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Wildcats continue to surge

February 05, 2011|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent

CLEAR SPRING — After one month, Williamsport girls basketball coach Chris Malott seems to be liking the year 2011, because his basketball team continues to show improvement.

The Wildcats continued to impress their coach Friday, beating the Clear Spring Blazers 41-26 in an MVAL Antietam game.

“Since Christmas, we have gotten better,” Malott said. “As a coach, that is what you want.”

Williamsport (6-10, 5-6) has recovered from a disappointing 0-6 start by going 6-4 in its last 10 games.

Senior forward Kayla Ewing had game-high totals of 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats.

“The defensive stops and attacking the baskets more were the keys to tonight’s win,” Ewing said. “I came into the game knowing that I would have an advantage on the inside. So I went inside strong.”

Freshman Chelsea Scott added eight points for the Wildcats, including 5 of 6 from the foul line.

“A win is a win,” Malott said. “I knew that it wasn’t going to be pretty, because we used up a lot of energy last night. Our goal was to get out of here with a win and we did.”

Guard Jess Barnhart led Clear Spring (2-14, 0-11) with 11 points. Chrissy Creswell grabbed seven rebounds and Heather Schlotterbeck had four assists for the Blazers.

“Effort-wise, we were there,” Clear Spring coach Adam Hoopengardner said. “We just didn’t take care of the ball. When you make 25 turnovers, you are not going to win too many ballgames. We gave up 16 points off of turnovers.”

The Wildcats built a 13-9 lead in the first quarter, then outscored the Blazers 13-4 in the second quarter to increase their advantage to 26-13 by halftime.

In the JV game, Hannah Kastelein scored 12 points to lead Williamsport to a 36-17 win. Jenna Knable led Clear Spring with seven points.

Williamsport 41, Clear Spring 26
WILLIAMSPORT (6-10, 5-6)

Gulnac 1 0-0 2, Arnone 3 1-2 7, Scott 1 5-6 8, Willingham 1 2-2 4, Christy 1 1-2 3, Lewis 1 0-0 2, Myers 1 1-2 3, Ewing 3 6-12 12. Totals 12 16-26 41.
CLEAR SPRING (2-14, 0-11)
Schlotterbeck 2 1-3 6, Creswell 2 0-0 4, Barnhart 5 1-3 11, Mills 2 0-0 5. Totals 11 2-6 26.
Williamsport    13    13    6    9    —    41
Clear Spring    9    4    5    8    —    26

3-point goals — Williamsport 1 (Scott), Clear Spring 2 (Schlotterbeck, Mills).

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