Stonebraker delivers backbreaker

January 26, 1997


Staff Correspondent

CLEAR SPRING - Jeremy Stonebraker scored what proved to be the game-winning basket with 1:23 remaining in overtime and Clear Spring kept Boonsboro scoreless the rest of the way for a 53-52 boys' basketball victory Saturday night.

"That is our third overtime game this year and we have won all three of them," Clear Spring coach Doug Allen said. "We made some mistakes, but we still hustled back after we made them. That is a tough game for any team to lose, because both teams played so well and so hard. We played Boonsboro tough the first time. Our kids knew coming into tonight, that they had an opportunity to get a win."

In overtime, Clear Spring took a 50-48 lead when senior center J.C. Schnebly converted two free throws. Boonsboro tied the score when Andy Beard also made a pair of foul shots.


After that, the Blazers went on top by one point when Schnebly made the second of a two-shot foul. Cullen Coleman responded with a basket as the Warriors went ahead, 52-51.

Stonebraker then made the basket that gave Clear Spring the lead for good at 53-52. Boonsboro had a chance to win in the final seconds, but Beard missed a shot at the buzzer.

"It seems like so many people contributed for us in many different ways," Allen added. "We know that if we play some team ball, then we're going to be successful."

Schnebly had 17 points, 19 rebounds and three steals for the Blazers (6-9).

"J.C. Schnebly has been getting the rebounds for us all year long," Allen said. "He is a quiet leader and he is there for us every night."

Tony Harnish scored 14 points, Stonebraker added nine points and Brent Snodderly had three assists for Clear Spring.

Coleman had 16 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots for Boonsboro (6-7). Beard added 12 points and four assists. Doug Nicodemus had four assists for the Warriors.

"I thought there were two major differences," Boonsboro coach Curt Conway said. "One thing was that we should have shot better at the foul line. We usually don't shoot below 50 percent from the line, but we did tonight. I thought that the other big difference was J.C. Schnebly. He just killed us on the boards tonight."

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