SMITHSBURG - Clear Spring's boys basketball team came to Smithsburg Tuesday and brought with them some painful memories to the Leopards.
It wasn't all that long ago that Smithsburg was riding an unbearably long losing streak - much like the Blazers have right now. It was a time when the monkey on the Leopards' back felt like King Kong.
So with Clear Spring putting up a fight in the first half, Smithsburg became motivated to become diamond cutters with a quick start in the third quarter to put away a diamond in the rough in a 69-47 victory to extend the Blazers' losing streak to 25 games.
"We played soft in the first half," Smithsburg coach Dave Morris said. "We just picked up the intensity in the second half. We are more athletic than Clear Spring but they were getting to all the loose balls. They were smaller than we were, so we started throwing the ball over the top of them."