Wildcats' speed overcomes Warriors' size

January 27, 2001

Wildcats' speed overcomes Warriors' size

By ADELINE STAEBLER / Staff Correspondent

WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport girls basketball team might be small in stature by Monocacy Valley Athletic League standards, but they know how to handle their bigger opponents.

The Wildcats were at it again Friday night, stopping a bigger Boonsboro team, 67-44.

"When you have speed versus size, somebody wears out," Williamsport coach Curtis Graff said. " Either the little guys wear out because you pound it down their throats and they physically just get tired of banging against you or you make those big people run too fast and they wear out.

"We try to keep our people fresh, we substitute pretty liberally so that we can keep that up tempo," Graff said.

The Wildcats were leading by only six points after the first half, but Brooke Weimer scored 28 of her 33 points in the second half to spark the Wildcats into a large lead.


"(The difference) was definitely our defense," Weimer said. "In the second half, we played really aggressive, hard-nosed defense."

The Warriors pulled within four points three minutes into the third quarter when Weimer hit a 3-pointer to spark the Wildcats on a 16-4 run that put them up by 16 at the end of the quarter. Weimer scored 10 points in the run.

"We played a good first half," Boonsboro coach Bernie Semler said. "In the second half we made five turnovers to start."

The Warriors had 29 turnovers over the course of game.

"With 29 turnovers, you can't beat anyone," Semler said.

Weimer had three 3-pointers in the game for her 33 points. She also went 12 of 13 from the foul line.

Sara Taylor had 13 points for the Wildcats (10-4, 6-4).

"I think overall we've been working hard on rebounding and our big girls, Skyler Sanders, Jess Ross, Lyndsay Platner and Meggie Miller stepped up," Weimer said.

"Our defense did super, Miller and Plotner, our two babies did a great job on Liz Smith," Graff said. "And Sara Taylor, Sammie Smiles and Denise Sullivan did a great job on Morgan Main and we thought were the keys so we had to control them and contain them."

Smith led the Warriors (5-9, 2-8) with 15 points

"Liz played a good game inside," Semler said. "She should have went to the line more than she did and they double teamed her a lot too."

Williamsport 67, Boonsboro 44


Smith 15, Harris 6, Fulks 2, Leggett 2, Amezcua 2, Main 2, Selby 8, Myers 7. Totals 13 14-23 44.


Miller 6, Plotner 2, Smiles 3, Sullivan 2, Pulieri 2, Sanders 4, Ross 2, Weimer 33, Taylor 13. Totals 23 18-23 67.



Three-point Goals: Williamsport 3 (Weimer).

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