Lady Wolverines looking to return to South State

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress Times


Veteran basketball coach Todd Hutchinson, who has seen time coaching in the college and junior college ranks, is excited about the promise his East Webster Lady Wolverines present for the upcoming season.

“They were very successful last year and made it to South State,” said Hutchinson, who most recently coach boys basketball for two years at Byhalia High School. “We have eight girls who are our core group and we will be depending mostly on them.”

Among the returnees off last year’s team is 5-foot-11 junior Quantesha Patterson. “T is very talented and is a good scorer,” Hutchinson said. “The ball just seems to go in for her.”

Others being looked at to contribute heavily for the Lady Wolverines, who went 22-6 last season, are 6-foot-2 senior Lauren Temple, senior Kentrina McCurry, junior Lynesha McCurry, junior Kendall Wilkerson, junior Mamie Hollenhead, junior Autumn Frost and sophomore Bailie Springfield, who along with Wilkerson will be counted on to handle most of the point guard duties.

“We are going to pick up the pressure a little bit,” Hutchinson said. “When you can do that well in girls basketball it really can lead to some easy baskets for you.”

Hutchinson said he has a game plan for his team and will stick with it. “I’m not going to try and do anything that we can’t do well,” he said. “After coaching all of these years I’ve learned to find out what your team can do, and then work on that.”

The Lady Wolverines opened the season with a 64-21 win over Montgomery County on Tuesday night. The game was played at the old Wood Junior College gymnasium.

Hutchinson said that it was hoped the new coliseum on the East Webster campus would be ready by early February.