Schedule changes possible for EW hoops

By Austin Bishop

Webster Progress Times


The East Webster boys and basketball teams were hoping to play both Thursday and Friday this week, but as of press time, the exact schedule of games was still up in the air.

The one game that for sure must be made up is a road match-up against Okolona. That game was originally scheduled for Tuesday and will now be played on Thursday.

The Wolverines and Lady Wolverines are scheduled to host Vardaman either Friday or Saturday for ‘Senior Night.’

“Hopefully we will be able to work something out,” EWHS head girls coach Todd Hutchinson said on Wednesday morning. “Everybody is trying to get their games in before we start district tournaments.”

The East Webster girls are currently seeded second in the region and would not have to play until Thursday, Feb. 20 at either 4 p.m. or 7 p.m.

The East Webster boys will have to play a play-in game on Tuesday in the tournament begin held at Bruce at 7:30 p.m. against Okolona. A win on Tuesday would advance the Wolverines into the semifinals and assure them of a spot in the play-in round of the MHSAA Class 2A North State Tournament the following week.

On Friday night the Lady Wolverines outscored homestanding Eupora 30-20 in the second half to take a 53-42 win.

“It was their senior night and they played with a lot of energy and we were uptight most of the game,” Hutchinson said.

Quantesha Patterson pumped in 19 points to help lead the 19-5 Lady Wolverines to the victory, while Mamie Hollenhead hit for 15 points and Lynesha McCurry scored 10. East Webster trailed 13-10 after one quarter of play, but managed to take a 23-22 lead at the half, before stretching things out in the second half.

The East Webster boys held a 24-21 lead over the Eagles at the half, but dropped a 53-48 decision to rival EHS in the end.

“We were in a lot of foul trouble,” said EW head boys coach Corey Stidham. “That put us in a bind right at the start of the game. We wound up having three players foul out.”

Samuel Butler led East Webster with 19 points, while Malcolm Jones scored nine and Tanner Pritchard hit for eight.