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Feet give Huntland real battle

Friday, December 7, 2012

The Webb Middle boys basketball team took a tough home loss to Huntland on Thursday, 53-29.

While the visitors took an early command of the game, the Feet (3-2, 3-0 MTAC) battled back and gave the visitors all they could handle on both ends of the floor.

Huntland capitalized on an 11-2 run to start the opening frame, but it was Webb that finished on a 5-0 run and head to the second quarter down only five points.

Hornets hit 3s

The second quarter was a seesaw affair, but Huntland was able to knock down a pair of treys to push the lead to eight points heading to the half.

Wes Watson drilled a 3-pointer to once again cut the visitor's lead to five points again in the third. That's when Huntland's Will Rector took over and scored nine of his game-high 18 points.

Webb continued to make runs, but was faced with limited scoring chances thanks to Huntland's ability to crash the boards which held the Feet to just 11 total second half points.

Hard play

"We played hard, I can't complain about the effort. They just dominated in the paint in the third quarter and I give Will credit he hit some tough shots in the paint. We are getting better each outing, but we have to focus on some of the little things that help win games," said Webb coach James Garcia.

Webb will travel to Huntland for a rematch on Monday evening.

Huntland 12 14 15 12 -- 53

Webb 7 11 8 3 --29

Huntland: Will Rector 18, DJ Taylor 12, Jee Dickson 6, Alex Simmons 4, Zach Stovall 4, Rachul Patel 3, Jordan Pendelton 3, Kaleob Ashley 3

Webb: Jack North 11, Wes Watson 6, Ethan Dolan 5, Lennon Ilarde 3, Jack Batey 2, Wallace 2

Halftime score: Huntland 26, Webb 18.