Smithsburg sweeps Williamsport

January 03, 2002

Smithsburg sweeps Williamsport

By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

Plotner 6, Gogin 2, Clingan 4, Scuffins 2, Grabill 5, Weir 2, Kolb 4, Taylor 4. Totals 11 6-12 29.


Mackey 2, Stouffer 8, Powell 15, Best 2, Hickman 6, Small 7, Feiser 2, Gardenhour 2, Gholson 10. Totals 23 7-16 54.



Three-point field goals - Williamsport 1 (Grabill). Smithsburg 1 (Powell).


Jordan 7, Giles 22, Lee 3, Knicley 7, Foley 9, Basore 6. Totals 22 7-14 54.


Colvin 4, Hunt 10, Brown 9, Gouff 11, Myers 1, Talbert 13, Redick 2, Fisher 11. Totals 17 21-29 61.



Three-point field goals: Williamsport 3 (Giles 2, Foley). Smithsburg 6 (Hunt 3, Gouff, Fisher 2).


SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg Leopards swept both ends of a Monocacy Valley Athletic League basketball doubleheader with the Williamsport Wildcats on Wednesday night.

Smithsburg won 54-29 in the girls game and then pulled out a come-from-behind 61-54 win in the boys game.

Williamsport held a 39-33 lead after three quarters in the boys' game.

But then the Leopards (4-5 overall, 2-3 MVAL) outscored the Wildcats (3-5, 1-4) 28-15 during the fourth quarter to get the win.

Junior guard Sean Hunt scored all 10 of his points during the fourth quarter for the Leopards, with nine of the points coming on 3-pointers.

"I'm always confident about my shot," Hunt said. "I go in and play hard. I don't give up. Defensive intensity led to our comeback in the fourth quarter. It was a team effort and we came out with the win."

Brad Talbert scored a team-high 13 points, David Gouff and Brandon Fisher added 11 points each and Corey Brown had nine points for Smithsburg. The Leopards came through with an impressive 21-for-29 performance from the free throw line.

"We had four players in double figures and one player with nine points," Smithsburg coach Eric Gerber said. "That gave us a well-balanced scoring attack. Our goal is to try to shoot at least 25 free throws a game. Hopefully, we can be around 70 percent from the foul line every game."

Ben Giles scored a game-high 22 points for Williamsport.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Junior Katy Powell had team-high totals of 15 points, six rebounds and four steals to lead Smithsburg (7-1, 5-1) over Williamsport (3-6, 1-4) in the girls game. Eariel Gholson scored 10 points, Jenelle Stouffer added eight points and three steals and Michelle Feiser dished off five assists for the Leopards.

"We did a good job of playing defense in the second half," Smithsburg coach Jimmy Powell said. "The press caused some turnovers and we got some easy buckets. We play up-tempo and we play a full-court pressing game. We have a bunch of athletes that can run."

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