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Webb City sweeps road tests at Willard

Feb. 7—Webb City's basketball teams picked up wins early this week at Willard High School against the Tigers.

The girls team started with a lead and closed it out with a 20-point victory on Monday night.

The boys were tested and trailed at halftime on Tuesday but a 50-point second half launched them to a win.

GIRLS GAME

Webb City led 13-4 after the first quarter but an unusual second quarter saw the Cardinals only tally 2 points, hanging onto a 15-11 lead, but they controlled the second half to win 49-29.

The Cardinals' defense didn't let up as it held the Tigers to just 18 points in the second half and allowed the offense to pull away with the game.

They tallied 18 in the final frame alone to add to the 16 they scored in the third.

Webb City was led by a versatile game from freshman Abby Sargent. Sargent scored 14, pulled down nine rebounds and collected five assists. Fellow freshman Addie Burns added 10 points and seven rebounds.

The Cardinals (9-12) have now won three in a row and four of the last five. The Tigers are now 6-14.

Webb City is at Republic at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

BOYS GAME

The Webb City offense continues to explode as it tallied 83 points on Tuesday night at Willard.

The Tigers led at halftime but couldn't hang with the high-scoring, fast-paced offense of the Cardinals as they were held below 70 in the 83-69 loss.

The Cardinals got 50 points in that second half and scored 30 of those in the final quarter of play.

They also got double-digit scoring from four different players in the contest. Those players were: Barron Duda (27), Holton Keith (21), Omari Jackson (12), and Eli Pace (11). Pace added seven assists. Jackson fouled out in 13 minutes of playing time.

Willard was led by Drew Quinlan with 24 points and seven rebounds. Russell Roweton added 13 points and eight rebounds but fouled out in 24 minutes of action. Braxton Boyer tallied 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds.

Webb City improves to 15-5 with the win and Willard falls to 13-8.

The Cardinals have now won four in a row and after a 3-2 start have won 12 of 15.