by Jason Drake
The Woodville Lady Eagles racked up two big district wins last week to make their playoff run. Tuesday, the Lady Eagles crushed Kountze 56-40. Woodville outscored the Lady Lions 33-14 in the first half. Kountze would make a small run in the third quarter, but Shawnacy Williams' five steals put an end to the run. JuLisa Williams led all scorers with 24 points. Kali Davis added nine more. JuLisa and Davis also led the team in rebounding with 12 and six respectively.
On Friday, the Lady Eagles traveled to Newton. Newton defeated Woodville on their first meeting of the year. Woodville put on a defensive clinic holding Newton to 19% shooting and forcing 11 turnovers. Shaniqua Barlow, Shawnacy Williams, and Katie Crenshaw each had two steals. Shawnacy excelled at both ends leading the Lady Eagles with 15 points. JuLisa Williams and T'Kenah Barlow scored nine and eight. Crenshaw dished out four assists. JuLisa, Shawnacy, and T'Kenah each pulled down seven rebounds apiece.
The boys did not fare as well dropping to Kountze 88-49 and Newton 56-52. On Friday, both the boys and girls will travel to Deweyville, before hosting Kirbyville on Tuesday. Kirbyville will mark the end of the regular season for the ladies.
Woodville's eighth grade girls went 3-0 in the district tournament to claim the District Championship. Woodville opened up with a 38-3 thumping on Kirbyville to advance to the second round. The Lady Eagles met a little more resistance against the Lady Warriors. Woodville came out on top 35-11. The Lady Eagles matched up with Kountze in the finals. The finals proved to be very physical as both teams fought hard for the win. Woodville outlasted the Lady Lions 23-21. Woodville went 10-2 and 8-1 in district. The lone district loss was against Kountze.
The seventh grade season advanced to the finals but fell a little short in the championship. Woodville breezed through the first round defeating Deweyville 29-6. The semifinals matched the Lady Eagles against Kirbyville. Woodville managed to slide pass the Lady Wildcats 31-27. The seventh grade girls' season came to an end on a 33-24 loss to Corrigan-Camden Lady Bulldogs. The girls finished the season at 9-3 and 7-2 in district. The Middle School boys and girls will now start preparing for track.
Eighth grade girls basketball District Champs- Front Row: Bethany Mitchell, Coach Jennifer Mixon, Hilary Mitchell, Alexis Wigley, Faith Sermons. Back Row: Zoey Moore, Shelby Mixon, Gracin Mccollum, Raven Perkins, Chelsea Sargent, Baylee Battise, and Haley Briers.