Thomas Johnson's fountain of youth poured over Smithsburg in a girls basketball game Wednesday night, as the Patriots defeated the Leopards, 64-48.
"Our young players are a quick team," TJ coach Amy Schmuck said. "They can see the floor well and they can mesh together. One of our benefits is that our young players are very athletic. That is a positive thing for us."
Four of the five starters for Thomas Johnson (1-1) are underclassmen and all of them made solid contributions.
Freshman Kem Wilson came through with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore Sam Koehl had 17 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Junior Porsche Dorsey added 14 points and 10 rebounds, while junior Veronica Ashby grabbed 10 rebounds. The Patriots outrebounded the Leopards, 39-21.
Koehl and Wilson combined to score 14 points during the first quarter to help Thomas Johnson take a 22-10 lead. Dorsey pulled down six rebounds in the period as the Patriots outrebounded the Leopards 13-4 during the first quarter.