Lady Feet turn up defensive pressure

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Clocking in and locking down on defense requires a certain mentality out of a basketball player. Having to do so on consecutive nights with only seven players available requires even more "want to" in order to succeed.

Webb's Lady Feet hunkered down defensively for the second straight night and defeated the hosts of the Mt. Pleasant Tiger Classic 53-37 Tuesday night.

"With our press and our defensive pressure, we've really been getting after people," Webb coach Scott Dorsett said.

The Lady Feet struggled shooting the ball in the early stages and fell behind 11-9 but quickly rebounded to hold the Lady Tigers to five second-quarter points to enter the break up 24-16 and simply cruised from there.

Elizabeth Lawrence led all scorers with 24 points for the winners. Dorsett noted that Karly Grissom "stepped it up on the offensive and defensive ends" and finished with 10 points.

Mt. Pleasant 62, Webb 61 (B): The Tigers outscored their visitors 5-4 in overtime to defend their home floor in the Classic.

The Feet (8-4) rallied from 11 points down to take a three-point lead late in the ballgame before Mt. Pleasant drained a trey to knot the game at 57-all at the end of regulation.

Princeton Harland's 19 points paced Mt. Pleasant. Christian Tisby netted 13 and Jed Davis 10.

Luke Baum's 26 points gave him a two-game total of 50 in Classic play. Bil Carter contributed 15 and Logan Burchett 10.

The Tigers were up 17-13 in the first quarter, 32-21 at halftime and 48-40 entering the fourth.

Webb trots back onto the court at Zion Christian on Tuesday.