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Fortson breaks loose to pace Smithsburg

February 28, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

BOYS BASKETBALL

Smithsburg 56, Brunswick 51

BRUNSWICK, Md. — Jordan Fortson had six 3-pointers en route to a game-high 24 points to lead Smithsburg past Brunswick 56-51 on Monday in the Maryland Class 1A West East Sectional semifinals.

Fortson scored 12 points in the fourth quarter and Smithsburg outscored Brunswick 18-11 to come from behind for the win.

Cullan Ganley had seven points and 10 rebounds, Dylan Ianaro had seven rebounds and Ryne Willard and Tyson Pierre had three assists each for the Leopards (13-11).

Fortson and Ganley made clutch free throws down the stretch and both were a perfect 4-for-4 from the line.

SMITHSBURG (13-11)

Ganley 1 4-4 7, Pierre 0 0-1 0, Fortson 7 4-4 24, Dinterman 5 3-3 13, Ianaro 0 4-8 4, Eyler 2 1-2 5, Gibson 1 0-0 3. Totals 16 16-22 56.
BRUNSWICK (12-12)
Fawley 0 2-2 2, Martin 3 2-2 9, Lawson 6 2-3 16, Cutsail 2 2-6 7, Fisher 4 1-1 9, McCallum 4 0-0 8. Totals 19 9-14 51.
Smithsburg    15    10    13    18    —    56
Brunswick    15    12    13    11    —    51

3-point goals — Smithsburg 8 (Ganley, Fortson 6, Gibson), Brunswick 4 (Martin, Lawson 2, Cutsail). Rebounds — Smithsburg 26 (Ganley 10). Fouled out — Fisher, McCallum.

Southern Garrett 71, Clear Spring 39
OAKLAND, Md. — Donald Schilling had nine points, eight rebounds and three steals and Nick Hill added nine points for Clear Spring in a Maryland Class 1A West West Sectional semifinal loss.

Southern Garrett jumped out to a 17-2 lead in the first quarter and led 41-15 at halftime.  

The Blazers shot 14-for-61 from the floor.

CLEAR SPRING (11-13)
Hill 2 4-6 9, Brant 2 0-0 6, Mellott 2 0-0 4, Elwood 2 0-0 4, Sensenbaugh 1 0-0 2, Schilling 4 1-2 9, Aaron 1 0-0 2, Walling 1 1-1 3. Totals 15 6-9 39.
SOUTHERN GARRETT (14-8)
Gangler 1 5-6 7, McBee 6 3-3 18, Wildman 1 0-0 2, Kisselovich 7 2-2 16, Richie 4 0-0 9, Miller 1 0-0 2, Hillard 6 3-5 15, Perrine 1 0-0 2. Totals 27 13-16 71.
Clear Spring    2    13    14    10    —    39
S. Garrett    17    24    10    20    —    71

3-point goals — Clear Spring 3 (Hill, Brant 2), Southern Garrett 4 (McBee 3, Richie).

MEN’S BASKETBALL
HCC to face Monroe
Hagerstown Community College will face Monroe (N.Y.) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Allegany College in Cumberland, Md., for the right to advance to the NJCAA Division I national tournament, beginning March 15 in Hutchinson, Kan.

HCC is the Region XX champion, while Monroe won the Region 15/19 title. Tickets will cost $5.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Hewett gets WVIAC honors
Shepherd University senior guard Jerica Hewett, a Boonsboro graduate, has been selected to the All-West Virginia Conference second team.

Hewett, an honorable mention choice last season, leads the Rams in scoring (13.7 points per game), assists (3.0), and steals (2.0). She is third on the team in rebounding (5.9) and fourth in three-pointers (19).

COLLEGE BASEBALL
Shepherd 15, Pitt-Johnstown 1
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Brian Collins went 3-for-4 with a grand slam to lead Shepherd University over Pitt-Johnstown (1-2) on Sunday.

The two teams combined for 40 hits in the contest. Shepherd (2-1) plated seven runs in two innings.

The Rams used a seven-hit attack in the second inning. Aaron Scoville had a two-run double.

Collins’ grand slam highlighted a seven-run, six-hit sixth inning for Shepherd.

Nash Hutter went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and three RBIs, while Dillon Regalia added three hits. Scoville, Jake Cook and Nick Impellizzeri had two hits each.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL
West Chester 8-1, Shepherd 6-2
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning in the nightcap to earn a doubleheader split against West Chester (1-1) on Sunday.

Nichole Pitcock led off the seventh with a single and was replaced by pinch runner Bianca Biondillo, who scored on a bunt single by Delaney Bell. Megan Holmes reached base on a walk and later scored on an error to give the Rams (3-3) the victory.

Pitcock (2-1) struck out 15 to set a Shepherd single-game record and walked only two.

Holmes went 3-for-3 with a solo homer to pace the Rams in the opener. Amber Dudek had two hits and two RBIs, and Cammie Orlandi and Tiffany Farmer each added two hits. Brooke Stambaugh (1-1) struck out eight.

YOUTH BASKETBALL
Hagerstown Junior League
Junior Division
Nextow 48, Rotary 25

Nextow: McMillan 10, Demottez 9, Gantt 8, Joseph 7, Hoffman 6, Mason 4, Benner 4.
Rotary: Ferguson 6, Jamison 6, Barr 5, Alicea 4, Robinson 2, Martin 2.

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Senior Notes 42, Williamsport Lions 36
Senior Notes: Lazich 23, Anderson 9, Schultz 6, Barnes 2, Boone 2.
Lions: Crosby 14, Kisner 11, Greenwood 8, Carter 3.

Elementary Division
Jerry’s 38, Home Care 30

Jerry’s: Shatzer 4, Smith-Blackmond 13, Stevens 3, Martin 17, Young 1.
Home Care: Ables 2, Kolb 7, Hutson 6, Baker 10, Robinson 5.

Alsatia 32, Weller’s 18
Alsatia: Jones 2, Zinaich 6, Breakall 8, Bywaters 5, Johnson 4, Butler 7.
Weller’s: Yost 14, Kerns 4.

Boonsboro Area Boys
Grades 3-4
Cornerstone Financial 35Chickenhouse Graphics 10

Cornerstone: Shank 15, Grove 8, Nolan 6, Alexander 4, Suter 2.
Chickenhouse: Wescott 4, Hartle 4, Healy 2.

BRIEF
Thunder 12U softball has openings
The Tri-State Thunder 12U fastpitch softball team is looking for one or two girls for the upcoming tournament season. For more information, contact Troy McCarty at 301-988-3012 or Anissa Wade at 301-491-2271.

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