Rebels run, gun past Walkersville

January 23, 2002

Rebels run, gun past Walkersville

By CURT HORNBECKER / Staff Correspondent

Like an uninvited guest at a party, the Walkersville boys basketball team insisted on hanging around until it was forcibly evicted.

With just a 12-point lead early in the final period, No. 4 South Hagerstown scored 10 unanswered points in just over two minutes to whip the Lions 70-42 and remain undefeated on the season.

"We played hard the whole game, we just weren't converting the whole time," Rebels coach Bob Starkey said. "(Walkersville) played extremely well, so we had to play well to win."

While the Lions managed to stay within striking distance, South (13-0, 9-0 Monocacy Valley Athletic League) kept them from threatening seriously after a fast start. The Rebels used their defensive quickness to force nine first-quarter turnovers - many of which resulted in easy buckets - and establish a 25-16 advantage after eight minutes. Nick Maas and David Miner led the charge with seven points apiece, while South hit 10 of its 21 field goal tries.


"They're quick, dangerous and explosive," said Walkersville coach Mike Mummert. "Those are the three things we tried to warn the team about. But it's tough to simulate that in practice. We can't run up and down the court like South can. They were a step quicker than we were all night long. They just wore us out."

Six points from Domonique Richmond sparked an 11-point Rebels run midway through the second quarter, as the lead ballooned to 41-25 at the intermission as South's pressure forced six more turnovers.

South allowed just one field goal in the third quarter, but the Lions still closed within 12 early in the fourth before the suspense-ending run.

"Overall, I thought we played real well," said Richmond, who finished with 13 points. "Our man-to-man full court was good. We made Walkersville turn the ball over. We wanted to make them hurry. We didn't want them to be comfortable at all."

While South appeared poised to take command in the third period, poor shooting keep the Lions (5-9, 4-8) close, despite committing seven more turnovers. The Rebels hit just five of 15 field goal tries, while Walkersville hit six of 10 from the free throw line, but canned just one shot (a 3-pointer) from the floor.

Facing a 51-34 deficit entering the fourth period, Joe Ragland opened with a layup followed by a Darin Stull three to close the margin to 51-39 before the Rebels' final run.

No. 4 South 70
Walkersville 42


Angleberger 11, Sanderson 3, Morris 1, Stull 5, Ragland 4, Hannigan 10, McCollum 2, Schanuel 6. Totals 14 9-22 42.


Richmond 13, Miner 17, Suttle 6, Maas 10, Barish 10, Rideout 1, Marshall 8, Williams 2, Mertz 2, Arnett 1. Totals 26 15-30 70.


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Three-point goals-Walkersville 4 (Angleberger, Sanderson, Hannigan 2). South 3 (Miner, Barish, Maas). JV-South, 57-38. (SH: Phillip Powell 13).

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