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Brunswick girls overpower North

February 05, 1997

By DAVID BARR

Staff Correspondent

Brunswick opened the game with a 14-2 run behind senior Julie Foltz and never looked back, defeating North Hagerstown, 62-42, Tuesday night.

Foltz led the Railroaders with 16 points, including eight in the opening run, and junior Jami Savage added 10 points and 11 rebounds as Brunswick stayed one game behind league-leading Francis Scott Key in the race for the Monocacy Valley Athletic League crown.

"I think sometimes people get a little jealous because I'm always talking about Julie, but there's a lot to talk about when talking about her," said Brunswick coach Bill Martin. "She's a great kid who always gives 110 percent."

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Brunswick (13-2, 11-2) led 21-7 at the end of the first quarter and extended its lead to 18 points in the second quarter behind the shooting of Foltz and the rebounding of Savage for a 35-17 halftime lead.

With Brunswick leading 41-24 in the third quarter, the Railroaders tried to land a knockout blow with eight unanswered points. They ended the quarter with a 51-32 lead.

North coach Diane Telemko called for a full-court press to open the fourth quarter and it worked to perfection. North (6-9, 3-8) went on its own 10-2 run behind the play of Tia Ferguson. Ferguson scored six points in the run and finished with a team-high 16.

North, which trailed by as many as 24 points, suddenly found itself down by only 13 points with 4:15 to play.

After a North timeout, Martin installed his own full-court press and it spelled disaster for North.

Brunswick shut the Hubs out the rest of the way and scored the last 11 points of the game for the 20-point margin of victory.

When asked about putting on his own full-court press, Martin said, "North was gaining a lot of momentum. We're an excellent pressing team because of our quickness and aggressiveness and we had to stop their momentum."

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