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CITY SERIES Webster leads Timken past Woodrow Wilson



Published: Sat, January 12, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



The Trojans rallied from a 58-50 deficit to win 73-65.

By BOB ROTH

VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

YOUNGSTOWN -- The last time Canton Timken's 6-foot-2 senior swingman Ed Webster came to Youngstown, he scored 26 points in a Trojan win over Chaney.

Timken hadn't played since -- lack of playing time didn't stop Webster's scoring affinity for Youngstown teams as he had a 28-point night in a 73-65 victory over host Woodrow Wilson.

Webster had a 13-point first half and a nine-point fourth quarter to bring his team back from a 58-50 deficit.

Webster hit a pair of free throws with 3:51 left in the game to give the Trojans a 61-60 lead. It was the first time that Timken had the lead in the second half after leading by 11 points, 28-17, midway through the second quarter.

Wilson (5-5, 2-1 City Series) couldn't handle Timken's defensive pressure early, suffering 14 first-half turnovers. The Trojans (7-2, 2-0) broke a 7-7 deadlock to lead 22-15 after the first quarter.

Bringing them back: They had a 28-17 lead with just over four minutes left in the first half when Wilson senior guard Ellis Moody and junior forward Randall Poindexter went to work.

It was Poindexter's full court pass to a wide open Moody for a basket that broke the Timken press at 3:54 of the second quarter.

A Webster 3-pointer with just under two minutes left before the half put Timken up 33-26, but Wilson, with a 7-0 run, tied the contest 33-33 at intermission.

The Redmen had a 16-0 run in the third quarter, with Moody tossing in a pair of 3s and Antwaun Johnson ringing up another one. Wilson made a 20-point turnaround to lead 42-33.

With 6:46 left in the game, the Redmen still had a 60-52 lead, but Timken's pressure just wore them down.

Standouts: Timken senior Lamar Broyles had 17 points and 11 of his team's 33 rebounds and senior point guard Andre Floyd had a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists, but it was Webster who was the difference with 11 free throws. He hit 7 of 8 down the stretch in the final quarter.

"We played a little shorthanded again and got another big win after Wilson, with that Moody kid hitting everything in sight, came at us," Timken coach Rick Hairston said. "But our defensive pressure got us back in the game and ultimately got us the win."




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