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Rebels' youngsters make an impact

December 15, 2009|By TIM KOELBLE

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    HAGERSTOWN -- South Hagerstown coach Kevin Naylor had to make some personnel adjustments for Tuesday's clash with Boonsboro.

    With three starters riding the bench due to disciplinary decisions, the Rebels went further down the bench and a host of players getting extended playing team meshed together as the Rebels easily handled Boonsboro 70-38 in the MVAL Antietam Conference season opener.

    Andre Pierre (two games), Ahmad Fields (one game) and Tyree Jones (first half) watched on the pine as South (2-2, 1-0) broke away from a sluggish first-period lead of 12-10 to coast home.

    Naylor called on his revised second team and they went to town in the second quarter.

    Freshman guard Xavier Freeman scored 13 points and freshman center Devon King worked inside for seven points as the Rebels went on a 24-4 tear in the period, including 22 straight points.

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"That was the second group and a group for the future," said Naylor.

In addition to the freshmen, sophomores Charlie Herring and Carlton Davis and junior Darico Provitt were on the floor.

"They went in there and stretched the game out," said Naylor.

The Warriors (0-4, 0-1) failed to score a field goal in the second quarter until J.R. Lowery found the net with 7 seconds left in the half.

"I thought I would get to play but I didn't think I'd be scoring like that," said Freeman, a 5-foot-9 guard. "I thought I was a little sloppy at first. I was a little nervous."

Boonsboro came out in a 2-3 zone defense, and for brief moments in the opening eight minutes, it had an effect.

"We wanted (South) to have to shoot deep, but we had a few fouls and our inexperience began to show," said Boonsboro coach John Taylor. "We had 10 turnovers in the second quarter. We still have youngsters trying to improve."

The Warriors actually closed the deficit under 20 points at 46-29 by the end of the third period when Justin Jardeleza hit a pair of 3-pointers.

However, South opened the final quarter on a 10-2 run, with Provitt and King each bagging a pair of buckets.

King ended with 17 points, Freeman had 15 and Provitt 13 for South, which shot 54 percent from the floor (29-for-54).

Jardeleza had 14 points to lead Boonsboro, hitting four 3-pointers.

"He has the green light to shoot," said Taylor of the freshman guard.

Boonsboro shot 36 percent (15-for-42).

BOONSBORO (0-4, 0-1)
Alvarez 0-6 0-0 0, Eavey 2-3 0-1 4, Grant 2-7 2-2 7, J. Jardeleza 5-9 0-0 14, N. Hardy 3-5 0-1 6, C. Jardeleza 2-4 0-0 4, Lowery 1-4 0-0 2, McLean 0-2 1-2 1, Jenkins 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 15-42 3-6 38.
SOUTH HAGERSTOWN (2-2, 1-0)
Stubbs 2-4 0-0 5, Briscoe 1-4 0-0 2, Provitt 5-8 2-3 13, Bucher 1-3 1-4 5, Hoover 2-5 1-2 5, Davis 1-3 0-0 2, Jones 4-6 0-0 8, King 7-9 3-6 17, Freeman 6-8 3-6 15, Herring 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 29-53 10-20 70.
Boonsboro 10 4 15 9 -- 38
South 12 24 10 24 -- 70

3-point goals -- Boonsboro 5 (J. Jardeleza 4, Grant), South 2 (Provitt, Stubbs). Rebounds -- Boonsboro 15 (Grant 3), South Hagerstown 38 (Provitt 7). Assists -- Boonsboro 4, South Hagerstown 16 (Freeman 4, Stubbs 4). Turnovers -- Boonsboro 25, South 14. JV -- South 51-35 (B: Scott Bennett 10, Justin Lewis 9; SH: E.J. Boutieller 12, Ahmere Ware 11).

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