Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsFame

County seniors get last shots at local fame

March 18, 2011|By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN — A limited roster isn’t the recipe for victory in any game, but the South girls all-stars had just enough gravy over the potatoes on Friday night to eke out a 57-56 win over the North in the Washington County Girls Senior Hoopfest contest at North Hagerstown.

South coach Chris Malott had only eight players by the check-in deadline for the official scorebook.

Kayla Ewing was one player who provided her share of the gravy, scoring 22 points to gain most valuable player honors.

Ewing, a Williamsport senior, had 12 points in the first half and 10 in the second to combine with the 14 points by Smithsburg’s Katie Sprecher to help stave off the North.

“We played good as a team and I played good,” said Ewing. “I got good passes from good guards. It’s really exciting getting the award. It highlights the year.”

St. Maria Goretti’s Colleen Costello connected on a three-point play to give the South a 53-51 lead with 2:35 remaining, but the North’s Corie Anderson scored to knot the game at 53-all.

With 40 seconds remaining, Sprecher scored to give the South the lead and the eventual win.

“You love coaching with other kids,” said Malott, who coaches Williamsport. “This is the second time I’ve done this. It wasn’t a bad game at all. Kayla shot the best she has all year and we were able to get (Sprecher) into the offense more in the second half.”

Boonsboro’s Ashley Smothers led the North with 15 points.

The South took its time getting started in the boys game, but once it got rolling, it couldn’t be stopped en route to a 101-73 victory.

South Hagerstown’s Andre Pierre was voted the most valuable player for his 25 points and 12 rebounds. Williamsport’s Stephen Christy had 21 points for the South.

After the South mounted a pair of 8-0 runs to build a 20-7 lead, the North’s Matt Ulizio scored a bucket to knot the score at 28-all with 10:04 remaining in the first half.

Heritage Academy’s Aaron Clark hit one of the North’s eight first-half 3-pointers to build a 49-39 lead with 2:10 remaining in the first half.

St. Maria Goretti’s Dylan Leazier had 13 points for the North and Smithsburg’s Aaron Dinterman ended with 12.

Between games, Clark defeated Broadfording Christian’s Pete Cradduck 7-5 in the boys’ Subway Three-Point Shootout.

Sprecher defeated Boonsboro’s Kara Nettleton 6-4 in the girls’ final.

Five all-star games will be played today at the Hagerstown Community College athletic complex, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Three boys games and two girls games are on tap, along with a 3-Point Shootout scheduled for 5 p.m. Admission is $8.

Girls
South 57, North 56
SOUTH
Gulnac 2 3-6 7, Belella 1 0-0 2, Costello 4 2-3 10, Sprecher 6 4-4 16, Ewing 10 2-5 22. Totals 23 11-18 57.
NORTH
Smothers 6 2-7 15, Nettleton 1 0-0 2, Carroll 1 0-0 2, Anderson 2 1-2 5, Broadwater 3 0-4 6, Akins 0 3-4 3, Gantt 2 3-4 8, Perini 3 0-0 6, Osongo 3 0-2 6, Payne 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 9-23 56.
Half: South 25-20. 3-point goals—North 2 (Smothers, Gantt).

Boys
South 101, North 73
NORTH
Ganley 2 0-1 5, Knight 0 1-3 1, Dickson 2 0-1 5, Psillas 3 1-2 7, Ulizio 1 0-0 3, Leazier 5 0-1 13, Dinterman 5 2-2 12, Donaldson 2 1-2 7, Schilling 4 0-0 8, Bachtell 1 2-4 4, Tekeda 3 0-0 6, Ianaro 1 0-0 2. Totals 29 7-14 73.
SOUTH
Blanks 4 0-0 12, Silva 4 0-4 8, Clark 2 1-1 5, Smith 1 0-0 2, Ray 1 0-1 2, Christy 9 1-1 21, Cradduck 4 3-4 11, Heller 4 0-0 8, Pierre 12 1-3 25, Provitt 3 0-0 6. Totals 44 6-14 103.
Half: South 56-43. 3-point goals—North 8 (Ganley, Dickson, Ulizio, Leazier 3, Donaldson 2, South 5 (Blanks 3, Christy 2).

Advertisement
The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|