By JACK HILL III
BOONSBORO - When the Lightning struck Wednesday night, the Boonsboro Warriors couldn't find cover.
Long Reach raced to a 43-27 halftime lead and never looked back in a 65-46 victory over Boonsboro in a Class 1A South region boys' basketball semifinal.
The Lightning lived up to its name as players raced up and down the court for easy layups.
"We never adjusted to their quickness," Boonsboro coach Curt Conway said. "We don't see too many teams that quick. We're tired and hurt and they just kind of wore us down."
Long Reach (9-13) scored seven straight points in the first quarter to take a 19-6 advantage. Boonsboro (9-16) put together a run of its own to reduce the deficit to 22-15 by the end of the quarter.