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North girls in Doub final

December 28, 2004|by JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

WILLIAMSPORT - The North Hagerstown Hubs came back from a 37-25 deficit midway through the third quarter to pull out a 54-52 win over the Boonsboro Warriors on Monday afternoon in the first game of the 18th Annual Richard E. Doub Ladies Classic at Williamsport High School.

The Beall Mountaineers defeated the Williamsport Wildcats 56-41 in the second game.

Boonsboro (4-3) will face Williamsport (1-6) in the consolation game today at 1 p.m. Beall (5-1) will square off against North (4-3) in the championship game at 3.

n North trailed Boonsboro 46-37 with 6:36 remaining in the fourth quarter, but the Hubs closed the game on a 17-6 run, including an 8-0 burst, to get the win.

"It was a great team win," North coach Barry Brown said. "When you fall behind in that kind of game, it is tough to come back against a good team. That we did shows the kind of character that these girls possess. For that, I am very proud of my team."

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Cara Thompson scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, while Shawayna Morel added 14 points and seven rebounds for North. Chelsea Clark, a 6-foot-2 senior center, had 10 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Hubs.

"If you think about it, Chelsea Clark did her usual thing," Brown said. "She dominated the paint with her rebounding. We had two sophomores that led us today: Cara Thompson and Shawayna Morel. And that is against a good Boonsboro team. That shows that we are only going to get better."

Jerica Hewett scored 29 points, including four 3-pointers, and had five steals for Boonsboro.

Whitney Sheppard contributed 10 points and five assists, while Caitlyn Selby grabbed six rebounds for the Warriors.

n In the second game, senior guard Kacey Kahl scored 19 points to become Beall's all-time scoring leader with 1,001 points. Kahl scored 11 of her points in the second half and added eight rebounds and three steals.

"It's an outstanding accomplishment to break the school record and to score 1,000 points," Beall coach Tim Nightengale said. "It shows a lot of her work ethic and her dedication towards the game."

Tasha Wilhelm scored 10 points and Kierstin Stevenson had four assists for the Mountaineers.

"It wasn't our best showing, but we won to give us a chance to play for the championship tomorrow," Nightengale said. "We had a couple of good stretches where we had some things click. It seemed like our intensity wasn't where I would like it to be."

Beall will try for its fourth straight Doub Ladies Classic title today.

Melissa Sweigert pulled down 12 rebounds for Williamsport. Lindsey Smith added nine points and seven rebounds, while Kellyn Cole also grabbed seven rebounds for the Wildcats.

Beall outscored Williamsport 18-11 in second quarter to increase its advantage to 29-18 at halftime.

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