In one of the most thrilling games of the season, the Quitman girls beat Weston 31-29 in double overtime that saw the second overtime period played with a running clock.
It ended up playing a critical role in the outcome.
With Quitman up by one courtesy of a Hallie Kate Pullig free throw, Quitman’s top scorer got fouled again, sending her to the line with about 16 seconds left. By the time she made her second charity shot of the quarter, time had dwindled down to nothing.
The victory improved Quitman to 13-2 on the year with both losses coming at the hands of Weston the Lady Wolves dropped to 14-6, half of their losses coming against Quitman.
“It was a great game and it is a shame either team had to lose, especially with the officials forcing us to use a running clock and Weston not getting a fair chance to tie it up,” said QJH head coach Kyle Leach. “I am happy we won but hate it that it came down to that.”
A look back at the scorebook lends to believe another tie at the end of the second overtime would have been in the making. After all the two teams were tied at the end of each quarter and the first overtime.
Pullig led Quitman with 14 points. Braelyn Patton was next with six on a pair of clutch three pointers in the second half. Allie Robertson had five, Brenna Lamkin hit a key fourth quarter 3-pointer and both Klea Blalock and Kinsley Ponder made a basket each.
Carly Jo Griffin scored nine to top Weston with Carlynn Waters and Teegan Hall adding seven each. Gracie Gray scored the remaining six points for the Lady Wolves including Weston’s only basket in the first overtime.
QJH (13-2) 7 4 7 9 2 2 – 31
WJH (14-6) 7 4 7 9 2 0 – 29
Quitman Scoring: Pullig 14, Patton 6, Robertson 5, Lamkin 3, Blalock 2, Ponder 2
Weston Scoring: Griffin 9, Waters 7, Hall 7, Gray 6
Quitman 44 Weston 14 (boys): Joseph Delaney scored 11 of his game high 14 points in the first quarter and Luke Rowe scored 8 of his 10 points in the contest in the second to lift Quitman to a commanding 28-7 halftime lead. Jack Thomas and Lucas Leach added five each and both Hayden Seymore and Eli Jackson finished with four. Keleb Maxwell tallied two as well for the Wolverines who beat Weston in all five games played this season and improved to 9-6 overall. Remy Kennard and Dawson Griffin scored four each to lead the Wolves who fell to 5-13 on the year. Gunner Younse and Eli Henderson chipped in with three each.
Quitman (9-6) 16 12 13 3 – 44
Weston (5-13) 1 6 1 6 – 14
QJH Scoring: Delaney 14, Rowe 10, Leach 5, Thomas 5, Seymore 4, Jackson 4, Maxwell 2
WJH Scoring: Kennard 4, Griffin 4, Younse 3, Henderson 3
Weston 29 Cedar Creek 8 (Girls) – On Monday, Weston scored more in the first quarter that Cedar Creek did all game leading to the easy home victory. With Carly Jo Griffin, Carlynn Waters, Brooklyn Johnson and Teegan Hall all scoring the Lady Wolves exploded to a 12-0 first quarter lead. Brylee Cuthrell, Keely Davis, Addison Falkner and Marcela Gonzales chipped in with points in the second quarter to help Weston go into the half with a comfortable 22-2 lead.
Cedar Creek 34 Weston 23 (boys) – Eight players scored for the Wolves but none had more than five as Cedar Creek methodically pulled away for the win. Leyton Younse led the way with five followed by four points from Remy Kennard. Bryce Tolar and Eli Henderson added three each and Dawson Griffin, Colt Guyotte, Malachi Harris and Colten Otwell all tallied two points each.
J-HMS gridders fall to Cedar Creek
Gregory Howard scooped up a fumble and rambled 78 yards for touchdown as Jonesboro-Hodge Middle School scored their first points at home on Tuesday but it wasn’t near enough in the 30-7 loss to the Cougars that left JHMS still searching for their first victory of the year.
“As young as we are, we knew this season would be a works in progress,” said JHMS head coach Tre’Vaun Calahan. “The good news is that we have a lot of young players getting experience.”
J-HMS will next be in action next Tuesday, October 10th when they play host to Lincoln Prep. Game time is set for 5:30 pm.
Saline 42 Calvin 13 (boys) – Eduardo Quintana and Hayden Laborde scored seven first half points apiece while the Saline defense allowed Calvin just seven total as the Bobcats improved to 11-4 on the season. Gavin Bellard, Elijah Calloway and Braden Robinson got into the act in the third quarter that saw Saline stretch their 19-7 halftime advantage to 38-10 by the end of three.