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Warriors put Rebels away before halftime

December 15, 2007|By LARRY YANOS

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro girls basketball team raced to a 23-0 first-quarter advantage Friday night and romped to a 65-15 win over South Hagerstown.

The Warriors (1-1) stretched the lead to 42-3 at halftime in recording their first triumph of the season.

The Rebels missed their first 14 field-goal attempts before Rachel Loudin hit a shot from the left side with 6:32 remaining in the third quarter, making the score 46-5.

"I thought our starters played well," Boonsboro coach Max Shaffer said. "We did a much better job tonight than we did against South Carroll (in a season-opening loss). I was able to use many players and we were able to work on some new things in the second half."

Shaffer used 13 different players in the first 16 minutes of play and 11 of them eventually hit the scoring column.

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"We used so many different combinations tonight, it was tough to establish any flow in the game," Shaffer added. "I think we did play with more confidence and we improved from game one. That's what we want, getting better each time out."

South has had a tough start to the 2007-2008 campaign,losing its first three games by lopsided scores.

"We're young and inexperienced and it's going to take some time," South coach Ray Singletary said. "We have three freshmen seeing a lot of playing time. That's a big step from playing eighth-grade basketball to playing varsity basketball. We'll get better, we just need some game experience and adjusting to the quickness of the other teams."

Ashley Sullivan-Wolfe and Brynn Arnone led the Boonsboro offensive attack with 11 points each, while Samantha Murray had seven points for South.

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