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Hubs use big burst to cruise

December 27, 2000|By JACK HILL III

Hubs use big burst to cruise



WILLIAMSPORT - The 20th Annual Richard E. Doub Classic got started on Tuesday night at Williamsport with a couple of runaway victories.

In the opener, North Hagerstown ran away with an 84-60 victory over Atholton. During the second game, Brunswick built a huge 23-3 lead at the end of the first quarter and finished with a 58-33 victory over Williamsport.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> In his first game back since a foot injury on Dec. 15, Scott Rice, a 6-foot-3 junior guard, led North Hagerstown with 27 points, eight steals and six assists.

"I just calmed down and hit the basic shots," Rice said. "It felt good to score all of those points. But I have to give credit to the whole team. The whole team was involved in the win. I thank the people that gave me the ball. I think that if we continue to play as a team, then we have the potential to win the MVAL."

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Evan Medley had 20 points, Tavis Green added 14 points and seven rebounds and Mike Rodgers had 10 assists for the Hubs.

Forward Calvin Williams led the Raiders with 22 points.

Rice scored 12 of his 27 points during the first quarter to help the Hubs take a 24-13 advantage.

"I think that we got a lot of offense off of our defense," North Hagerstown coach Tim McNamee said. "We were able to set the tempo of the game right from the very beginning. It was an up-tempo game and that is our style. Normally, it is in our favor."

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> In the second game, forward Jeremy Wallick scored nine of his 13 points during the first quarter to get Brunswick started on its way to victory.

Reserve center Alonzo Weeks led Williamsport with 11 points. The Wildcats saw a lesson in futility end in the fourth quarter by scoring 22 points in the period. They had just 11 in the game before that.

Tonight, Atholton (1-5) will face Williamsport (1-5) in the consolation game at 6:30. After that, Brunswick (3-3) will square off against North Hagerstown (6-1, No. 8 Herald-Mail poll) in the championship game at 8.

North 84, Atholton 60

ATHOLTON (60)

Collins 2, Taylor 2, Washington 2, Britt 5, Williams 22, Smith 4, Krug 7, Merson 1, Hollander 6, Donohue 5, Douglas 4. Totals 24 9-15 60.

NORTH HAGERSTOWN (84)

Medley 20, Naylor 4, Rice 27, Rodgers 2, Berry 6, Carey 6, Green 14, Salvagno 3, Taylor 2. Totals 36 10-14 84.

Atholton1332717-60

North 24102525-84

Three-point field goals - Atholton 3 (Britt, Krug, Hollander). North Hagerstown 2 (Rice 2).

Brunswick 58 Williamsport 33

BRUNSWICK (58)

Sklencar 6, Lastner 1, Toms 4, Smith 4, Long 8, Brown 2, Foreman 2, Morrison 2, Thompson 6, Goode 4, Wallick 13, Shafer 6. Totals 17 22-32 58.

WILLIAMSPORT (33)

Giles 3, An. Weeks 4, Foley 5, Brown 2, Al. Weeks 11, Basore 8. Totals 12 7-13 33.

Brunswick2321221-58

Williamsport34422-33

Three-point field goals - Brunswick 2 (Sklencar, Wallick). Williamsport 2 (Giles, Foley).

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