Boonsboro outlasts Williamsport

February 20, 2001

Boonsboro outlasts Williamsport

By BOB PARASILITI / Staff Writer

WILLIAMSPORT - On the surface, it was another episode in the continuing saga of the Boonsboro-Williamsport sporting rivalry.

In reality, it was a battle between the dids and did nots.


Boonsboro took full advantage of the circumstances that presented themselves on Monday while Williamsport failed to do the same. It boiled down to a 61-51 Monocacy Valley Athletic League victory for the Warriors.

"We did a lot of things that we haven't been doing lately," said Boonsboro coach Chuck Ingram. "We handled the ball well. We handled their pressure. We handled their halfcourt trap. We got the loose balls. And we did a better job on the boards. This was a good win for us ... we've been struggling for awhile."

The Warriors (9-12, 5-12) were active while the Wildcats (7-15, 5-13) went dormant. Boonsboro attacked Williams-port's man defense and beat the Wildcats to most every loose ball to assert early control.


Boonsboro turned a 6-4 deficit into a 13-0 run over a 3-minute, 50-second span to take a 17-6 lead it never relinquished.

"I thought they outhustled us and outworked us in the first half," Williamsport coach Deron Crawford said. "I can't explain it. We play solid and hard one game and the next night we are lackadaisical. That's the way it was today ... we were lackadaisical."

Williamsport closed to within six points twice, but couldn't get over the hump against Boonsboro's 2-3 zone, giving the Wildcats a different look than its usual 3-2 set. Adam Miller led Boonsboro with 17 points while Justin Mallott added 10. Jason Knicely had 15 for Williamsport.

"They had beaten us six times in a row," Ingram said. "This is a little builder for us heading into the playoffs after we play Middletown (today). If we can get it going and they believe in themselves and believe in me, we could win two or three in a row and get into the regional championships. That's everyone's dream."

Boonsboro 61, Williamsport 51


Himes 5, Vesley 6, Miller 17, Hanes 9, Weddle 3, Keatzel 4, Mallott 10, Bigelow 7. Totals 22 16-24 61.


Giles 2, Knicely 15, Foley 11, Brown 2, McAllister 11, Basore 10. Totals 22 6-8 51.



Three-point goals - Boonsboro 1 (Hanes), Williamsport 1 (Knicely). Foul out - Foley.

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