By CURT HORNBECKER
North Hagerstown has found its formula for success: A generous amount of defensive quickness, combined with a little more quickness at the offensive end.
That combination worked again Tuesday night, as the Hubs kept Smithsburg winless with a 73-46 Monocacy Valley Athletic League victory.
North has now won five in a row and seven of its last eight.
The Hubs' quickness forced 27 Leopards turnovers, many of which resulted in easy buckets for North. The Hubs shot 55 percent from the floor in the first three periods, playing most of the final quarter with their starters on the bench. All five Hubs starters finished in double figures.
"When we've been successful this year we've had balanced scoring," said North coach Tim McNamee. "(That's true) even in some of the games we've lost. In our starting lineup, all five kids can score."