Women’s basketball head to District championship game

Freshman Eliza Maupin, 21, shoots amidst conflict. Women’s basketball celebrated its Senior Night against Hazelwood West on Feb. 9. Photo by Emily Stisser

Women’s basketball will play against Nerinx Hall on Mar. 1, at 6 p.m. for the District 5 tournament championship, hosted by Webster at Robert’s Gym.

On Monday, Webster beat McCluer North, 42-36.

McCluer North has the highest winning regular season percentage of .681, followed by Webster with a winning percentage of .542. The Nerinx Hall and Ritenour follow Webster with a .458 and .150 winning percentage, respectively.

Webster beat Parkway North, who has won 34 percent more games than Nerinx Hall.

Head coach Josh Spuhl said, “I think it (the tournament) will be a good match-up. The teams are pretty even.”

Finishing an injury-ridden season, Webster is injury-less and full-throttle, winning the last five out of six games.

This season, Webster has been very streaky, only losing or winning only two non-contiguous games. Spuhl said this isn’t good because it shows the team wasn’t playing consistently.

Spuhl denotes the team’s success to a couple factors: “sharing the ball,” “wanting to win for the team” and “becoming more like a family.”

Spuhl said, “We hope a lot of people come.” Spuhl said playing at home will give the team an advantage.

The team that wins Districts will go on to the Sectional, the winner of the Sectional will go on to the Quarterfinals, and the winner of the Quarterfinals will go to State.

Cole Schnell – Editor-in-chief

This is Cole Schnell’s third year on ECHO staff.  Last year, he was the junior editor, advertising/business manager his sophomore year, and he made several contributions while taking journalism class his freshman year.

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