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Host Rebels topple Titans

December 27, 2010|By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent
  • South Hagerstown's Alexis Small eyes the basket while being guarded by a pair of Einstein defenders in the second half Monday at South.
By Joe Crocetta/Staff Photographer

Freshman Katrice Dickson had 21 points and eight steals for the South Hagerstown girls basketball team on Monday night as the Rebels rolled over the Albert Einstein Titans 67-25 in the Maryland Army National Guard Rebel Shootout.

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The Rebels (2-3) got off to a slow start, before outscoring the Titans 23-8 in the second quarter to take a 37-18 halftime lead.

“It’s a young team,” South coach Amy Deeds said. “(The players) aren’t used to the intensity on varsity quite yet.”

The Rebels will play Northern Garrett — a 61-54 winner over Hedgesville — in the championship game tonight at 7.

The Titans (0-7) wilted under South’s defensive pressure, as they turned the ball over 37 times in the game and were held to only seven points in the second half.

“We’re a very young team and we were without our two primary ball handlers,” Albert Einstein coach Timothy Hobbs said. “The pressure caught up with us and South was the better team tonight.”

Dickson wasn’t the only freshman putting up numbers, as classmate Tayana Stewart had 10 points and eight steals for the Rebels. Senior guard Courtney Showe added 14 points, while Dickson and Lexi Turano paced South Hagerstown with five assists each.

Senior guard Kaitlynn Fratz led Northern Garrett (3-1) on Monday, scoring 31 points to account for more than half of her team’s offense.

Fratz, who signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown next season, scored 20 of her points in the second half.

“The first half wasn’t great, but I was fired up in the second,” Fratz said. “We wanted to come out in the second half with a vengeance.”

Bianca Creamer led the Eagles (1-5) with 15 points, while Tyana Monette added 13 more.

Despite trailing entering the second quarter, the Huskies were able to secure a lead and hold it to the end.

“The intensity wasn’t there in the first half, but we picked up the intensity in the second,” Northern Garrett coach Steve Fratz said.

Hedgesville will meet Albert Einstein in the consolation game tonight at 5.

South Hagerstown 67, Albert Einstein 25
ALBERT EINSTEIN (0-7)

Smith 4 4-7 13, Rizkallah 3 0-2 6, Gabriel 1 1-3 4, Mejia 1 0-0 2. Totals 9 5-12 25.
SOUTH HAGERSTOWN (2-3)
Dickson 9 3-6 21, Showe 7 0-0 14, Stewart 5 0-0 10, Helms 3 0-0 6, Johnson 2 0-0 6, Berkley 2 0-0 4, Small 2 0-0 4, Niang 1 0-0 2. Totals 31 3-6 67.
Einstein    10    8    6    1    —    25
South    14    23    15    15    —    67

3-point goals — Einstein 1 (Gabriel), South 2 (Johnson 2).

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