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Indians Walck over Camp Hill

January 05, 2008|By CHRIS CARTER

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro junior Jamison Walck stands 5-foot-10 with the shape of an offensive lineman.

The Indians forward showed Friday night he has the touch of a jump shooter.

Walck hit all three of his attempts from beyond 16 feet and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line to lead Waynesboro to a 59-47 win against Camp Hill.

The bulky Walck also powered his way inside with a pair of baskets in the post and finished with a game-high 17 points.

"(Camp Hill coach Kevin Rutherford) mentioned in pregame warmups that (Walck) is a thick kid. ... Then he saw him step out and hit a 3," said Waynesboro coach Tom Hoffman. "He's a big kid, but he's skilled kid. He hits the weight room hard."

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Walck scored 11 points and made a pair of steals in the first quarter as Waynesboro staked a 20-10 lead. The Indians opened the second frame with a 12-3 spurt, capped by a pair of Walck free throws, and he had 13 points at halftime.

"My teammates were just getting me in position to score points," Walck said. "We might have got happy with the big lead and we stopped pushing it, though."

The Indians (7-5) scored their last points of the first half with 2:51 left and Camp Hill closed the score to 32-17 by halftime.

The Lions (4-9) pulled the score to 43-32 by the end of the third quarter and closed the gap to single digits for the first time since the opening quarter when Ryan Stroup hit a 3 with 6:19 left in the game. A driving layup by Lucas Hamm closed the deficit to 45-39 with 5:34 left.

"We know our margin of error is pretty slim when we play the big boys, but we seem to have some trouble with some of the teams that aren't so good," Hoffman said. "Camp Hill made it to the playoffs last year, so they were calm, cool and collected when they got down."

After a timeout, 6-5 junior Tim Null got Waynesboro back on track with six straight points to start a 13-2 run and put the game out of reach at 58-41 with 1:07 left.

Null finished with 12 points, while Terrell Rickard added 11 for the Indians.

"We haven't been getting off to very good starts, so it was a nice situation to get a 20-point lead in the first half," Hoffman said. "The middle quarters have been our best this year, but the third - and then early in the fourth - was a bit of a downfall. It got as low as six, and from there, we were able to close it out."

Stroup finished with 13 points, while Brandon Telatovich and reserve Jordan Weber each added 10 for Camp Hill.

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