Middle Feet claim first win

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Feet eighth grader Cham Cham Quao elevates in the paint to put up a bucket over the Broncos' Logan Walker (11). (T-G Photo by Danny Parker)

Webb Middle rallied back from an early deficit to take down visiting Boyd Christian Middle 33-29 for their first victory of the young season.

Trailing 9-3 after the first quarter, the Feet (1-1) answered the challenge by outscoring their foes 12-5 in the second stanza.

They entered the fourth quarter with a 24-17 upper hand, only to watch the Broncos claw back to within a single point twice within the final two minutes.

"We kept them off the boards alright and played pretty strong defense," Webb coach James Garcia said. "Our recovery, close-outs and help were a little weak."

Down 30-29, Boyd Christian's Justin Wilson drove the baseline looking to give his team the lead with 17 seconds to go, but eighth grader Cham Cham Quao came out of nowhere to block the shot and secure possession for Webb.

Quao was just as hard to deal with on the offensive end, evenly distributing his 24 points over the four quarters. Baylor Bishop followed with seven. And, they still aren't at full strength as they await the return of Nick Bates.

"When (Bates) gets back we're going to have a pretty potent offensive team," Garcia said.

The victory avenges a 40-35 loss to Boyd Christian suffered last November. Nevertheless, Garcia went on to say his boys weren't happy with their win and are ready to work harder.

J.T. Morgan paced the Broncos with 10 points.

Webb 38, Boyd Christian 18 (G): Kat Coffey poured in 22 points in three quarters of play to lead the Lady Feet their first win of the 2007-08 campaign.

Webb's Karly Grissom drives the lane for two of her six points to help lead the Lady Feet to a home victory. (T-G Photo by Danny Parker)

Webb (1-1) didn't exactly bust out of the gates in the early going, leading just 4-2 after six minutes of action. Coffey rose to the challenge, scoring 18 of their 28 points to extend their advantage to 32-12 entering the final frame.

"We just came out slow and took that team for granted," Lady Feet coach Ricky Dycus said. "There are a lot of holes in (the defense) we've got to plug. We showed signs of improvement in the second half, but that first quarter was ugly. There's no excuse for playing that bad."

Camarie Martin led the Lady Broncos with eight points.

County rival Community Junior High ventures into the Barton Center on Thursday night at 6.

"We've got four people returning from last year that played a majority of the time and you should be decent, but we're struggling right now because there's no continuity with the team. We'll get there," Dycus said.