Smithville at Wheeler Recap 11-16-21

Tuesday November 16, 2021

From Wheeler HS

Booneville, MS

(G) Wheeler Lady Eagles 3-1 (1A Booneville, MS) 48

Smithville Lady Seminoles 2-3 (1A Smithville, MS) 28

Notes: Player of the game for this game was a toss up. It could’ve easily gone to either Rebekah Mason (’24 F Wheeler 13 pts 7-10 ft 12 reb 3 ast 1 blk) or Jayden Lowery (5-6 ’23 G Wheeler 16 pts 1 3’s 3-3 ft 11 reb 2 ast 1 st). I went with Mason due to her consistency throughout the game around the paint. Lowery had an impressive game and still doesn’t have her legs under her after sitting out several games early in the season. Once her shot starts falling again and she has her legs she will be almost unguardable. Add Mason in the mix and that is a tough one-two punch. Then you have to account for all the other gritty Lady Eagles such as Madison Garrett (5-8 ’22 G Wheeler 12 pts 2 3’s 7 reb 1 ast 1 st), Lee Ellen Kelley (5-3 ’22 G Wheeler 2 pts 6 reb 5 ast 1 st) and Catelyn Brown (’24 G Wheeler 3 pts 6 reb). Coach Garner has a chance to make a good playoff run with this squad.

Orlandria Smith (5-5 ’22 G Smithville 12 pts 1 3’s 7 reb 6 st) is a very fast guard for the Lady Noles. She uses her speed to jump the passing lanes to get steals and out-hustles opponents down low chasing rebounds.

Wheeler (home team) 48

’22’s

Madison Garrett 5-8 G 12 pts 2 3’s 7 reb 1 ast 1 st

Lee Ellen Kelley 5-3 G 2 pts 6 reb 5 ast 1 st

’23’s

Jayden Lowery 5-6 G 16 pts 1 3’s 3-3 ft 11 reb 2 ast 1 st

’24’s

Rebekah Mason F 13 pts 7-10 ft 12 reb 3 ast 1 blk

Catelyn Brown G 3 pts 6 reb

Smithville (traveled 48 miles) 28

’22’s

Orlandria Smith 5-5 G 12 pts 1 3’s 7 reb 6 st

Chloe Summerford 6 pts 6 reb 1 st

Barnes Crossing Kia

Player of the Game

Presented by Jeff Robert/Magnolia Hoops

Rebekah Mason

Wheeler

’24 F

13 pts 7-10 ft 12 reb 3 ast 1 blk

Looking for a new Kia? Stop by Barnes Crossing Kia and ask for Austin or Jeff. We have a huge inventory of preowned cars, trucks and SUV’s too.


(B) Wheeler Eagles 4-0 (1A Booneville, MS) 67

Smithville Seminoles 0-1 (1A Smithville, MS) 29

Notes: This Wheeler team looks really similar to the team that made the trip to Jackson a couple years ago. Are they there yet? I’m not sure if I’m ready to book them rooms in Jackson yet but they do have a strong chance of making the trip down. A considerable difference from the last team and this one is extra size. This team is much bigger and longer at all positions. This team is a really great passing team and they love to pass. They crash the boards hard. If not this year, they will be ready next year with all 5 starters returning and some added size coming up from 8th grade. It all starts with point guard Cayden Howell (6-3 ’24 G Wheeler 20 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 3 ast 1 blk 1 st). He is a bucket and is one that should be in the state rankings. He can score on all levels. Then you have the Player of the Game, Nyshaun Hutcheson (6-3 ’23 F Wheeler 23 pts 7 reb 1 blk 2 st). Only listed at 6-3 but looks to be much bigger. It might just be the hair but he looks like 6-5 with a really long reach. He can handle the ball fluidly and is a smart rebounder. I love the energy that Kane Spencer (6-2 ’23 G Wheeler 5 pts 8 reb 4 ast 2 st) brings to the court. He seems to play all out on both ends of the court. Eli James (6-3 ’24 G Wheeler 3 pts 3 reb 5 ast 1 charge taken) is a smart guard that passes the ball very well. Jacob Hamblin (6-6 ’23 F Wheeler 4 pts 4 reb 2 blk) is a very interesting prospect that has tremendous upside. He is long, tall and doesn’t mind playing physical if he needs to. He didn’t score from the outside in this game but his teammates looked comfortable with him shooting from the three point line. If he starts knocking them down he would be a solid stretch 4 at the next level. He plays solid defense and is a cheerleader/coach on the court. Even more impressive was when he was on the bench with a bloody lip. He was still talking to his team on the defensive end like he was on the court with them. That kind of stuff goes easily unnoticed these days but that is also what develops great teams.

Smithville was playing in their first game of the season and Coach Burress was playing around with every lineup possible trying to find the chemistry. He will eventually get it figured out and the Noles will fall right into place to where they need to be.

Wheeler (home team) 67

’23’s

Nyshaun Hutcheson 6-3 F 23 pts 7 reb 1 blk 2 st

Jacob Hamblin 6-6 F 4 pts 4 reb 2 blk

Kane Spencer 6-2 G 5 pts 8 reb 4 ast 2 st

Levi Swinney 5-10 G 3 pts 1 3’s 5 reb 3 ast 3 st 1 charge taken

’24’s

Cayden Howell 6-3 G 20 pts 2 3’s 4 reb 3 ast 1 blk 1 st

Eli James 6-3 G 3 pts 3 reb 5 ast 1 charge taken

Smithville (traveled 48 miles) 29

Barker O’Brian G 9 pts 3 3’s 1 charge taken

’23’s

Clay Tacker 6-2 3 pts 1 3’s 2 reb 2 ast 3 st

Barnes Crossing Kia

Player of the Game

Presented by Jeff Robert/Magnolia Hoops

Nyshaun Hutcheson

Wheeler

6-3 ’23 F

23 pts 7 reb 1 blk 2 st

Looking for a new Kia? Stop by Barnes Crossing Kia and ask for Austin or Jeff. We have a huge inventory of preowned cars, trucks and SUV’s too.


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