COOKEVILLE — The Webb Lady Feet have gotten to know MTCS pretty well over the past two seasons. After sweeping the Lady Cougars (26-10) in four meetings last year, including in the state …
COOKEVILLE — The Webb Lady Feet have gotten to know MTCS pretty well over the past two seasons.
After sweeping the Lady Cougars (26-10) in four meetings last year, including in the state championship, Webb followed this season with five more wins over the Lady Cougars including a state championship rematch of last year’s finals with a 73-43 win on Saturday to claim their third-straight state championship.
Angelica Velez put Webb (32-4) on the board first in the opening quarter with a basket barely 13 seconds into the game and MTCS responded for its only lead of the game with a three-pointer by Anna Clay Shirley.
But Webb’s Rhema Collins answered with a basket at the 6:53 mark and the Lady Feet never trailed again.
MTCS kept the opening quarter close and cut the Lady Feet advantage to three points on a basket by Autumn Davis in the closing seconds.
Webb responded with three-straight three-pointers to open the second quarter, including two by Daria Biruik, to break the game wide open.
From there, MTCS never challenged the Lady Feet lead a gain.
Webb went on to build a 37-22 halftime lead and with a smothering defense and an excellent effort off the glass, MTCS simply didn’t get second-chance looks.
With shots continuing not to fall, Webb went on a 20-8 run in the second quarter and followed with an even bigger run throughout the third period.
Webb opened the third with six-straight points before MTCS finally answered with a pair of free throws by Jailyn Banks.
MTCS didn’t manage a shot from the floor until the 3:15 mark of the third quarter.
Webb continued its onslaught with Aalyah Del Rosario doing the bulk of the work in the paint, providing a dominant effort to lead the 22-point frame for the Lady Feet.
MTCS managed to slow the game down a bit in the fourth quarter and was able to draw several fouls.
The Lady Cougs went 10-for-12 in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t erase the 30-point deficit as Webb held on to win its third-straight state title.
Saturday’s dominant win was the 12th-straight game in which Webb held its opponent under 50 points.
For their efforts in the state tournament, Bree Robinson, Collins and Biruik were all named to the All-Tournament team, while Del Rosario was named the tournament MVP.
Del Rosario led three Lady Feet in double figures with 21 points, while Collins added 13 and Biruik chipped in 11.
Webb finishes its third-straight state championship campaign with a 32-4 overall record.
MTCS 14 8 5 16 — 43
Webb 17 20 22 14 — 73
MTCS: Jailyn Banks 13, Anna Clay Shirley 8, Autumn Davis 7, Riley Smith 6, Ashley Rucker 3, Claire Knight 3, Caylee Jackson 2, Lindsey Wisniowski.
Webb: Aalyah Del Rosario 21, Rhema Collins 13, Daria Biruik 11, Bree Robinson 8, Angelica Velez 6, Lauren Rust 6, Aurora Almon-Sanchez 4, Bre’aria Cannon 2, Tatianna Stovall 2.
3-Point goals: Webb (5): Biriuk 3, Collins, Rust; MTCS (4): Shirley 2, Rucker, Knight.
Halftime score: Webb 37, MTCS 22.