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Eagles girls rally, Campers rout

December 30, 2008|By JACK HILL III

WILLIAMSPORT - Hedgesville shook off host Williamsport to come away with a 47-36 victory on Monday in the semifinal nightcap of the 22nd annual Richard E. Doub Ladies Classic.

Allegany will face Hedgesville in the tournament final today at 3 p.m. after posting a 96-4 win over Broadfording Christian Academy in the opener. Broadfording and Williamsport will play at 1.

Hedgesville (6-1) advanced by using a 21-11 run in the final 9:23 as center Brittany Boarman scored 10 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter. Boarman also had 12 rebounds.

"We were constantly trying to find the open player and that helped us out today," Boarman said. "We were passing the ball around and we tried to get the ball down low. Lately, I haven't used the block to shoot. But today I did."

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Despite the victory, Hedgesville coach Ben Merica saw room for improvement.

"I just don't think we played very well," Merica said. "We were very flat and I don't think that we expended the energy that we needed to do well. Williamsport played hard and they played well. They were able to cut the lead down to one point late in the third quarter. They didn't roll over and die like some teams would have."

Hedgesville gradually built a 26-15 lead with 6:14 remaining in the third quarter. But Williamsport (2-5) scored 10 unanswered points to chop the lead down to 26-25 with 1:23 left in the period.

"I'm still waiting for our team to play a full 32-minute game," Williamsport coach Chris Malott said. "We are having too many bad spurts. We're playing some good minutes and we're playing some bad minutes. We have got to get some consistency and there is still a lot of season left to get it."

Kelly Beard led the Wildcats with 18 points, including three 3-pointers. Brittany Malott had eight points and six rebounds, while Courtney Shaw added eight points for the Wildcats.

Junior forwards Katy Leborious and Greysen Brooks added eight points each for the Eagles.

In the opener, Allegany (5-2) took control early, taking a 34-0 lead after one quarter.

"We start like we start every game by pressuring the ball," Allegany coach Jim O'Neal said. "We try to use the transition game out there. Our girls pass the ball around very well. I have 11 kids that can play."

Guard DeTonia Degross had a game-high 17 points and 10 steals to go along with seven rebounds and four assists for Allegany.

Allegany 96, Broadfording 4
ALLEGANY (5-2)

Wharton 14, Baker 6, Mathews 7, Twigg 16, Ellsworth 6, L. Wormack 14, Degross 17, Washington 2, Knippenberg 4, Eisentrout 4, R. Wormack 6. Totals 44 7-12 96.
BROADFORDING CHRISTIAN (0-8)
Grimm 2, Litten 2. Totals 1 2-2 4.
Allegany 34 15 24 23 - 96
Broadfording 0 4 0 0 - 4

3-point goals - Allegany 1 (Twigg).

Hedgesville 47, Williamsport 36
HEDGESVILLE (6-1)

Mason 4, Hayes 1, Sheehan 2, Leborious 8, Brooks 8, Boarman 24. Totals 21 4-12 47.
WILLIAMSPORT (2-5)
Beard 18, Shaw 8, Ewing 2, Malott 8. Totals 12 9-14 36.
Hedgesville 10 10 11 16 - 47
Williamsport 8 5 12 11 - 36

3-point goals - Hedgesville 1 (Brooks), Williamsport 3 (Beard 3).

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