By BOB PARASILITI
SMITHSBURG - With stakes this high, Brunswick was willing to gamble on Monday night.
The Railroaders put it all on the line - their No. 3 ranking in Maryland's Class 1A poll against Smithsburg's No. 10 slot - by playing two risks. Brunswick broke even, but won in the long run.
Smithsburg ran Brunswick out of its game-opening man defense and into a zone, allowing the Railroaders to rely on inside strength of Jami Savage to pull away to a 65-49 Monocacy Valley Athletic League victory.
"We play a pretty nice man defense but Smithsburg is a quick team," Brunswick coach Bill Martin said. "We gambled and opened the game with it. We got out of it quick once they started beating us down the floor."