Dave Switzer
Special the The Gardner News
When GE’s Tanner Webb gets hot, opposing teams better watch out.
The six-foot junior was sizzling on Jan. 25 when his team faced a tough Blue Valley team at home Jan. 27.
Hitting seven of eight shots from behind the arc at one point, the ‘Blazers’ sharpshooter dropped 28 points on the visiting Tigers in leading his team to a 62-47 win over the visitors.
Webb finished the game hitting eight threes, part of a 10-trey effort by the club.  Bubba Starling and Dilon Dodson had the other two.  Starling would finish the game with 16 points as well as being a standout defensively and on the boards.  Zach Hickman added five, Tommy Brady and CJ Hall had four each. Dodson ended with three, and Kyle Huppe had two.
GE led 15-10 at the end of the first period and 30-20 at the break.  They extended their lead to 17 at the end of the third quarter before cruising to the victory.
That win is part of an impressive four-game stretch for the club that has seen them crank up the offense in going 3-1 in that span.
“We put together a pretty complete performance with a nice offensive game and a solid defensive effort,” Head Coach Jeff Langrehr said after the win. “Tanner Webb was unconscious, providing the outside attack that we need to supplement our inside game.  Getting a home win versus an excellent team was huge for us.”
Now 7-5 on the year, the ‘Blazers will be back in action on Feb. 4 when they face Blue Valley Southwest in the Winter Royalty matchup.