HAGERSTOWN -- North Hagerstown girls basketball coach Cyndi Benjamin earned the first high school varsity coaching victory of her career Tuesday night, as the Hubs overwhelmed Clear Spring 82-13 in an MVAL Antietam contest.
North (1-2, 1-0) scored the game's first 23 points to remove any suspense early.
"We still have things we need to work on to prepare for more intense competition," said Benjamin, whose Hubs opened the season with losses to Middletown and Thomas Johnson. "Our main things (to work on) are probably talking on defense and remembering and running our plays offensively."
The Hubs didn't need to run many halfcourt sets Tuesday. They forced the Blazers (2-2, 0-1) into 39 turnovers and converted many of them into fast-break points.
When that didn't work, North simply crashed the boards -- the Hubs rolled up a 47-15 rebounding advantage.
North made 39 of 74 shots (52.7 percent) while holding Clear Spring to 5 of 32 shooting (15.6 percent). The Hubs led 27-4 after one quarter, 48-9 at halftime and 62-11 after three quarters.