SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg boys basketball team found its touch from 3-point range on Monday night.
The Leopards made six of their seven 3-pointers and scored 34 points in the second half to come back from a four-point halftime deficit and post a 50-41 win over the Williamsport Wildcats in the first game of a MVAL Antietam boys and girls basketball doubleheader.
Junior guard Andrew Bentley made five of his six field goals from 3-point range and scored a game-high 17 points for Smithsburg (9-8, 6-4). Andrew Bohan added 10 points for the Leopards. Smithsburg center Clay Marquiss, who ranks second in the Tri-State area with 5.1 blocks per game, finished with six blocked shots.
The Leopards made 11 of 18 free throws, including 8 of 10 in the fourth quarter.
Smithsburg coach Eric Gerber was pleased with his team's defense.
"Our defense is what has been carrying us all year," Gerber said. "Our goal is to hold teams under 40 points a game and hope that we can score 40 points."