Clear Spring boys hold off South

January 30, 1997


Staff Correspondent

CLEAR SPRING - Clear Spring used 23 steals to notch a 57-54 victory over South Hagerstown on Wednesday night in a Washington County high school boys' basketball game.

Junior point guard Willie Jones led the assault with 10 steals. Shane Bussard added seven and Jeremy Stonebraker had five.

Clear Spring (7-9) helped itself by hitting 23 of 40 free throws.

"I'm proud of our players, because we are moving around real good on defense," Clear Spring coach Doug Allen said. "Our kids played real hard. This is a game that our players will remember for a while."

South Hagerstown (4-11) was in serious foul trouble all night, and three starters fouled out of the game.

"I give Clear Spring credit for playing a smart game," South Hagerstown coach Bob Starkey said. "They were aggressive and they hustled. They have made a remarkable improvement since the beginning of the season."


Clear Spring built a 47-35 lead with 4:55 remaining in the fourth quarter, but South Hagerstown rallied and pulled within 54-51 with less than a minute to play.

Jones and Bussard each made a free throw to make it 56-51 with 17 seconds remaining, but South got a 3-pointer from Mike Squibb to make it 56-54 with nine seconds left.

Tony Harnish made the first of his two foul shots for the game's final point.

Bussard had 20 points and 15 rebounds for Clear Spring. J.C. Schnebly added 10 rebounds and Stonebraker had five assists.

Squibb scored 19 points, while Shane Carbaugh added 13 points and eight rebounds for South Hagerstown.

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