By Austin Bishop
The Webster Progress-Times
Sometimes things just click.
That’s what happened for the Lady Wolverines of East Webster High School on Tuesday night as they began to figure out Houston High School’s full-court press in the fourth quarter and pulled away for a 49-40 win.
“We finally broke through,” said EW head girls coach Todd Hutchinson. “We did what we have been practicing for two months and began to execute.”
The Lady Wolverines, now 5-1 on the season, began to get the ball to junior forward Quantesha Patterson in the middle of the press. “She would just go right through them and got some breaks to the basket,” Hutchinson said.
Patterson led EW with 17 points, while Kentrina McCurry scored all 10 of her points in the second half. Mamie Hollenhead scored 12 points for the Lady Wolverines and kept them in the game in the first quarter when both Patterson and McCurry were on the bench. She scored seven of East Webster’s nine first-quarter points as the Lady Wolverines trailed 13-9 after one quarter of play.
EW tied the game at 22-22 at the half and led 32-31 after three quarters before outscoring homestanding Houston 17-9 in the final quarter.
The East Webster boys fell behind early and couldn’t recover as they dropped a 61-47 decision to the Hilltoppers.
“They are up nine at the half and we would get it down to three or four points, but then they (Houston) would make a little run and we just couldn’t get any closer,” said East Webster boys head coach Corey Stidham.
Samuel Butler led East Webster with 22 points, while Malcolm Jones hit for nine and Derek Jones scored six.
East Webster returns to action on Friday when they pay a visit to West Union.