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Hubs win ninth straight

February 14, 2002

Hubs win ninth straight



By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

North 82, Smithsburg 51

SMITHSBURG (51)

Colvin 7, Hunt 6, Brown 15, Gouff 8, Fay 8, Myers 3, Talbert 4. Totals 21 6-10 51.

NORTH HAGERSTOWN (82)

Bell 4, Rice 20, Harris 5, Salvagno 2, Taylor 9, Carey 16, Green 20, McConnaughey 2, Branch 2, Reed 2. Totals 36 5-14 82.

Smithsburg9151710-51

North Hagerstown16182721-82

Three-point goals - Smithsburg 3 (Hunt 2, Brown). North Hagerstown 5 (Rice 2, Taylor 3). JV - North 40-33. (NH: Matt Morin, 12 points. S: Mike Trueblood, 16 points.)



The North Hagerstown boys continued their roll on Senior Night as they won their ninth game in a row, beating Smithsburg 82-51 Wednesday in a Monocacy Valley Athletic League game.

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"I thought that we struggled in the first half shooting the ball," North Hagerstown coach Tim McNamee said. "But I'll give Smithsburg credit, because they played good aggressive defense. We didn't have one turnover in the first half, but we just didn't shoot the ball well."

Scott Rice scored 20 points to increase his career total to 1,031, third on North's career scoring list behind Ted Schoeck (1,104) and John Smothers (1,072).

Rice sank a pair of 3-pointers to set a new school record of 44 career 3-point field goals.

Rice also had 10 rebounds, seven assists, seven steals and three blocked shots.

Tavis Green had 20 points, six rebounds and five steals for the Hubs (18-3, 15-2). Clif Carey scored 16 points, Eugene Taylor had nine fourth-quarter points on three 3-pointers and Bernard Harris grabbed seven rebounds for the Hubs.

Junior Corey Brown scored 13 of his team-high 15 points during the third quarter and had five rebounds for Smithsburg (5-15, 3-13). Brandon Colvin grabbed seven rebounds and Brent Myers added five rebounds.

"We did not rebound the way that we ought to rebound in order to beat good teams," Smithsburg coach Eric Gerber said. "We gave up 18 offensive rebounds and you can't do that against a caliber team like North Hagerstown."

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