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Bachtell, Hubs dominate Warriors

January 04, 2011|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN — North Hagerstown 6-foot-4 senior center Jake Bachtell took control inside against Boonsboro on Tuesday night, collecting 16 points and seven rebounds in the Hubs’ convincing 68-23 MVAL Antietam boys basketball win over the visiting Warriors.

“It was just there,” Bachtell said. “The teammates just kept looking for me and they found me. I just kept scoring.”

North (5-3, 3-1) recovered well from a slow start against Boonsboro (3-5, 0-4).

“We started off rough,” Bachtell said. “I think we had 15 turnovers in the first half. But then we turned it around in the second half, and we only had three turnovers. We started to take control once we cut down on our turnovers. We started to play better and our defense got better. The coach talked to us at halftime and that helped. He motivated us and told us what we had to do. We came out strong.”

Alijah Benson had 10 points and Trey Jessie added eight points for the Hubs, while Nick Colvin had seven rebounds and four steals, Tyreek Donaldson also grabbed seven rebounds, Dominic Dickson had six assists and Courtney Bully blocked four shots in the victory.

Boonsboro took an early 6-2 lead, and led for the last time at 8-7 with 3:30 remaining in the first quarter.

The Hubs then went on a 22-0 scoring spurt over the next 8:30, spanning the first and second quarters, to take a 29-8 lead with three minutes to go in the first half.

“We had a lot of turnovers in the beginning,” North coach Kevin Hartman said. “Our bench came in and played well. They gave us a lift. Then, the starters came back in and performed better. It was a good mixture. Tonight, the bench picked us up and they played well when they needed to. I thought that we mixed our defenses well. The bench also gave us a lift there. We started to show progress as the game went along.”

Kurtis Lowery led the Warriors with eight points.

“We took about 10 steps backwards,” Boonsboro coach Skip Chambers said. “I give North credit. They beat us in every way. We have just got to go back to the drawing board and play better. I know that we can play better than that. It is all about effort and hard work.”

The Hubs’ defense prevented the Warriors from scoring more than eight points in any quarter.

JV: North, 58-48 (NH: Teddy Schoeck 23; B: Scott Bennett 22).

North Hagerstown 68, Boonsboro 23
BOONSBORO (3-5, 0-4)

Harshman 1 1-2 4, J. Jardeleza 1 0-0 2, Lowery 2 4-6 8, C. Jardeleza 1 0-0 2, Hardy 3 0-0 7. Totals 8 5-8 23.
NORTH HAGERSTOWN (5-3, 3-1)
Dickson 3 0-1 7, Psillas 2 0-0 4, Bully 3 0-0 6, Benson 5 0-0 10, Ulizio 1 0-0 3, Ballou 1 3-3 5, Colvin 2 0-0 4, Railing 0 1-2 1, Donaldson 2 0-0 4, Bachtell 7 2-3 16, Jessie 3 0-0 8. Totals 29 6-9 68.
Boonsboro    8    8    5    2    —    23
North    14    19    18    17    —    68

3-point goals — Boonsboro 2 (Harshman, Hardy), North 4 (Dickson, Ulizio, Jessie 2).

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