SMITHSBURG - The Williamsport boys basketball team needed a little time to warm up, especially in its first game since Jan. 2.
Once the Wildcats did, they were sizzling hot.
The Wildcats outscored Smithsburg 39-15 in the second half on Friday on the way to a 56-38 MVAL Antietam win.
"We came out a little flat," Williamsport coach Scott Mowbray said. "We haven't played for nine days. We expected them to be in a 2-3 zone. It was just a matter of us making some shots. We didn't shoot the ball well in the first half. In the second half, we did a lot better job attacking the gaps in their zone. We found some open guys and they hit some open shots. We just flat our shot the ball better in the second half from both the floor and the foul line."
After sinking only five of their 14 free throws in the first half, the Wildcats did a complete turnaround by hitting 16 of their 21 in the second half to finish with a decent 21-for-37 overall from the line.