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Warriors get 'A' for effort

January 23, 2002

Warriors get 'A' for effort

Boonsboro fights back, but can't beat Brunswick at home


By BILL STERNER / Staff Correspondent


BOONSBORO - Boonsboro girls basketball coach Bernie Semler knows his team's limitations. It doesn't stop him from appreciating the Warriors' perseverance.

Boonsboro kept Brunswick close on Tuesday night, erasing three double-digit deficits in the second half before the Railroaders pulled out to a 60-50 victory in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League.

Since the holiday break, the Warriors have lost three starters - the latest and most notable, captain Deidre Fulks. Semler replaced his senior with a sophomore and couldn't have been happier with the results responded.

"Don't get me wrong, we are not pleased with losing," Semler said. "But I am absolutely pleased with how we hung in there. Katie (Proudman) stepped in tonight and played well. In fact, all our guards played well."

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Brunswick's inside game was just a little better. With 6-foot-1 center Kacie Escamilla healthy again, it dominated the glass, but couldn't finish it off on the scoreboard. The Railroaders (6-8, 5-6) opened the game on a 10-0 run, but never focused long enough to put the game away.

"With the offensive rebounds we were getting, we should have been more effective," Brunswick coach Bill Martin said. "We didn't settle down all night. I think the mindset was, 'We will run away with it.' Well, that never happened, and I give (Boonsboro) a lot of credit."

The Warriors (6-7, 3-6) trailed 28-14 with four minutes left in the first half and cut their margin in half at the break. Boonsboro closed to 45-41 after three quarters, but could never get an offensive rhythm going and compounded its frustration with a 10-for-33 night at the foul line.

"We would like to have less turnovers and shoot a little better from the line," Semler said. "But we also shot better than we have in a long time from the outside."

Boonsboro's Brittany Selby led all scorers with 16 points. Escamilla finished with 21 rebounds, but scored just six points.

"A win is always pretty when you look at it later," Martin said. "But we must start playing better."

Brunswick 60, Boonsboro 50


BRUNSWICK (60)

Buhi 11, Hemp 8, Shook 9, Hickerson 13, Heamstead 7, Johnson 2, Escamilla 6, McCallum 4. Totals 23 10-20 60.

BOONSBORO (50)

Daugherty 2, Harris 11, Low 2, Stevens 5, Amezcua 9, Proudman 3, Selby 16, Williams 2. Totals 20 10-33 50.

Brunswick17131515-60

Boonsboro815189-50

Three point goals-Brunswick 4 (Hickerson 3, Buhi). Fouled Out-Stevens. Technical-Shook.

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