season slate to 3-3 with their third victory in the last four games.
Elijah Calloway and Rylan Mauthe scored four each and Braiden Robinson added a basket to lift Saline to a 10-8 first quarter lead. Two trey’s by Delaney and two points from Eli Jackson kept it close. The Bobcats stretched the lead to 14-10 at the half with Calloway and Robinson hitting a bucket each and Hayden Seymore getting the only points for the Wolverines.
A three pointer each from Delaney and Seymore and a basket by Kaleb Maxwell helped Quitman storm back to take a 18-16 lead after three in the defensive slugfest with Gavin Bellard making the only two points of the quarter for Saline. Calloway scored six and Bellard two in the final frame for the Bobcats but it wasn’t enough to offset Delaney’s fourth trey and four clutch points by Mathew Odom.
Saline scoring: Calloway 12, Robinson 4, Mauthe 4, Bellard 4
Quitman 25 Saline 16 (girls) Talk about taking over! Hallie Kate Pullig scored 13 of her game high 17 points in the fourth quarter to lift Quitman to the come from behind victory. The victory overshadowed another superb effort, this one turned in by Jalynn Jiles who paced Saline to a 12-5 halftime lead and scored every point for the Lady Bobcats. Breelyn Boone also came up big for Quitman, making four of her six points in the contest in the second half that saw Quitman outscore Saline 20-4. Brenna Lamkin and London Burks added a free throw each as Quitman improved to 5-1 on the year.
Saline scoring: Jiles 16