Rebels do the right things to wrap up victory over Catoctin

January 07, 2011|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN — It was a situation where the South Hagerstown boys basketball team accepted the good fortune of Catoctin’s misfortune.

It added up to a resounding 85-40 victory for the Rebels over the Cougars on Friday night in an MVAL Antietam game.

“We did what we were supposed to do,” South Hagerstown coach Kevin Naylor said. “We got our offense started at the beginning of the game. We wanted to take control early so we could get some more guys into the game. As a whole, we moved the ball really well.”

Senior forward Andre Pierre led South (8-1, 4-1) with 16 points, falling three points short of his Tri-State area leading scoring average of 19.0 points per game. Pierre also grabbed six rebounds.

“We’re looking good,” Pierre said. “We usually get off to fast starts at home. We got a chance to get all of the players on our team into the game. We just ran our sets and we did pretty good on defense. We usually do well when we get out on the fast break.”

The win gave the Rebels a chance to recover from their disappointing loss at Williamsport earlier in the week.

“The Williamsport loss was a setback,” Pierre said. “That caught us off-guard. But I think that we’ll be ready to play in the big games now. We are getting back on track. I feel that if we play the way that we are supposed to, then we should be able to compete with every team that we play.”

Darico Provitt scored eight of his 10 points in the first quarter for the Rebels. Reserve center Sean Prather had eight points and nine rebounds for South, while Carlton Davis added six steals and four assists. Michael Wiley had five steals and Charlie Herring had four steals.

“Sean Prather did a good job of coming off of the bench and hitting the boards,” Naylor said. “C.J. Davis did a good job of running the offense.”

However, Naylor warns the Rebels must continue to develop and improve their skills.

“I still see some spots on defense where we need to pick up the intensity and work hard,” Naylor said. “We still have got a lot of hard work to do. We are not fine-tuned yet.”

Landon Routzahn scored 11 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, for Catoctin (0-7, 0-5).

“Their rebounding and their quickness really hurt us on the glass tonight,” Catoctin coach Mark Wiles said. “They just got layup after layup. That just did us in early. They kept pulling people off the bench. Their reserves were also doing good.”

JV: South Hagerstown 69-32. (South Hagerstown: Dee Johnson, Devon Redman and Jabrian Jones — 12 points apiece.)

South Hagerstown 85, Catoctin 40
CATOCTIN (0-8, 0-5)

N. Maxey 3 0-0 6, Reaver 4 0-0 8, Routzahn 4 0-0 11, Smith 2 0-1 4, Vandiver 1 0-0 2, Laramore 2 0-0 5, Goins 1 2-2 4. Totals 17 2-3 40.
Davis 3 0-0 6, Freeman 1 0-0 2, Herring 2 0-0 4, Dickens 1 0-0 2, Johnson 4 0-0 8, Lovett 3 1-2 7, Hess 2 0-0 4, Wiley 1 1-2 4, Bucher 3 1-2 7, King 3 1-1 7, Pierre 6 4-5 16, Prather 4 0-2 8, Provitt 5 0-0 10. Totals 38 8-14 85.
Catoctin    9    12    13    6    —    40
S. Hagerstown    24    28    10    23    —    85

3-point goals — Catoctin 4 (Routzahn 3, Laramore), South 1 (Wiley).

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