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Harrisburg rolls over Waynesboro

February 05, 2008|By JACK HILL III

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Believe it or not, this was a playoff game.

Harrisburg raced out to a 28-7 lead over Waynesboro through one quarter and went on to an 84-18 runaway win over the Maidens on Monday in a Mid-Penn Conference playoff game.

Harrisburg (15-8) came from the Commonwealth Division, while Waynesboro (17-6) is from the Capital Division.

"We were just totally outclassed," Waynesboro coach Doug Stuart said. "The Commonwealth is one of the toughest divisions in the state of Pennsylvania. What I thought would happen did happen. They just come at you for the whole game and they just wear you down."

Forwards Jasmine Poole and Stacei Dennis scored 19 points apiece for Harrisburg, each surpassing Waynesboro's total scoring output. Poole hauled in 12 rebounds, while Dennis collected eight rebounds, five steals and five assists.

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Sabre Proctor had 16 points and seven rebounds, Tericka Clark had 10 points and Courtni Cook had five assists for the Cougars.

"We are in a tough conference," Harrisburg coach Larry Moore said. "We play a lot of teams with speed. We are used to the running game. We play the fast break and the transition."

Mallory Wishard was the top scorer for Waynesboro with eight points. Gillian Hollen added seven rebounds and four blocked shots for the Maidens.

Waynesboro was only trailing 9-5 with four minutes remaining in the first quarter before Harrisburg scored 19 unanswered points.

"You can tell that these kids play basketball year-round," Stuart said of Harrisburg. "We were just non-existent on both sides of the ball. We didn't take care of it and we didn't defend."

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