Oxford Webb beats Chapel Hill boys again

CorrespondentFebruary 23, 2012 

— Just days after handing Chapel Hill its first loss of the season in the Carolina 6 Conference tournament final, Oxford Webb's boys beat the Tigers 81-73 on the same floor Wednesday night in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A playoffs.

Webb (19-6) outlasted top-seeded Chapel Hill (25-3) with the help of a team-high 24 points from guard Mitron Terry, including five 3-pointers.

Junior forward Isaiah Hicks, who has committed to North Carolina, added 19 points with 12 rebounds despite battling foul trouble.

Hicks picked up his fourth foul of the game midway through the third quarter with his team trailing by a point. Terry picked up the pace hitting four of his five 3-pointers in the second half.

"We've got a group of kids that play until the end," Webb coach Leo Brunelli said after his team advanced to third round. "Unselfish, we can get production from a number of different guys and tonight I think people finally realized ... that we got some great players."

Chapel Hill point guard Denzel Ingram led all scorers with 25 points.

"I'm going to tell you, whether we won or they won, a good team was coming out of here tonight," Brunelli said.

The No. 1 seed Chapel Hill girls' team pulled away from Northern Guilford in the fourth quarter for a 57-49 victory.

The Tigers trailed by three to start the final quarter, and the Nighthawks were looking to run. Just as the pace became frantic, Chapel Hill's Jamella Smith came up with a big 3-pointer to tie the score at 41. Freshman Jessica Wall helped put the game out of reach with a pair of 3-pointers to push the lead to 53-41.

Lila Scott led the Tigers with 18 points.

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