Jett, Edwards guide Cascade Middle to win

Monday, January 30, 2006

Webb Middle gave host Cascade Middle all it could handle for two quarters in Saturday's girls consolation game of the Bedford County Tournament with some stout defense, but a big third quarter offensively by the Lady Champions was more than the Lady Feet could overcome.

Cascade (10-8) won 27-9 behind a combined 15-point effort from Laura Jett and Sara Edwards.

Webb took the lead early in the first period on a basket by Anne Windham and made it stand up until the last minute when Kathleen Lohay tied it on a jumper in the lane.

The Lady Champs got a little better offensive flow in the second quarter and led 8-2 at the half.

"We came out and played very well in the first half defensively," Feet coach Trey House said. "Offensively we were hurt a little bit when Shelby Brady went out with a leg injury, but we still hung in there with them. They started to hit some shots in the third quarter and we weren't able to match them and the game got away from us.

"Overall, this was probably the best game that we have played this year. It was good to end things on a positive note."

Cascade scored 15 points in the third quarter while shutting out the Lady Feet (0-13) to take a 23-2 lead into the final six minutes.

"We started out real slow," Cascade coach Stephanie Sutton said. "We couldn't get our shots to fall and Webb was playing good defense and as a result we had a 2-2 scoring quarter. We had two seventh graders step up in Jett and Sara Edwards and they really brought some energy into the game. They ended up being the high scorers in the game and most of their points came in the third quarter."

"Overall, I would summarize my first season as very gratifying. I had a great group of kids that conducted themselves as young ladies should, both in the locker room as well as the classroom. We challenged the kids at the first of the year to set goals and work hard to achieve them. This group never deviated from that course. I am pleased to be associated with this group and I am proud of their accomplishments on and off of the court this year. It has been a total team effort and you can't ask for more than that."

Webb was led by Elizabeth Lawrence with seven points.

The tournament concluded the season for Cascade and Webb.