'One of those nights' - Warriors rout Blazers

January 05, 2008|By JACK HILL III

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro girls basketball team took control with a 22-0 run in the first quarter and ran away with an 89-24 MVAL Antietam victory over Clear Spring.

"It was one of those nights," Boonsboro coach Max Shaffer said. "We really didn't get to run much of an offense. It was fast break all night. It was a transition game and we are pretty quick. Our press is better. We got to work on some stuff and try some different defenses. Everyone is starting to get the idea of what we have to do to win. We played hard."

Laura Johnson had 12 points and six steals, while Breanne Lohman had 12 points and six rebounds for Boonsboro (5-3, 3-0). Kristen Byers scored 11 points, while Brynn Arnone added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Warriors. Courtney Silvis made seven steals, Allison Griffith grabbed six rebounds and Ashley Sullivan-Wolfe had five assists for Boonsboro.


Sophomore center Paige Shirk led Clear Spring (2-6, 0-3) with eight points and eight rebounds. Andrea Baum also grabbed eight rebounds, Katherine Mathews added six rebounds and Elizabeth Debold had three steals for the Blazers.

"We just couldn't handle their pressure," Clear Spring coach Greg Henry said. "I think that we had about 40 turnovers. When teams press us, we just can't compete. Boonsboro is a very good team. They pass the ball well. Their instincts are very good, too. They probably had twice as many rebounds than we did. They are a quick team and they are good on the transition."

The Warriors also outperformed the Blazers at the free-throw line. Boonsboro went 15-for-21 from the foul line, while Clear Spring made just five of its 14 foul shots.

Boonsboro scored at least 20 points in every quarter, except the fourth quarter when it had 12 points.

The Warriors took their biggest lead at the final margin of 89-24 with six seconds left in the game when Cassie Davis made a bank shot.

"It seemed like everybody that Boonsboro put in contributed in some way," Henry added. "They have so much depth."

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