Webb girls fall short in quest for third consecutive state title

By Tom Wood / sports@knoxnews.com

NASHVILLE – There was sadness and disappointment, long before the final buzzer Saturday at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena.

Webb School (22-11) saw its dream of a third consecutive title come to an end as Northpoint Christian (31-2) won the Division II-A girls basketball state championship 63-42.

The Trojans from Southaven, Miss., scored the game’s first seven points, made 22 of 36 foul shots and led by as many as 26 to earn their first title in six state tournament appearances.

Meanwhile, Webb missed its first five shots, was 5 of 21 from the field in the first half and wound up shooting just 28.8 percent for the game, making 15 of 52 field goal attempts.

“They were the better team today. They shot a lot of free throws and we put them there,” Webb coach Shelley Collier said. “I don’t want to take anything away from Northpoint because they’re a great team, however, I think we beat ourselves at times.”

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