Improving 'Cats beat South

February 04, 2002

Improving 'Cats beat South

By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

Williamsport 38, South 24


Redmond 3, Fowler 8, Nelson 13. Totals 8 8-17 24.


Saufley 3, Plotner 9, Gogin 6, Clingan 5, Scuffins 2, Grabill 7, Hamilton 3, Taylor 3. Totals 12 14-21 38.

South Hagerstown46410-24


JV: Williamsport, 38-26 (W: Ashley Kunkelman 18 points).

WILLIAMSPORT - Appearances can be deceiving, and a perfect example is the Williamsport Wildcats girls basketball team.

The Wildcats are playing better than their 6-11 overall record indicates and they illustrated that on Saturday afternoon when they defeated the South Hagerstown Rebels 38-24 in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League game.


"People that judge us by our record are making a mistake about how much improvement we have made," Williamsport coach Curtis Graff said.

"I feel really good about this team. We haven't depended on just one person all year and we are not going to start now. My philosophy is to develop everybody to the best of their ability. The team comes first."

Graff pointed out the Wildcats have shown improvement against different opponents this year.

"We have played some good teams tough and then there have been a few games where we have been blown out," Graff said. "But the part that I am looking at is that the only team that we played worse against the second time around was Smithsburg. That shows that we have been making progress."

Six-foot sophomore center Lindsey Plotner finished with nine points and five rebounds for Williamsport (4-9 MVAL). The Wildcats made 14 of 21 foul shots.

Meghan Nelson had 13 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks and three steals for South Hagerstown (1-13, 0-13).

Freshman point guard Jamie Fowler scored all eight of her points during the second half, while Shaketa Redmond added four steals and five rebounds for the Rebels.

"We played hard," South Hagerstown coach Patty Leazier said. "We didn't make a lot of our shots. We committed a lot of unnecessary fouls. We put them on the line and they made the majority of their foul shots."

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