Moving into the Christmas break, the East Webster Lady Wolverines continue to put checkmarks in the win column of the schedule.
On Dec. 9, the Lady Wolverines bested West Union by eight points, leading in the first two quarters and going into the break at 22-13. The Lady Eagles rallied in the secondhalf,outscoring the Lady Wolverines in the third and running even in the fourth, but the gap was too wide and the Cumberland girls took a 45-38 win.
Quantesha Patterson led with 20 points.
Dec. 12 saw the Lady Wolverines sail past French Camp, 48-28, with Patterson and Kentrina McCurry splitting leading scoring honors at 22 points each.
Coach Todd Hutchinson said he and the girls are using the first half of the season to get used to each other.
“We’ve got a good mixture but we need to get our guards some experience and then we’ll be better,” Hutchinson said. “We’ve got good size and good athletes.”
In boy’s action, the Wolverines fell to West Union, 41-56, and also to French Camp, 39-52.
Rams, ladies split with Wheeler
The Lady Rams put another win under their belts Dec. 12 as they outlasted the Wheeler Lady Eagles through four close quarters.
The Vardaman girls took a 6-point lead after the first quarter, but Wheeler rallied in the second to tie the game 31-all at the half. Both teams ran even in the third, but the Lady Rams got it done in the fourth, edging out the Lady Eagles, 51-49.
Tiara Jones led for Vardaman with 12 points, followed by Shylsses Rimmer with 11 and Niesha Willis with 10.
On the boy’s side of the court, the Rams fell to the Eagles 68-37. Devin Walker led for the Vardaman boys with 15 points.
Wildcats vs. Wildcats
The Houlka Wildcats didn’t have a good evening with the Calhoun City Wildcats Dec. 10, as the Houlka girls fell 24-77 and the boys lost 45-82.
Cassie Homan led for the Lady Wildcats with seven points while Lewis Moore led for the Houlka boys with 14 points and Larry Jones added 10.
Houston sweeps Houlka
Local action wrapped up in Houston as the Hilltoppers hosted the Houlka Wildcats.
The Lady Toppers jumped out to a big lead in the first quarter and went into the break ahead 23-12. The Lady Wildcats rallied in the third, but couldn’t keep up the pace and took the 28-46 loss.
The Hilltoppers took a four-point lead in the first and ran even in the second but gained another five points in the third on their way to a 46-39 win over the Wildcats.
“We’re young but we are improving with every practice and with every game,” said Houston coach Orlando Randle.
Houston was scheduled to play in West Point Tuesday and will head to the McAdams tournament the day after Christmas.