By CURT HORNBECKER
BOONSBORO - With Boonsboro's offensive firepower, Catoctin could ill-afford any defensive letdowns.
And when the opportunity arose Thursday night, the Warriors boys' basketball team was quick to take advantage, outscoring the Cougars, 22-3, within a five-minute span in the second quarter en route to a 71-56 victory in the basketball season opener for both Monocacy Valley Athletic League squads.
"We just had defensive lapse," said Catoctin coach Chris Barnhart. "When you give up 44 points in a half, you're just not playing good defense."
The Cougars trailed by just three point early in the second quarter when Boonsboro caught fire. While Doug Nicodemus was pounding the boards and getting easy, second-chance buckets, Andy Beard was bombing from 3-point range.