Brunswick romps

January 06, 1999|By JACK HILL III

Brunswick girls basketball coach Bill Martin is tough to please.

Sure, he's happy that the Railroaders notched a 50-33 win over South Hagerstown on Tuesday, but he wasn't all that cheery about how No. 4 Brunswick came about claiming the Monocacy Valley Athletic League win.

"That was the worst that we have played since I have been coaching; it is that plain and simple," Martin said. "We woke up a little bit ... just enough. We worked all week planning to come up here and play hard. When we got off of the bus, I think that we forgot what we planned. We're lucky to come out of here with a win. They took it to us."

If a 17-point win is lucky, one has to wonder what it could have been.

Brunswick (6-2 overall, 4-1 MVAL) led 23-22 at the half. The Railroaders quickly took control of the game at the start of the second half with a 12-1 in the first three minutes of the third quarter. Jenn Reed, a 6-foot-3 senior center, scored five points as Brunswick raced to a 35-23 lead.


Brunswick led South Hagerstown (2-7, 1-5) by a 41-27 margin at the end of the third quarter.

The Rebels mounted a quick comeback with the first six points of the fourth quarter to narrow the gap to 41-33 with 3:58 remaining. However, Brunswick broke the dry spell with the last eight points of the game for the final margin.

Jamie Cable scored 11 points with 12 rebounds, seven assists and three steals for the Railroaders. Reed added 10 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots, while Katie Yourishin had 13 rebounds and four steals.

Emily Middlekauff finished with a game-high 18 points, seven steals, five rebounds and four assists for South Hagerstown. Casaundra Cartwright grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots, while Crystal Milburn had five rebounds.

"I think that overall, in the whole game, we did a nice job defensively," South Hagerstown coach Ann Whisner said. "We also did a good job of shooting in the first half. Then, we couldn't score in the second half. Brunswick did a good job of following its shots."

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