Warriors turn tide on Railroaders

February 18, 2004|by JACK HILL III

BOONSBORO - Jessica Ambrose scored 13 points, including 12 on 3-pointers, and Boonsboro walked away with a 50-42 MVAL Antietam girls basketball victory over Brunswick on Tuesday, handing Boonsboro coach Bernie Semler his first win ever over the Railroaders.

"That is the first time that we have beaten Brunswick since I have been coach," Semler said. "The last time that we played them, they beat us by 26 points. So this was a good win for us. This is the first time in 10 years that we have gotten nine wins."

Boonsboro (9-11, 5-7) took its biggest lead at 30-15 with 44 seconds remaining in the second quarter, but Brunswick (7-12, 7-5) sliced the lead down to 37-33 with 6:46 to go in the fourth quarter on a three-point play by junior forward Leah McCallum.

The Railroaders lost McCallum just one minute later when she fouled out with 14 points and 18 rebounds.


The Warriors went on a 6-0 run, which was capped on a 3-pointer by sophomore guard Jessica Ambrose, to raise their lead to 43-33 with 5 1/2 minutes left in the game.

The Railroaders battled back, reducing the deficit to 44-40 with 2:27 remaining.

But Ambrose canned another 3-pointer to start Boonsboro's game-ending 6-2 run to produce the final margin.

"They had strong players and we knew what we had to do from the first time that we played them," Ambrose said. "We got that done. I just thought that we rebounded good and played well together as a team."

Jerica Hewett and Ambrose topped Boonsboro with 13 points each and Hewett added four steals and four assists. Janet Cole had nine points and 11 rebounds, Sarah Keyser had nine points and six assists and Caitlyn Selby grabbed nine rebounds for the Warriors.

Ashley Love had 11 points and seven rebounds, while Diane Wigfield scored 10 points for Brunswick. Kristen Spencer added 11 rebounds and Alicia Stauffer had four assists and three steals.

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