Lady Wolverines get back on winning track

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times


The East Webster girls basketball team bounced back from just its second loss of the season with a convincing win over visiting Choctaw County on Friday night.

The Lady Wolverines used 23 points from Quantesha Patterson and 10 from Mamie Hollenhead to roll to a 48-16 win over MHSAA Class 3A foe Choctaw County.

“We just finally got it rolling a little bit and took over from there,” said EW head girls coach Todd Hutchinson.

East Webster, which was 10-2 going into this week’s action, is ranked No. 5 in the state in MHSAA Class 2A according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

East Webster was set to host Winona on Tuesday before playing three games in the Montgomery County Tournament from Thursday through Saturday.

“That will give us five games in eight days,” Hutchinson said. “It’s a pretty tough challenge for us coming right back to school (after the holiday break).”

The East Webster girls and boys teams are set to take on host Montgomery County on Thursday, Winona on Friday and French Camp Academy on Saturday.

The East Webster boys dropped a 63-51 decision to Choctaw County on Friday, then fell to an undefeated South Lamar (Ala.) team 81-36 in the New Hope Classic on Saturday.

The Wolverines trailed just 24-20 at the half against Choctaw County, but couldn’t make the comeback. “Their quickness got to us,” said EW head boys coach Corey Stidham. “We would break the press, but they got back so fast we weren’t able to score.”

Malcolm Jones led East Webster in scoring in the game with 14 points, while Samuel Butler accounted for 12 and Tanner Pritchard 10.

Butler led EW with 15 points in the loss to South Lamar, while Derek Jones scored six.