MIDDLETOWN, Md. - For the first 16 minutes, Middletown's boys' basketball team had all sorts of trouble against Boonsboro's zone defense.
But once the Knights solved the problem, there was no looking back.
After hitting just 6 of 25 first-half shots, Middletown caught fire in the second half Tuesday and rebounded from a 15-point deficit for a 70-60 Monocacy Valley Athletic League win.
Sparked by Pete Colwell and Brad Kehoe, the Knights buried 19 of 29 shots in the second half to thwart Boonsboro's upset hopes.
"It took us a while to get going," said Middletown coach Jon Jarrett. "Give Boonsboro credit. They're a very physical team, and they stunned us at the beginning of the game. They were the aggressor, we were flat and dead in the first half."