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Boonsboro knocks off Blazers

February 22, 2008|By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO - The Clear Spring boys basketball team was overly generous with the ball Thursday and Boonsboro was more than happy to take advantage.

The Warriors hit nine 3-pointers and forced the Blazers into some less-than-favorable shots - and 28 turnovers - with their zone defense on the way to a 78-66 MVAL Antietam victory.

"We took poor shots. If you can't handle the ball, you are not going to win," said Clear Spring coach Mark Shives. "We couldn't handle the ball tonight. They played a zone as they were trying to slow the game down, but they still scored 78 points. We didn't have anybody tonight who could guard somebody in a white uniform."

Junior guards Seth Poffenberger and Adam Chambers each hit three 3-pointers to lead Boonsboro (6-15, 4-6). Poffenberger finished with 16 points, while Chambers had 15 points, five steals and five assists.

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"I'm really impressed with the way that Adam Chambers played tonight," Boonsboro coach John Taylor said. "This is one of his first starts and he led the way. Our guards played some really nice, solid defense. They got some steals and that led to our transition."

Keith Gilchrist had 25 points, including a 14-for-16 night at the foul line, seven rebounds and six assists for Clear Spring (10-11, 3-7). Cody Englehart had 11 rebounds, Jordan Thurber grabbed nine and Kyle Crist had eight.

The Warriors led 21-14 early in the second quarter before Clear Spring went on a 16-2 run to take a 30-23 lead. But Boonsboro closed out the first half on a 12-4 run to lead 35-34 at the break.

The score was tied at 59 with 6:20 remaining in the game when the Warriors started a 19-7 to close out the game.

Shane Lowery added six assists and Shane Zbir had six rebounds for the Warriors.

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