Think good thoughts - Knights prepare for North with rout

January 31, 2002

Think good thoughts - Knights prepare for North with rout

By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

No. 9 Middletown 95

Boonsboro 44


O'Leary 13, J. Keimig 22, Brandenburg 10, C. Keimig 12, DeMoss 2, Moser 4, Colwell 16, Louder 2, Kehoe 5, Cook 5, Ladue 2, Moore 2. Totals 38 11-20 95.


Himes 5, Tierney 4, Dowell 7, Kellinger 10, Fulks 2, Smith 16. Totals 16 10-17 44.



Three-point field goals-Middletown 8 (O'Leary, J. Keimig 4, Colwell 2, Cook), Boonsboro 2 (Dowell, Smith). JV-Middletown, 48-32 (M: Tyler Lushbaugh 13. B: Justin Baylor 13).

BOONSBORO - If the Middletown boys basketball team wanted good memories for Friday's showdown against No. 5 North Hagerstown, it got its wish on Wednesday night.


The No. 9 Knights went on a 25-point run between the first and second quarters against Boonsboro, and rolled back to Frederick County with an ego-boosting 95-44 win in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League.

"We have a really tough game at home on Friday night against North Hagerstown," Middletown coach Jon Jarrett said. "They blew us out in their gym during the last game that we played them. Hopefully, we can make it a good game this time."

All the Knights (11-5, 9-3) need for inspiration is this game tape. Pete Colwell came off the bench to score 11 points in a 31-4 run in the game's first 10 minutes, 45 seconds.

Jack O'Leary, Willie Brandenburg and Chris Keimig scored six points each in the run to turn it into a rout.

"We played about as well as we could play tonight," Jarrett said. "We shot the ball well, we played good defense and we ran the floor."

Not only did the Knights silence the offense for Boonsboro (2-13, 1-12), they left the Warriors' coach speechless as well. Coach Chuck Ingram politely declined comment afterward.

John Keimig had a game high 22 points, while Collwell ended with 16 as the Knights put five players in double figures.

Lonnell Smith led Boonsboro in scoring for the fifth straight game with 16 points.

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