KNOXVILLE — Building a 21-5 lead less than five minutes into the game, “What a start. We were focused and very aggressive from the get-go,” Webb School of Knoxville boys head coach Ricky Norris said about the East Region II-A Tournament championship game.
The end result was a 76-51 pounding of Chattanooga Christian School Saturday evening, Feb. 16, in Webb’s Lee Athletic Center.
“When you are making shots at the clip we were making them, it seemed like it sped the tempo up, and we were able to set our defense and extend the floor,” added Norris, whose team improved to 27-6.
“In the first half, that’s about as efficient offensively as we’ve been all year.”
“We played really hard in the first half, came out and ‘threw a hard punch’ as coach would say,” said Luke Burnett, Webb junior guard who was named tournament MVP. He scored a co-team high 16 points.
“We hit them in the mouth first. We executed very well,” said Emory Lanier, a junior guard who also was named to the All-Tournament team. He also scored 16 points against CCS.
“All year we’ve focused on coming out strong from the start. We’ve had early leads throughout the whole year,” said Charlie Wyrick, senior guard who also made the All-Tournament team. He scored eight points.
“In the second half we just really focused on keeping our composure if they made a run or anything.”
Other Webb scorers against Chattanooga Christian were led by Tariq Daughton, junior guard, with 14 points.
Uriah Powers added 12, while David Sanger scored six and Joseph Moore contributed four points.