By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times
The Lady Wolverines of East Webster High School jumped out to an early lead and had little trouble posting a 47-27 win over Houlka on Thursday night to move their record to 9-1 on the season.
The victory was the eighth consecutive for the EW girls who will return to action on Dec. 28 in the Immanuel Classic when they will play a pair of games, taking on Columbus High School at 11 a.m. and host Immanuel Christian at 2 p.m. The East Webster boys, who are currently 4-6 on the year, are set to face Greenville St. Joseph at 12:30 p.m.
Both teams will then play host to Choctaw County High school on Jan. 3 in a re-scheduled game, before the Wolverines take part in the New Hope Classic on the following day.
Quantesha Patterson scored 15 points to lead the Lady Wolverines, while Kentrina McCurry tossed in 11.
“We just got ahead of them early and then got a chance to play a lot of girls,” said EW head coach. “We were subbing pretty heavy in the second, third and fourth quarters. Our young girls got a lot of playing time.”
Then East Webster boys trailed by as many as 24 points in the third quarter, before cutting it down to eight points late before falling short 67-47 to Houlka.
Samuel Butler tossed in 16 points to lead the Wolverines in the game, while Malcomb Jones hit for 11 and Luke Wilson tossed in eight. Tyreque Reed led Houlka with 15 points.
“We really fought back hard to get back in the game but we just ran out of gas at the end,” said EW head boys coach Corey Stidham.