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Loyd Star forced into quarantine forfeiture

The MHSAA 2A first round game scheduled for Monday between visiting Newton and host Loyd Star officially went down as a forfeit loss for the Lady Hornets due to a COVID-19 related quarantine.

“I hate it for our girls that the season ended this way,” said Loyd Star coach Seth Britt.

Loyd Star finished as Region 7-2A runners-up in the regular season and division tournament. Their final record including the forfeit loss was 13-7.

Both No. 3 seeded Wesson and No. 4 seeded Bogue Chitto lost close road games Monday night in their playoff matchups.

Wesson dropped a 44-34 defeat at Philadelphia High. Coach Michelle Nunnery’s Lady Cobra team finishes the year at 8-10 and will move back up to the 3A classification starting next season.

Bogue Chitto came close to knocking off a Union team that finished as region tournament champs and boats a 23-6 record. Union held BC off though to take a 46-43 win on their home court Monday.

Head coach Robby Walters and his Lady Bobcats end the season with a 14-9 record.