NASHVILLE -- The Webb School boys’ basketball team took control from the beginning of the game and never let up, winning the DII-A District 3 tournament 62-50 Saturday night over the CPA Lions.
“In big games, you have to get off to a great start,” CPA coach Drew Maddux said. “When you get off to a poor start against a really good team, you are chasing all night.”
In the first quarter, neither side gave each other much to work with due to tough defensive play.
Webb held a 12-7 lead heading into the second quarter. CPA made a mini-run in the second, but still trailed at halftime 27-18. In the third quarter, Webb continued to rain 3s to extend its lead to 44-27.
“I thought we were able to get the ball to the middle of the floor and attack,” Webb School coach Jeff Mitchell. “We made transition points, which is important for us.”
Webb did not look back in the fourth quarter, continuing with explosive offense and finishing off the 12-point win to capture the District 3 tournament crown.
“It means a lot to win district, but this is not our final stop,” Webb shooting guard Keon Johnson said. “We are trying to become state champions.”
Johnson led Webb School with 18 points. Jordan Jenkins (17) and JJ Platt (14) also contributed with double-digit scoring.
Braden Zapp (12) and Bryce McCormick (13) led the offense for CPA.
“Both of those guys are great guards,” Maddux said. “They play well off each other and can score in a variety of ways.”
These two teams will continue to regionals in the Division II Class A tournament.