By JACK HILL III
SMITHSBURG - Boonsboro used a well-balanced offense and excellent defense to beat the Smithsburg, 82-46, on Thursday night in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League boys' basketball game.
The Warriors collected 18 steals.
"We're happy to get a win anytime," Boonsboro coach Curt Conway said. "I'm just glad that our kids were just able to relax and play even though we were without Doug Nicodemus and Cullen Coleman, who twisted their ankles. I thought that this was the hardest defense that we have played in a couple of weeks. Even when we were in a zone defense, we didn't get lazy. We were still hustling and trapping in our zone defense."
Bill Lingenfelter had 17 points, six assists and three steals for Boonsboro (7-12, 6-9). Cory Linton added 15 points and six rebounds. Matt Patrey scored 14 points, while Andy Beard added 13 points, four assists and four steals. Kevin Martin made four steals. Brad Conway had five rebounds and three steals.