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S. Garrett sends 'Dogs back to square one

December 27, 2001

S. Garrett sends 'Dogs back to square one



By DAN SPEARS
dans@herald-mail.com
S. Garrett 57
Martinsburg 41

SOUTHERN GARRETT (57)

Pagenhardt 4, Scheffel 1, Bosley 11, Gregg 18, B. Flanagan 5, Liller 16, Stoner 2. Totals 21-50 12-18 57.

MARTINSBURG (41)

Robinson 10, Johnson 2, Peters 2, Williams 2, Anderson 22, Harrold 2. Totals 15-47 6-9 41.

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Martinsburg661514-41

Three-point field goals: Southern Garrett 3 (Gregg 2, Liller), Martinsburg 5 (Robinson 2, Anderson 3). Fouled Out-Gregg.



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg girls basketball coach Don Bullett stands on unfamiliar ground.

Gone are the run-and-gun offense, slick ballhandling and power post moves of past Bulldogs teams. Six games into the season, the Bulldogs must take a long look at themselves - and the court - for their success formula.

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"We're really going to have to be patient this year," Bullett said after Southern Garrett ran past the Bulldogs for a 57-41 victory in the championship game of the Martinsburg Invitational.

"In the past, we've had all the athletes everywhere. We're going back to the basics now."

The Rams gave Martinsburg a perfect primer in simple basketball on Saturday afternoon. On offense, Southern passed and passed around Martinsburg's zone to find the open shot - which guard Robbin Gregg and forward Ashley Liller usually buried.

On defense, Southern forced Martinsburg into plenty of 3-pointers and controlled the glass, finishing with a 34-15 rebounding advantage.

"They were a lot quicker than us," Bullett said. "They've got a great team, and they showed us our weaknesses."

Leading 9-6 with two minutes left in the first quarter, Southern scored 13 straight points in the seven minutes for a 22-6 game. Martinsburg stayed even with the Rams the rest of the way, but the damage couldn't be fixed.

"You'd rather have all your problems out there early," Bullett said. "If we're going to do something in the playoffs, we're going to have to be patient.

"But we're 4-2, and last year at this point we were 1-3, so we're doing OK."

Jefferson won the consolation game, 43-36.

All-Tournament Team: Goretti-Katie Chambers; Martinsburg-Sha Anderson; Jefferson-Lindsay Edwards, Sheron Yates; Southern Garrett-Justine Pagenhardt, Robbin Gregg, Ashley Liller (MVP).

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