Feet too physical for Ezell-Harding to handle

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Hayden Weeks comes up with a steal and works the ball to the rim where he is fouled and sent to the line.
T-G Photo by Chris Siers

BELL BUCKLE — Ezell-Harding was no match for the Webb School’s sheer physicality on Tuesday night. The Feet used a 7-0 run in the first quarter to pull away from the visiting Eagles and never allowed a comeback effort in a 57-26 Feet victory.

Webb’s suffocating defense gave the Eagles issues even working the ball across half-court from the opening tip-off.

With that full-court pressure in full effect, Webb was able to work the ball in transition and never let Ezell-Harding settle into its rhythm.

Trailing 3-2 early, Webb recaptured the lead on a dunk by sophomore Keon Johnson with 4:52 left in the first quarter.

Taking charge

From there, Webb was able to work the ball into Wesley Hennis’ hands, who scored a pair of buckets from the paint in the first half, before rattling loose for eight second-half points.

But the biggest offensive contributor came from Johnson, who scored 10 of his game-high 21 points in the second quarter.

Jordan Jenkins also had a big night, adding 13, while Hennis chipped in 13.

Webb managed just one 3-point goal, which came from Jenkins early in the third quarter.

Webb will return home on Friday night and host Knowledge Academy at 6 p.m.

Ezell-Harding 7 10 2 7 — 26
Webb 16 16 17 8 — 57

Ezell-Harding: Javon Frierson 10, Derek Griffin 6, Braxton Coleman 5, Bryce Eaks 3, Jamari Liddell 2.

Webb: Keon Johnson 21, Jordan Jenkins 14, Wesley Hennis 13, Rhett Insell 4, Ian Reyes 2, Henry Moore 2, Hayden Weeks 1.

3-Point goals: Ezell-Harding (2): Frierson; Webb (1): Jenkins.

Halftime scrore: Webb 32, Ezell-Harding 17.