Bulldogs second at Union Grove
The Quitman Bulldogs upped their season record to 2-2 with a pair of wins at the Union Grove Tournament, bringing home the second place trophy.
The Bulldogs defeated the Union Grove JV in the first round 74-31, followed by a 61-53 over the Union Grove varsity team before falling to McLeod 63-44.
Senior Bulldogs Trey Berry and Jace Reid made the all-tournament team.
“I am very proud of these boys. This was the first championship game that any of these boys have played in since being in high school. We had a bad third quarter which cost us,” Head Coach Jim Reid said. “We just need to keep improving. We have a tough schedule coming up.”
In the opening 74-31 win over the Union Grove JV, Quitman streaked to a 17-4 first quarter lead and took a 38-10 lead at the half. Quitman outscored the JV Lions 36-21 in the second half. Reid hit for 31 points, including seven buckets from three-point range while Berry added 24 points. Reid added nine steals and Berry had eight thefts. Other Bulldog scoring came from Aiden Corrior and Ford Tannebaum with seven points each. Reid also had nine steals with Berry adding eight steals and Ben Burroughs five steals.
The Bulldogs faced the Union Grove varsity in round two and were hot from the beginning, taking a 23-10 lead after just one quarter. Quitman took a 38-20 lead at intermission. The game got tighter in the second half, but Quitman held a comfortable lead in the second half. Reid tallied 24 points including seven triples with Berry adding 16 points and Rylie Flanagan 10. Tannebaum added six points and Corrior scored four points while hauling down seven rebounds and dishing out seven assists.
The championship game was close in the first half with Quitman taking a 25-23 advantage. The third quarter was costly for the Bulldogs as McLeod went on a 27-6 run. The final score was 63-44. Berry and Reid each had 12 points while Corrior added 10.
After going to Van Monday, the Bulldogs were scheduled to host North Hopkins Tuesday. Next week Quitman will host Cumby Tuesday and then travel west for the Lipan Tournament.