Webb knocks off Oliver Springs

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By Goose Lindsay

Thursday night was a rough night for the Oliver Springs Bobcats and Lady ‘Cats as Webb rolled into Terry L. Hacker Gymnasium and took a pair of games from the home team.

The evening opened with the Lady Spartans picking up a 65-42 victory over the Lady ‘Cats, then Webb completed the sweep with a 41-23 victory over Tony Ingram’s squad.

Girls Game

Webb’s Marjorie Butler has already committed to the University of Georgia and she showed why Thursday as she scored a game-high 30 points against the Lady ‘Cats.

Despite Butler’s big night, Oliver Springs played well and trailed just 12-10 after one period of play. Oliver Springs’ Sarah Davis led all scorers in the opening period with seven points while Butler scored five for the Lady Spartans.

The second quarter would be when things started to get out of hand. Webb outscored Oliver Springs 17-9 in the frame to take a 29-19 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The third quarter was all Butler as she scored eight times from the floor in leading the Lady Spartans to a 52-26 lead with eight minutes left to play.

The Lady ‘Cats did win the final period, but it wasn’t enough to pull out the victory.

Davis and Katie Fitch led Oliver Springs on the night with nine points.

Oliver Springs (42) Davis 9, Fitch 9, Christopher 5, Murray 5, Martin 5, Carter 3, Ball 6.

Boys Game

Oliver Springs’ defense was there, but they couldn’t find enough ways to score on offense as the Spartans eventually pulled away for a 41-23 victory.

Most of Webb’s offense came via Brandon and Chad Nabors as the duo combined to bury five three-pointers and score 31 of the Spartans 41 points on offense.

Oliver Springs, meanwhile, countered with plenty of balance, but no one ever got hot as Matt Henley led the Bobcats on the night with six points.

Webb led throughout as they enjoyed an 11-6 lead after eight minutes of play, and a 24-10 lead at halftime. The Spartans increased their lead to 37-16 after three periods of play then Webb cruised home victorious in the final period.

 Oliver Springs (23) Annapi 2, Gann 3, McBee 2, Henley 6, Bowling 4, Sweet 2, Wright 3.