Rebels honor seniors with win over 'Roaders

February 11, 2011|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN — The South Hagerstown girls basketball team had its cake and ate it too Friday night, celebrating Senior Night with a 48-46 MVAL Antietam victory over visiting Brunswick.

“We came out with more intensity,” South coach Amy Deeds said. “Since it was Senior Night, the girls came out wanting to win one for the seniors.”

South (4-12, 3-9) and Brunswick (6-13, 4-9) were deadlocked 35-35 after three quarters.

After a few lead changes in the fourth quarter, the Railroaders took the lead for the last time at 44-43 with 2:10 remaining when Amber Brown made a basket.

The Rebels took the lead for good at 45-44 with 1:52 to go when freshman Katrice Dickson came through with a basket.

South stretched its lead to 47-44 with 55 seconds left when Dejaih Johnson scored off an offensive rebound.

Brunswick reduced the deficit to 47-46 with 17 seconds remaining on a basket by Claudia Jenkins.

The Rebels then extended their lead to 48-46 with six seconds to go when Johnson made the first of her two foul shots.

The Railroaders had one last chance, but they threw a pass out of bounds as time expired.

Junior forward Alexis Small finished with a game-high 16 points and a team-high eight rebounds for South.

“Alexis Small grabbed some key rebounds at the end of the game and made some good shots on offense to help us pull out the win,” Deeds said. “She played a great game tonight, going 7-for-9 from the field.”

Dickson had nine points and six rebounds, Johnson added nine points and Kendra Berkley grabbed six rebounds for the Rebels.

“At the beginning of the game, we played really sloppy,” Deeds said. “We turned the ball over seven times in the first quarter. Once we settled down and handled the ball, the game seemed to fall our way. I’m very happy for the girls with the win.”

Bianca Thomas had a game-high 12 rebounds for Brunswick.

The Railroaders also got some contributions from a couple of freshmen. Mel Yoemans scored 10 points, while Jenkins had five rebounds, four steals and three assists.

“We were 1-for-9 from the foul line in the last quarter, and I just think that was the difference,” Brunswick coach Gaylene Gardner said. “I was impressed with the way that South was able to attack the post and score.”

JV: South, 53-36 (SH: Tayana Stewart 25 points; B: Alyssa Smith 16 points).

South Hagerstown 48, Brunswick 46
BRUNSWICK (6-13, 4-9)

Price 3 2-6 8, Thomas 2 0-4 4, Brown 1 2-2 4, Shriver 1 0-1 2, Laing 3 1-3 7, Demich 2 1-5 5, Yoemans 3 4-6 10, Jenkins 3 0-2 6. Totals 18 10-29 46.
Helms 2 2-6 6, Johnson 3 3-4 9, Dickson 4 1-2 9, Berkley 3 0-0 6, Showe 0 2-4 2, Small 7 2-3 16. Totals 19 10-19 48.
Brunswick    12    12    11    11    —    46
S. Hagerstown    12    13    10    13    —    48

3-point goals — None.

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