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Webb enjoys a bittersweet Senior Night, looks back on winning legacy

By Thomas Sellers Jr.

Munford Lady Cougar senior Kierra Webb had to set out her senior season because of a knee injury. Webb has been a consistent presence for Steve Poindexter's ball club helping the Lady Cougars finish near the top of District 13-3A.

Munford Lady Cougar senior Kierra Webb had to set out her senior season because of a knee injury. Webb has been a consistent presence for Steve Poindexter’s ball club helping the Lady Cougars finish near the top of District 13-3A.

Kierra Webb Senior Poster

The Coach Steve Poindexter era at Munford has started off with consistent progress and championship.
At the center of that success in his last three years was point guard Kierra Webb.
By her junior year Webb was facilitating the Lady Cougars to a Region 7-3A championship and the program’s first appearance in Sub-State. Hopes were high entering the 2013-14 campaign.
But Webb’s senior year came to a sudden holt hurting her knee in September. Then the week of Munford’s jamboree, Webb tore more legiments in her knee.
“It’s bittersweet going the whole season sitting on the side,” Webb acknowledge. “All I can do was watch.
“It was torn into pieces,” she added. “It was devastating. But I said, ‘What can you do? I have to try to help my team some way from the sideline to the floor.’”
Webb dedicated herself to being a point guard from the bench. Another coach on the bench, Webb worked with younger teammates like Kierra Richardson, Precious Mills and Phenicia Howard on how to run the offense.
Webb acknowledged in her underclassmen days she had a tough time learning the offense and demands of Poindexter. Then it started to click for her. And once Webb got her role down she was pushing older teammates like Wiggins, Robneisha “Bird” Lee, Lauren Zvolanek and Alex Turner.
The Lady Cougars won a pair of District 13-3A titles, reached Regionals each year and captured the Region title last season.
“I realized that we could do good things,” Webb said. “I realized he was on my side and not against me. I realized he was my biggest fan and I started to believe in myself.”
This past season has helped Webb understand the Lady Cougar offense even more and the vision of Poindexter.
“I’m finally seeing what he’s been seeing,” she said. “I see how to help them. I’m seeing things from a coach’s standpoint.”
Webb said coaching might be in her future. But for now she wants to attend Middle Tennessee State University and major in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science.
But is no mystery that Webb has been a vital part of the Poindexter era at Munford. On Senior Night Feb. 10, the coach honored his only senior for 2014. All season he noted she’s a true leader.
Although she missed her senior season, Webb left her mark at Munford in banners.
“It’s been good,” she said. “I’m glad to be a part of it. I hate to see it end, but all good things must come to an end.
“I don’t just have one (memory),” Webb concluded. “All of it and even some of this year. It’s been a good experience. I hate to see it end but everything must end.”

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