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Hot-shot 'Roaders roll to 'W'

December 15, 2009|By CHRIS CARTER

BRUNSWICK, Md. -- Anyone who wanted to escape chilly temperatures Tuesday night should have taken refuge inside the Brunswick High School gymnasium.

The Railroaders had the place smoking.

Brunswick scorched the nets, hitting on 33 of 53 shots to put Smithsburg away early on the way to a 77-43 victory -- its third straight since a season-opening loss.

"They shot well," said Smithsburg coach Eric Gerber. "I think some of that had to with our defense. You leave guys open like we did and they're going to make the shots. They obviously got some good looks and then they destroyed us on the glass."

The 62.2 percent shooting performance is by far a season-best for the Railroaders, according to coach Dan McLane. Adding to the onslaught was a 34-18 rebounding advantage and a 35-8 edge in bench points.

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"This was our best shooting night. I just hope we can make some more before the New Year," joked McLane, who was still agitated at times with his team. "When you're shooting well it makes it seem like you're playing well. But really, we were just shooting well."

The Railroaders (3-1) hit 6 of 12 shots as they claimed a 13-6 lead in the first quarter. Then the shots began pouring in as they hit 8 of 10 in the second quarter -- they led 32-13 at halftime -- and made their first seven shots of the third quarter.

 It wasn't until the 2:10 mark of the third quarter that Brunswick missed a second-half shot, and by then, the Railroaders had extended the lead to 48-18.

Meanwhile, Smithsburg (0-4) had far more trouble getting shots to fall, as the Leopards made only 17 of 45 (37.8 percent).

"They're big and athletic across the board -- 6-4, 6-5, 6-6 -- and that's impressive for the MVAL Antietam Conference," Gerber said. "They're going to give teams some trouble."

Nathan Foltz scored 14 of his game-high 23 points in the first half, while Jean-Luc Hirabayashi hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points off the bench for Brunswick.

"We've been waiting for (Foltz) to play the way we know he can play," McLane said. "He wanted the ball and he went and got it. In the first half he really got us going."

Dylan Ianaro led Smithsburg with 14 points, while Aaron Dinterman added 12.

SMITHSBURG (0-4, 0-1)
Ganley 3 0-1 7, Shives 1 0-0 2, Willard 2 0-0 6, Wiley 1 0-0 2, Eichelberger 0 0-1 0, Dinterman 5 2-5 12, Ianaro 5 4-5 14. Totals 17 6-12 43.
BRUNSWICK (3-1, 1-0)
Hiabayashi 5 0-0 14, Itnyre 1 0-0 3, Martin 3 0-0 6, Wanger 0 0-2 0, Aaronhalt 2 0-0 5, Foltz 10 2-2 23, Buhr 4 0-0 8, Lawson 3 0-1 6, McCallum 2 0-2 4, Cutsail 0 2-4 2, Fisher 3 0-0 6. Totals 33 4-11 77.
Smithsburg 6 7 18 12 -- 43
Brunswick 13 19 20 25 -- 77

3-point goals -- Smithsburg 3 (Ganley, Willard 2); Brunswick 7 (Hiabayashi 4, Itnyre, Aaronhalt, Foltz). JV -- Smithsburg, 46-30 (S: Shae King 22; B: Colin Nusbaum 10).

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