COLUMBIA -- For the first time this season, the Webb Feet was able to string together back-to-back wins, with the latest coming over Zion Christian on Monday night. While it was a struggle in the first half, Webb was able to make a few adjustments and close out the game with a 61-52 victory to its credit.
Zion charged out to a 13-8 lead by the end of the first frame, and finished the opening half with a slim advantage. Still, the deficit was manageable, and the Feet found themselves down just three points after the first 16 minutes, despite struggling through much of the first half.
"It was a struggle, we were down at the half. But then Chase (Hullett), Rod (Walsh), and Branson (Popp) really came on in the second half," said Webb coach Jeff Mitchell.
And it was total domination in the second half from Webb's big three.
Webb went on to outscore Zion 18-13 in the third and 20-13 in the fourth for the final margin of victory, 61-52.
While the offense flexed its muscle on Monday night, Mitchell credited the team's defensive ability for allowing a chance to pick up the second consecutive victory.
"Our defense is getting better and we're kind of learning how to win some of these close games," he said.
In all, Chase Hullett led all scorers with 24 points, while Popp and Walsh added 16 and 14, respectively.
Terrell Blakesleay paced Zion with 19 points while Alex McKelvy added 10.
The Feet return to their home court this evening for a 7:30 tip-off against USN.
Webb 8 15 18 20 -- 61
Zion 13 13 13 13 -- 52
Webb: Chase Hullett 24, Branson Popp 16, Rod Walsh 14, Dapo 5, Robert Windham 2
Zion: Terrell Blakesleay 19, Alex McKelvy 10, Caleb Coble 6, Jay Givens 5, Hunter Moser 4, Jesse Buckner 2, Campbell Bybee 2, Michael O'brein 2, Jarrett Delozier 2.
Halftime score: Zion 26, Webb 23.