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Huskies dog Rebels to win title

December 28, 2010|By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN — The Northern Garrett girls basketball team had something to prove heading into Tuesday night’s Maryland Army National Guard Rebel Shootout championship game.

“We didn’t play extremely well last night and I was hooting and hollering about it,” said Huskies coach Steve Fratz. “Staying overnight for a two-day tournament was a new experience for us and we needed to make a statement.”

The Huskies (4-1) handled the host South Hagerstown Rebels 65-48 behind 25 points by tournament MVP Kaitlynn Fratz.

“I put everything into this season, so I’m trying to play the best I can,” said Kaitlynn Fratz. “It’s my last year, and though I’m going on to play college ball, you always have different motivation going into your senior season.”

Northern Garrett used a good transition offense and near-perfect free throw shooting to jump out to a 10-2 lead that it would not relinquish. Kaitlynn Fratz went 9 of 10 from the foul line, while Allison Yommer was a perfect 6 for 6.

“We’re shooting 78 percent from the foul line,” said Steve Fratz. “When you can lead the area shooting a 70-percent clip, it shows you how well we’re doing.”

Terra McKenzie added 16 points, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, and Yommer added 12.

The Rebels (2-4) looked like a completely different team from the one that beat Albert Einstein 67-25 on Monday night. Katrice Dickson led South with 10 points as the Rebels didn’t seem ready for Northern Garrett’s mixture of man and 2-3 zone defenses, turning the ball over 31 times.

“The turnovers came with lack of experience. (Northern Garrett’s) intensity was larger than what we’ve seen this year,” said Rebels coach Amy Deeds. “We’re working on the little things. We lack the experience to compete in a game like that.”

Hedgesville blew Albert Einstein away 59-7 in the consolation game. Tyana Monette led the Eagles (2-5) with 14 points and five rebounds. Daniele Hoffmaster added 10 points, six rebounds, six steals and two assists.

“They needed to come out with some intensity,” said Hedgesville coach Ben Merica. “We had the Bob Huggins philosophy today: Either run or sit. Our girls ran tonight and our matchups were a whole lot better.”

AnnMarie Gabriel had four points for the Titans (0-8).

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Northern Garrett 65, South Hagerstown 42
NORTHERN GARRETT (4-1)
Yeager 0 1-2 1, Butler 2 0-0 5, McFarland 0 0-2 0, Fratz 7 9-10 25, McKenzie 6 0-0 16, Yommer 3 6-6 12, Brosnihan 1 2-4 4, Brenneman 0 2-2 2. Totals 19 20-26 65.
SOUTH HAGERSTOWN (2-4)
Helms 2 0-0 6, Dickson 5 0-0 10, Berkley 2 0-0 4, Freeman 1 0-0 2, Showe 4 0-2 8, Small 1 0-0 2, Forsythe 2 0-0 4, Stewart 3 0-0 6. Totals 20 0-2 42.
Northern    13    20    13    19    —    65
South    4    11    13    14    —    42

3-point goals — Northern Garrett 7 (McKenzie 4, Fratz 2, Butler); South Hagerstown 2 (Helms 2). Assists — Northern Garrett 11 (McKenzie 4, Brosnihan 3, Fratz 2); South Hagerstown 7 (Dickson 3, Helms 2). Rebounds — Northern Garrett 28 (McKenzie 9, Brosnihan 5); South Hagerstown 29 (Small 10, Dickson 7). Turnovers — Northern Garrett 15, South Hagerstown 31.

Hedgesville 59, Albert Einstein 7
HEDGESVILLE (2-5)

Warr 2 0-0 4, Creamer 1 0-0 2, Dauh 3 0-2 6, Shaw 4 2-2 10, Monette 4 6-8 14, Elliot 4 0-0 8, Hoffmaster 4 2-2 10, Hottle 1 3-4 5. Totals 23 13-20 59.
ALBERT EINSTEIN (0-8)
Gabriel 2 0-0 4, Pennamon 0 1-2 1, Smith 1 0-1 2. Totals 2 1-3 7.
Hedgesville    16    12    16    15    —    59
Einstein    0    3    0    4    —    7

3-point goals — none. Assists — Hedgesville 13 (Dauh 3); Einstein none. Steals — Hedgesville 16 (Creamer 5, Dauh 3, Shaw 3); Einstein 5 (Smith 3). Rebounds — Hedgesville 36 (Hottle 10, Hoffmaster 6, Monette 5, Shaw 5); Einstein 21 (Pennamon 5, Smith 4, Rizkallah 3, Fox 3). Turnovers — Hedgesville 24, Einstein 45.

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