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Smithsburg girls keep rule of county heap

February 21, 2001

Smithsburg girls keep rule of county heap



By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent


The Smithsburg girls basketball team completed the regular season on Tuesday night with a 79-51 win over the South Hagerstown Rebels in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League girls' basketball game.

No. 5 Smithsburg ended up 17-5 overall and 14-4 in the MVAL during the regular season.

"We have been blessed to have great players come out for the last six years," Smithsburg coach Jimmy Powell said. "Seven of our 12 kids for this year are on the honor roll and two of them are distinguished. That shows that we have some intelligent kids on the team."

The win allowed Smithsburg to run the table against Washington County foes for the fourth time in the last six years. The 10-0 county record gives the Leopards a 57-3 record against local opponents.

All five Smithsburg starters scored in double figures. Katy Powell scored a game-high 20 points and Eariel Gholson got 14 points. LaNitra Higgins added 12 points, while Melanie Whitt and Michelle Feiser had 10 points each.

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"Smithsburg is quicker than we are," South Hagerstown coach Patty Leazier said. "They have a lot of girls that can handle the ball well."

Meghan Nelson led the Rebels (2-18, 1-17) with 16 rebounds and 18 points.

Powell had praise Feiser, Smithsburg's junior center.

"Michelle is the best all-around athlete in the county," Powell added. "She is not the leading scorer on the team. But she has done all of the little things to help the team win."

No. 5 Smithsburg 79, South Hagerstown 51



SMITHSBURG (79)

Higgins 12, Mackey 3, Stouffer 2, L. Church 2, Powell 20, Whitt 10, Small 2, Feiser 10, Gardenhour 1, Gholson 14, Kelly 3. Totals 27 22-35 79.

SOUTH HAGERSTOWN (51)

Michael 6, Cartwright 7, Starr 12, Price 6, Nelson 18, Mullican 2. Totals 20 10-22 51.

Smithsburg16213210-79

South1018914-51

Three-point field goals: Smithsburg 3 (Gholson 2, Kelly). South Hagerstown 1 (Michael). JV: Smithsburg 34-16. (Smithsburg: Tyiese Williams - 11 points. South Hagerstown: Lindsay Boyd - 9 points.)

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