By CURT HORNBECKER
SMITHSBURG - It's hard to believe that a mere coincidence could have such a dramatic impact on a basketball game.
The coincidence was that while Smithsburg's girls' basketball team was playing among its best eight minutes of basketball all season, North Hagerstown played about as poorly as its played all year.
The result was a 15-4 third-period rally for the Leopards, which highlighted a 57-44 Monocacy Valley Athletic League contest Thursday night.
"We came out stale," said Hubs coach Diane Telemko of her club's third-quarter effort. "It was almost like we didn't know what to do, or we weren't quick enough to adjust. When we go through spurts like that, it's harder for us to get back into the flow."