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Beall gets a Doub three-peat

December 28, 2003|by JACK HILL III

WILLIAMSPORT - The Beall Mountaineers rattled off 19 straight points in the second half Saturday to win the Richard E. Doub Ladies Classic for the third year in a row, defeating the Boonsboro Warriors, 48-35.

Kacey Kahl had 20 points, 12 rebounds and three steals for Beall.

"Beall is an outstanding basketball team," Boonsboro coach Bernie Semler said. "Kacey Kahl is an outstanding basketball player. She did a good job of breaking our defense down and getting the shot."

The Warriors (4-4) got the first two baskets of the third quarter to take a 21-18 lead before the Mountaineers (5-1) went on their tear.

They scored the last 16 points of the third quarter to take a 34-21 advantage. Kahl scored eight of her points during the quarter.

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Beall then got the first three points of the fourth quarter to extend its lead to 37-21.

"The girls did an outstanding job in the second half," Beall coach Tim Nightengale said. "We had contributions from everyone. Boonsboro's zone defense gave us trouble in the first half. We made some adjustments at halftime. We got some good looks in the second half and we played more aggressively. We hit the boards hard. We showed what we are made of by winning the tournament again."

Amy Williams scored 10 points and reserve forward Kaiti Robinson grabbed nine rebounds for Beall.

Jerica Hewett scored seven of her team-high 15 points in the first quarter to help Boonsboro jump out to an 11-5 advantage. Caitlyn Selby had eight rebounds and Janet Cole had seven for the Warriors.

"I thought we played hard today," Semler said. "We just didn't finish inside the lane. Our inside game wasn't up to par today."

In the consolation game, the North Hagerstown Hubs got a 45-37 win over the Williamsport Wildcats.

Chelsea Clark had 18 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots for North (2-5). Cara Thompson added 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Denicia Fulton had five steals and four assists.

"I thought that we played real hard on defense," North Hagerstown coach Barry Brown said. "We played a lot smarter today. Our heads seemed to be in the game. I just think that if our team keeps this positive attitude and keeps working hard, then we're going to continue to get better."

Lindsey Plotner, who made the All-Tournament Team for the third straight year, scored 17 points for Williamsport (1-6).

"We played hard defensively," Williamsport coach Curtis Graff said. "We are still out of sync, offensively. Somewhere down the road, we are going to have to catch a break. The ball is not bouncing our way. We are going to have to turn that around."

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