SMITHSBURG -- It took time, but the Smithsburg girls basketball team got it done.
The Leopards took their time but eventually pulled away from Williamsport on Friday for a 43-24 MVAL Antietam win.
"We played pretty good defense," Smithsburg coach Katy Barnhart said. "We just tried to play a solid 2-3 zone and limit them to one shot."
Scoring was at a premium early in the game as the score stood at 4-4 through the first 6 1/2 minutes. Smithsburg (9-1, 4-1) scored the final seven points for an 11-4 lead it held for the duration. Junior guard Emily Hargreaves scored seven of her 10 points in the first quarter for the Leopards.
Williamsport (3-6, 0-2) stayed within striking distance, trailing 12-6 with five minutes remaining in the half, until point guard Marissa Luipersbeck hit a pair of baskets to move Smithsburg's lead to 10. After that, Williamsport never got closer than nine points for the rest of the game.