East Webster counting on time off to give boost

By Austin Bishop

The Webster Progress-Times


After picking up a home sweep of Hebron Christian School last Monday, the East Webster boys and girls picked up an unusual eight-day break late in the season as they got ready to open region play.

The Wolverines and Lady Wolverines were set to play their first region matches of the season on Tuesday when they paid a visit to Calhoun City. East Webster hosts Bruce on Friday, before the Lady Wolverines travel to Ackerman on Saturday to take on Starkville High School at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday in the Mid-Mississippi Challenge that is being hosted by Choctaw County High School.

The Lady Wolverines took an easy 55-36 win over Hebron Christian, while the EW boys posted a 64-35 win.

“We got a chance to play a lot of people,” said East Webster girls head coach Todd Hutchinson. “We are getting ready to start district play, and that’s always big. We only have four district games, so they are all important. It’s about to get serious.”

Mamie Hollenhead poured in 18 points to lead the Lady Wolverines in the game, while Lynesha McCurry scored 15 and Quantesha Patterson had 11.

The East Webster boys led by 12 at the half and then put the game away in the second half.

“It’s the best we have played in a while,” said EW boys head coach Corey Stidham. “To have a little something positive happen to us was big. It was just what the doctor ordered.”

Samuel Butler scored 27 points to pace East Webster, while Derrick Jones scored 12 and Malcolm Jones 10.