Basketball teams in the county play tough

By Ruthie Robison The Webster Progress-Times

East Webster The East Webster Wolverine squads have been plowing through their basketball schedule.

The Wolverines traveled to Houston last Friday night and came home with a split.

The Lady Wolverines defeated the Lady Hilltoppers with a 44-41 close decision victory.

Houston overwhelmed East Webster in the following hoops match with a 58-24 win.

The Lady Wolverines hit the road last Saturday to the Biggersville Classic and tipped off against the Booneville Lady Blue Devils. East Webster fell to Booneville, 74-54.

The Wolverine squads will host Houlka Thursday with the Lady Wolverines tipping off at 6 p.m.

Eupora The Eupora Eagle squads hosted the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves last Friday, and tipped off against the Noxapater Tigers the following day.

The Lady Eagles and the Lady Timberwolves started the hoops action Friday evening. The Lady Eagles took the lead early in the game and scored 13 points in the first and second periods each. Eupora had a 26-17 advantage entering halftime.

The Lady Timberwolves tried to come back in the second half of the game scoring 30 points. However, the Lady Eagles added 24 points and secured a 50-47 win.

Jaliyaah Patterson and Chandrea Watson led the Lady Eagles scoring 13 points each. Sydney Simmons added seven points while Myiah Judenary scored six.

The Eagles and the Timberwolves tipped off next.

Eupora was unable to grab another win from West Oktibbeha splitting the matches. The Timberwolves outscored Eupora in each consecutive period taking a 81-36 victory.

Vandy Smith led the Eagle scoring with eight points . Markelle Eichelberger and Marquez Wofford followed with seven points each. Chance Cooper scored five points.

The Lady Eagles clinched a close 38-36 decision win in a matchup with the Lady Tigers Saturday. Eupora and Noxapater matched each other in the first period, 10-10. The Lady Tigers scored six points in the second period to grab a 16-15 edge over the Lady Eagles before entering the locker rooms.

After the half, the Lady Tigers continued to outscore the Lady Eagles taking a 30-26 lead.

However, the Lady Eagles grabbed the victory in the fourth period scoring six points more than Noxapater to win, 38-36.

Kallejah Evans led the Eagles with 12 points while Haley Robinson followed with seven. Simmons and Kailee Woodard scored five points each.

In the game that followed, Eupora took a 17-12 advantage into the half. However, the Tigers scored 23 points in the third period putting them ahead over the Eagles 35-27.

Eupora added 13 points in the fourth period while Noxapater put up 12 points, which would be enough for the Tigers to gain a win, 47-40.

Wofford led the Eagles with 11 points while Cooper scored nine. Jamall Roby and Trey Pittman each scored five points each.

The Eagle squads will travel to Winona Thursday to face the Tigers. The following day Eupora will host a rematch with the Noxapater Tigers. The Lady Eagles will start the hoops action with a 6 p.m. tip off.