Hicks earns MVP honors as Webb heads to state title game
Posted March 9, 2013
Updated March 10, 2013
Isaiah Hicks scored 22 points, brought in nine rebounds and recorded five blocked shots as J.F. Webb came from behind to defeat Rocky Mount, 68-64.
Hicks earned Most Valuable Player honors for his performance, which helped lift the Warriors to the 3-A state championship game.
Webb started the game slow, trailing Rocky Mount 21-11 after the first quarter. But the Warriors started chipping away at that lead in the second quarter, outscoring the Gryphons 20-14 in the period.
Rocky Mount, the defending 3-A state champion, led 35-31 at halftime, but led by as many as 13 points in the second quarter.
The two teams played even in the third quarter as both teams scored 19 points, but Webb won the fourth quarter, thanks in large part to Devonte Williams who scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half, including 3-of-4 3-pointers.
The Warriors were able to hold on for the win, despite not making a field goal in the last 2:05 of the game.
Webb forced 19 Rocky Mount turnovers, which resulted in 21 points.
Hicks' 22 points led the Warriors in scoring, followed by Williams 18 points. Mitron Terry added nine, while Tyrek Beverly and Stefan Cates scored eight.
Dante Battle led Rocky Mount with a double-double, posting 27 points and 11 boards. Michael Gainey, Jr., scored 19 points for the Grypons.