Webb's state title first for Tri-County since 1988

Mar. 20, 2013 @ 12:55 AM

J.F. Webb didn't just clinch its first basketball state title in school history with Saturday's win over Statesville.

It was also Granville County's first boys or girls basketball state title and the Tri-County area's first since the Vance High girls won a 4-A state title in 1988.

Webb's appearance marked the first for a Tri-County boys or girls team since Warren County made the 2-A boys final in 2005. The Eagles lost to Canton Pisgah that season.

David Henderson and the Warren County boys won the 1982 3-A championship over Brad Daugherty's Charles Owen Warhorses of Black Mountain.

Prior to that, the Vance boys won a 4-A title in 1974.