Shots not falling for Webb in loss to Cedar Ridge

Jan. 08, 2014 @ 11:16 PM

J.F. Webb got on the right track Tuesday with its first 3-A Big Eight Conference win at Northwood, but the Warriors couldn’t follow it up with another victory.

Webb (6-8, 1-3) was held to 28 percent field goal shooting Wednesday in a 55-46 loss to league opponent Cedar Ridge (5-9, 1-3).

Many of Webb’s misses were on contested shots around the basket. The Warriors shot 6-of-22 from 3-point range.

“I thought we were out of control,” Webb head coach Leo Brunelli said of his team’s shot selection. “Playing back to back nights — they’re all bad excuses. We need to come out and produce, and perform and take care of the ball, and cherish each possession.”

Four players scored for Cedar Ridge and each was in double figures.

Sophomore guard Peyton Pappas led the Red Wolves with 20 points.

The Warriors also struggled to contain post players Logan Vosburg and Kyle Jones. Vosburg tallied 13 points and Jones had 10 as Cedar Ridge controlled the glass for much of the game.

Webb led 33-29 entering the fourth quarter before the Red Wolves took the lead for good on a Jones put-back with 6:40 to play.

Cedar Ridge held the Warriors without a point in the final period until the 4:05 mark as the visitors used a 16-3 run to get out in front by as many as 14.

“If we play like we practice, we’re an OK team,” said Brunelli. “But if we play like that, goodness gracious. That was bad.”

Stefan Cates led Webb with 15 points following a 21-point outing against Northwood Tuesday and Tyrek Beverly added nine points Wednesday.

The Warriors have been without injured starting point guard Devonte Williams for six games.

“We were really starting to play well,” said Brunelli. “I was hoping when he came back, we’d just add him into the mix and keep rolling with what we’ve been working so hard on.”

Back to the drawing board.

Webb takes the floor again Friday at home against Cardinal Gibbons.

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