Boys Basketball-North cuts down South

February 16, 1997


Staff Correspondent

In a classic match-up of size and power against speed and aggressiveness, the little guys won out.

North Hagerstown used it quickness to chop South Hagerstown down to size on Saturday to score a 61-44 win in the renewal of the city rivalry at North.

"Speed kills," South coach Bob Starkey said. "North was more aggresive then we were and their quickness as a team was dominating."

The Rebels (5-13, 3-12 in the MVAL) lost its height early. Antonie Becks, South's 6-foot-11 center, picked up three fouls in the first period.


North took advantage of Becks' absence quickly. Richie Pantophlet scored four straight points to give the Hubs a 18-14 lead after the first quarter.

"Even though South was much bigger than us on the inside, we had to establish an inside presence," North coach Tim McNamee said.

North's lead grew to 35-28 at the half. South came back to start the second half when Becks re-entered the game.

Eric Socks hit a 3-point shot and Shane Carbaugh followed with a layup to pull the Rebels within 38-34. But North maintained a 42-36 lead after three periods.

North (14-4, 12-3 in the MVAL) wore down the Rebels in the final eight minutes. The Hubs pounded the ball inside against Becks, who was playing with four fouls. He fouled out with 6:18 remaining.

Without Becks, the Hubs closed the game with a 17-5 run.

Devin Carey led four North players with 19 points. Pantophlet added 18 with 10 boards.

South was led by Carbaugh, who had a team-high 13 points. Scott Devore added 11 points for the Rebels.

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