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North boys downs Brunswick in OT

December 16, 2000

North boys downs Brunswick in OT



By ADELINE STAEBLER / Staff Correspondent


The juniors led the way Friday as North Hagerstown beat Brunswick 65-60 in overtime in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League game.

Junior Eugene Taylor had 17 points and junior Tevis Green had 16 points, 12 rebounds and eight steals to lead the Hubs, who improve to 4-1 overall and in the league.

"I have never got as much (playing) time as tonight," Taylor said. "I've got to thank coach for taking me off the bench and making me step up. I like to make the big plays."

The Hubs led through most of the first half, but the lead see-sawed in the second half.

The Railroaders had built a four-point lead with 54 seconds left when North's Nate Naylor hit a shot to pull the Hubs within two points. Brunswick's J.J. Morrison made a free throw to make the score 57-54, but a 3-point shot by Taylor with 13 seconds left tied the game at 57-57, sending it into overtime.

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Naylor hit a layup in the opening minutes of overtime to spark a 7-0 run that put the Hubs at 65 points. Kevin Goode made a 3-point shot with five seconds left for Brunswick's only points in overtime.

"We just did things right at the right time," North coach Tim McNamee said. "We made foul shots at the right time. We got rebounds at the right time. We got the big 3-pointer out of Taylor at the right time."

The Railroaders drop to 1-3, 1-2. This marked their third overtime loss of the season.

"I think in all my years of coaching, I don't think I've run into a situation like this," Brunswick coach Jim Sklencar said. "We have problems scoring at times and all three of our overtime losses, we ran into problems where we fell behind by big numbers early and it's tough for us to come back in a short period of time."

Naylor had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Hubs. Mike Rodgers had nine assists.

The Hubs lost starting forward Scott Rice early in the game to a leg injury. Evan Medley was also taken out of the game with an injury.

"That's a big loss, but we're not a one-man team," McNamee said. "Injuries are part of the game and a good team has to find a way to overcome it and we did tonight."

Kevin Goode had 23 points and five rebounds to lead the Railroaders. Jeremy Wallick had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

North 65, Brunswick 60


BRUNSWICK (60)

Sklencar 6, Toms 1, Morrison 7, Thompson 2, Goode 23, Wallick 17, Shafer 4. Totals 21 14-21 60.

NORTH HAGERSTOWN (65)

Rice 5, Rodgers 3, Naylor 11, Taylor 17, Carey 7, Medley 4, Green 16, Watters 2. Totals 24 11-22 65.

Brunswick141116163-60

North181011188-65

Three-Point Goals: Brunswick 4 (Sklencar, Goode 3). North Hagerstown 5 (Rodgers, Taylor 3, Carey). Technical - Brunswick 1 (Foreman). JV: Brunswick 60-38.

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