Boonsboro whips Smithsburg

February 14, 1997


Staff Correspondent

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.


Christian Broyles had 12 points and five rebounds. Ken Fiscus had five rebounds for the Leopards (0-19, 0-15).

"Boonsboro just outhustled us on both ends of the court," Smithsburg coach Dave Morris said.

Seventeen of Smithsburg's 28 turnovers came as the result of bad passes.

After Smithsburg got the opening basket of the game, Boonsboro reeled off 11 straight points to build a nine-point lead. The Leopards managed to trim the Warriors' lead down to 16-10 by the end of the period. During the first quarter, Lingenfelter and Linton scored seven and six points, respectively, for Boonsboro.

The Warriors outscored the Leopards 21-9 during the second quarter to increase their advantage to 37-19 by halftime.

Boonsboro then put the game far out of reach by chalking up 23 points during the third quarter as it extended its lead to 60-33. Beard scored eight points in the third quarter for the Warriors.

Boonsboro continued to dominate in the fourth quarter as it pumped in 22 points to end up winning by the final margin of 82-46. Patrey scored seven points in the fourth quarter.

Boonsboro went 23-for-37 from the foul line, while Smithsburg finished at 17-for-26 from the charity stripe.

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