The Webb Middle boys basketball team opened its season on Thursday afternoon with a convincing 33-13 win at Franklin Classical. Wes Watson sparked the Feet offense by scoring four points in the first quarter, helping Webb jump out in front on a 6-0 run.
The Feet played add on in the second frame which was capped off by an offensive rebound and a 2-point put back by Wallace Fee at the buzzer.
The Knights trimmed the lead to just seven points in the third quarter before Tripp Mifflin drilled a 3-pointer to put Webb's lead back into double digits.
Jack North added five more points for Webb in the third and closed the game with a strong defensive effort in the fourth quarter.
"Offensively we started off slow, but Wes got some steals in transition that led to lay-ups to get us going. I felt like we were well-balanced offensively the rest of the game, and we played pretty good defense," Webb coach James Garcia said.
"We do need to improve our rebounding and our transition defense in order to have a competitive year, but I am encouraged by the team effort I saw in our first game of the season," said Webb coach James Garcia.
Webb gets next week off but returns to action on Nov. 28 at St. Andrews.
Webb 7 9 8 9 -- 33
FCA 4 2 5 2 -- 13
Webb Scorers: Jack North 11, Tripp Mifflin 6, Wes Watson 6, Ethan Dolan 3, Wallace Fee 2, Luke Garland 2, Hayden Weeks 2, Gregory Kilpatrick 1
FCA Scorers: Noah Clark 6, Wilson Clark 3, Cole Warren 2, Bryce Watts 2
Halftime score: Webb 16, FCA 6.