Joel Beard knew his Century girls basketball team shot the ball well, but he didn't how well.
To South Hagerstown coach Amy Schmuck, it was painfully obvious.
Century drained 17 of 29 first-half field goals, including 6 of 10 from beyond the arc, to shoot down the Rebels 76-44 in an MVAL intraconference game Friday night.
"We knew they were a good basketball team," said Schmuck. "Shooting the ball that well is what gave them that big lead, and we could never come back from that."
It didn't help matters that Century's pressure defense wreaked havoc for much of the first half, forcing 13 Rebels turnovers.
Indeed, South (6-14) was outgunned from the start, as the Knights (17-5) built a 10-point lead at the end of the first period, and used a 24-6 second-half run to claim a 46-20 advantage at the half, despite missing two starters due to injury and illness.