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HOUSTON – The East Webster Lady Wolverines took their first district loss of the season to a tough Lady Wildcat team from Calhoun City Jan. 21, but the EW girls didn’t go down easily.
City led by one at the close of the first and the half and extended their lead to five to start the final period of play. The Cumberland girls gained some ground, pulling to within one, but falling 52-53 at the final buzzer.
Quantesha Patterson led for East Webster with 23, followed by Kentrina McCurry with 17.
The Cumberland girls put their game back on track Jan. 24 with a big 54-36 district win over the Lady Trojans of Bruce. Patterson again led all scoring with 29 points and Mamie Hollenhead added ten.

Wolves, Chiefs fall to City
The Wolverines struggled in the first period Jan. 21, found their footing in the second period and stayed in the game with the Cats, but took a 62-79 district loss.
Malcolm Jones led with 22 points, followed by Samuel Butler wtih 20.
The Okolona Chieftains also had trouble handling the Wildcats, losing 61-79 Jan. 24 while the Lady Chieftains fell 28-44 to the Lady Wildcats.

Lady Cats take district win
The Houlka Lady Wildcats snagged a win when it counts over the Lady Eagles of Tupelo Christian Prep Jan. 24,leading all four quarters and ending up on the top of the scoreboard, 45-38. Tyesha Atkinson led for Houlka with nine points.
The Lady Cats fell Jan. 25 to the Lady Cougars of South Pontotoc in non-division play.

TCPS upsets Houlka
The Eagles don’t have a lot of wins on their record but they picked up one in an upset Jan. 24, besting the Houlka Wildcats, 58-53.
The Eagles took an early lead in the first and went into the break ahead by six. They had a big third quarter to add some padding and the Wildcats had too much ground to cover in the fourth to catch up.
J.G. Lipscomb of TCPS led all scoring with 27 points. Tyreque Reed led for Houlka with 15, followed by Titus White with 12 and Craig Peden with 11.