CREEDMOOR — Green Hope thwarted Webb’s comeback hopes in the first round of the South Granville Holiday Invitational on Dec. 27. The Falcons swooped in to claim the 74-57 win over Webb.
Josh Barnette worked on the inside to give the Warriors a 4-0 score.
After missing its first few shot attempts, the Falcons broke loose on an 11-0 run.
Bence Koloszar, Justin Jackson and Nikhil Ranganathan contributed to the explosive scoring by the Falcons.
Webb finally broke the drought, only to have Green Hope go on a 10-2 run to lead 21-6 at the end of the first quarter.
The Warriors could have given up but instead chose to battle against the taller Falcons.
Jamarri Williams knocked down a huge three-pointer to start the second quarter for the Warriors. Elijah Rogers scored on a short jumper and Williams canned another three to trim the lead to 7-points at 21-14.
The Falcons scored the next three times down the court, but that did not rattle the Warriors.
Williams and Cameron Wilkerson scored for the Warriors, each time edging a little closer. Wilkerson’s three-pointer cut the Green Hope lead to 30-26.
The Falcons managed two more baskets to lead by eight, 34-26, at the half.
Williams launched a three-pointer to start the third quarter and followed with two more baskets. Wilkerson’s two pulled the Warriors to within 38-35.
Green Hope bounced back quickly with a 5-0 run. Wilkerson and Williams traded baskets with Kristopher Lewis Jr. and Koloszar for Green Hope.
Wilkerson scored on another jumper for the Warriors, but then the team went ice cold.
Green Hope began to pull away with a 15-point lead, 56-41.
Markeevis Latta snapped the cold streak with a three-pointer. Wilkerson added a pair from the free-throw line to trim the lead to 10 points, 56-46.
Williams rattled home a three just before the end of the quarter, but Green Hope had a 10-point lead, 59-49.
Williams’ jumper trimmed the Green Hope lead to eight early in the fourth quarter.
The Falcons scored five points in a matter of seconds to take a 64-51 lead.
Latta scored on a rebound and put-back, but Green Hope began to pull away with fast–break layups.
Williams would score the final four points for the Warriors, but it was not enough to stop Green Hope from capturing the holiday tournament win.
Webb has not post any statistics.