WEBSTER COUNTY, KY – The Webster Co Boys 12-13 year old ABA All-Star team hosted the first of several tournaments to be held across the region, this past weekend in Clay.
The Webster team is made-up of young men in the 7th and 8th grade from all schools and community’s from within Webster Co. The team went 4-0 claiming 1st place honors for the weekend.
Friday night, Webster was granted a forfeit win and advanced when the opposing team failed to show up for the scheduled game. McLean beat Henderson Maroon in the night cap 46-37.
Webster started the morning in the second round, facing Henderson White, who was granted a bye in the first due to a blind draw. Max McMain led all scores with 10 points. Trei-Ron Sims pulled down 6 rebounds and added 7 points. Webster was lead defensively by Zac Shoulders with 5 steals, 6 deflections and 4 points. Webster got down early in the first quarter but rallied to close the first forth with a 10-5 lead. The second quarter squad stretched the lead to 18-10 at the half, largely due to the crafty all-around play of McMain and fierce post defense of Justin Bumpus, who claimed 3 boards in the second. Webster coasted to their first win, 38-25, despite horrible field goal shooting where as a team WC went 13-55 for the game. Rounding out scoring for the Trojans was Hunter Hackney with 6 points, Jacob Fritz with 5 points, and Jamon Warren and Joseph Rowley with 3 each.
Central Hopkins and McLean played next where Central Hopkins was able to squeak out a win over the Cougars 44-40. The Henderson teams played each other in the losers bracket, with Maroon edging out White by a narrow margin, 50-48.
Webster Played Central in the battle of the unbeatens and the prevailed with a 16 point win, 62-46. Jacob Fritz led the young Trojans offensively with 17 points, and Shoulders had 6 assists and tossed in 7 points himself. Robert Daugherty sparked the Trojans with his stiff defensive play, and took the games only charge. From the post, Hunter Hackney had a great game with 5 boards and 12 points and fellow forward Houston Beller had another 5 boards with 3 points. But it was Trei-Ron Sims that led the Trojans in rebounds with 7 and 8 points. Fritz was also credited with a team high 8 deflections, with McMain had a team high 5 steals. Rounding out scoring was Zach Pugh with 4 and Rowley with 2 points.
The Cougars from McLean knocked off the Maroon team from Henderson to advanced to the third place game, 43-27, where they met the Central Storm. The Cougars got the better of the Storm in the re-match game, 54-48. Central was awarded third place, and McLean advanced to the finals against the home team.
The unbeaten Trojans continued in the championship game right where they left off in previous games, with a commanding first quarter solidified with a 3-pt field goal from Colten Durrance to close the quarter at 10-4. Fritz scored 6 of his 8 in the second to help stretch the lead to 23-14 at the half. The only signs of weakness the Trojans has was in the third where they managed a tourney low 4 points. But they rebounded and finished strong to close out the tournament with 41-28 win. Hackney erupted on the boards with a team high 9 and McMain and Shoulders led the squad with 4 assists each. The well-rounded scoring attack included: Fritz 8, McMain 7, Sims 6, Shoulders 5, Pugh 5, Hackney 4, Durrance 3, and Beller 2.
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