Webb 2nd in FHS tourney

Beating Chattanooga powerhouse Hamilton Heights 67-58 behind standout junior wing Lukas Walls’ 24 points, then edging perennial Knoxville power Fulton in the semifinals 62-60 without Walls, Webb School of Knoxville was 4-0 heading into the championship game of Belle Building Group Farragut Thanksgiving Tournament Saturday night, Nov. 27.

But the explosiveness, shooting touch and offensive patience of Webb was more than matched by the size, defense and patience of Morristown East — plus standout senior guard Micah Simpson’s game-high 36 points.

While the Spartans badly missed having the 6-foot-3 Walls, out with the flu, “Morristown East was just better than us,” Webb head coach Ricky Norris said about a 70-57 MEHS win, as the unbeaten Hurricanes (6-0) rebounded from a 31-28 halftime deficit with a 13-0 run to begin the third quarter and never looked back.

“We cut it to six and had a three-(point shot) to cut it to three, but missed it,” he added.

However, “This tournament was great for us,” Norris said. “I can’t imagine a more challenging stretch than Hamilton Heights, Fulton and Morristown East ... I think we found out a lot about ourselves.”

Webb fell Saturday despite a team-high 18 points from sophomore guard Brandon Winton (16 versus Fulton). Senior wing Luke Lentz added 10, while senior guard Jaylon Green scored nine and senior wing Devin Mixon had eight. Eighth-grade wing Shavar Young scored six.

Against Fulton, Lentz led in scoring with 22 after pumping in 16 versus Hamilton Heights.