As with any young team, growing pains are expected. The Webb Feet felt some of those pains in a 53-34 loss to visiting St. Andrews-Sewanee on Friday night.
"We played really hard and we are going to get better. It's going to take some time playing together. We just got in a lot of foul trouble tonight and that hurt us a little bit," said Webb coach Jeff Mitchell.
In the first quarter, Webb looked to be in a position to compete with the visitors from SAS, finishing the opening frame down just five points.
Webb cut into the SAS lead by outscoring the Lions 9-8 in the second quarter and headed to the half down just, 23-19.
But the Feet soon saw that manageable number spiral out of control as SAS posted 30 more points in the final two quarters of play while Webb could only come up with 15.
A big part of Webb's offensive struggles, according to Mitchell, came from the free throw line where Webb only connected on 3-of-20 tries.
"We struggled at the free throw line and only made 3-of-20. We didn't shoot the ball that well either. We just have to put the ball in the hole, but the defense looks like it's something that we can work with," he said.
While the team is a work in progress, the young Feet get another chance to add to their experience of playing together on Monday night when Webb hosts Donnelson Christian Academy with the girls' game set for a 6 p.m. tipoff and the boys to follow.
SAS 15 8 15 15 -- 53
Webb 10 9 9 6 -- 34
Webb: Chase Hullet 4, Branson Popp 9, Deion Nixon 4, Dapo Omitowaju 4, Ethan Arnold 3, Rob Walsh 10.