Wildcats show their teeth
By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent
BOONSBORO - After suffering six straight losses, the Williamsport Wildcats have put together a two-game winning streak.
The Wildcats survived a battle with the Boonsboro Warriors and came out on top 44-32 on Thursday night in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League girls' basketball game.
Williamsport (5-9 overall, 3-7 MVAL) held a slim 27-23 lead over Boonsboro (6-8 overall, 3-7 MVAL) after three quarters.
Sophomore guard Jess Clingan opened the fourth quarter with a pair of baskets to enable Williamsport to stretch its lead to 31-23. After that, the Wildcats led by at least six points for the rest of the game. Clingan scored six of her eight second-half points during the fourth quarter.
"It is always defense first," Williamsport coach Curtis Graff said. "When we needed to play tough defense, we did. We had just enough composure on offense to keep them at arm's length. It was another team victory. There were so many people that made big plays. It wasn't the same person all the time."