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Bubblers rout weary Maidens

January 26, 2008|By LARRY YANOS

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Boiling Springs girls outscored No. 4 Waynesboro 17-2 in a six-minute span of the first half Friday night and coasted to a 73-30 victory.

The Bubblers (19-2), who have clinched the Mid-Penn Colonial Division title, dominated the hosts in every phase of the game.

"We've played 16 games in the month of January and it's taking its toll," Waynesboro assistant coach Ken Brown said. "If you've seen us play this year, you know it's not the way we normally play. We threw the ball away 19 times in the first half alone. Fatigue set in with our third game in four days and we were a very tired basketball team. We had no energy."

Brown, the Waynesboro junior varsity coach, was filling in for varsity mentor Doug Stuart, out of town on school business.

Boiling Springs took advantage of a weary Waynesboro ball club and dominated play virtually from start to finish.

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Waynesboro grabbed an early 2-0 lead on Mallory Wishard's basket in the opening minute of play, but Boiling Springs eventually evened matters at 6-6 before going on a scoring binge - taking advantage of a full-court pressure defense and numerous unforced errors by the Maidens.

"It's the first time we've lost two straight games all season," Brown said. "It's just one game, I told the girls after the game that we still have a lot to look forward to this season."

Waynesboro, which has clinched the Mid-Penn Capital Division championship, had trouble hitting anything from the outside. They proved no better at the foul line Friday, hitting just 3 of 16.

Ali Aunkst turned in an outstanding effort for Boiling Springs, collecting a game-high 19 points and adding 10 of her teams' 37 rebounds.

Wishard led Waynesboro with 12 points, the lone player in double figures for the Maidens.

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