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North, South girls each earn victories at Rebels' Shootout

December 28, 2011|By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN — Both North Hagerstown and South Hagerstown earned wins Wednesday in the first round of the Rebels’ Holiday Shootout.

North turned it on late to beat St. Paul’s School for Girls 41-34, while South had little trouble with Northern Garrett in a 73-30 romp.

* The Hubs (3-3) led 11-9 after the first quarter before going on an 8-0 run to stretch the lead to 19-9. St. Paul’s clawed back to end the half down five at 21-16. Iman Scott had nine of her 11 points for North in the first half.

St. Paul’s found its stroke in the third quarter, outscoring North 11-8 in the period to cut the deficit to 29-27. The Hubs only made 3 of 10 shots in the period, opening the door for St. Paul’s and Sharon Hull, who scored six points.

After trading baskets to begin the fourth quarter, Haley McDonnell hit her fourth 3-pointer of the game to give St. Paul’s a 32-31 lead.

It was short-lived. North went on a 10-2 run to seal the win. Kayla Peterson scored eight points in the run and finished with a game-high 13.

The Hubs won the battle of the boards, outrebounding the Gators 31-21.

“Defense has been the focus. I’m happy with it,” said North coach Cyndi Benjamin. “We still need a little more movement on offense without the ball, but everyone’s starting to mesh.”

* In the late game, South Hagerstown jumped out to a 17-6 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, using its fast-break offense to overwhelm Northern Garrett.

Tayana Stewart led the Rebels (5-3) with 23 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

“When our girls are on their game, they go after it,” said South coach Nate Naylor. “Our guards feel that they can put a shot up because they know that someone’s going to crash the boards.”

And crash the boards they did, as South rolled up a 31-17 rebounding advantage, led by Alexis Shaffer’s 10.

Naylor knows South’s defense will be tested against Martinsburg tomorrow.

“We have to be able to play defense. That’s what gets us the ball,” said Naylor. “Our game plan changes with each team, but we saw Martinsburg play tonight. They’re a great team.”

* St. Vincent Pallotti defeated Martinsburg 67-56 in Wednesday’s first game.

North Hagerstown 41, St. Paul’s 34
ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
McDonnell 12, Wright 2, K. Stavrakis 0, Hull 8, G. Stavrakis 2, Kreps 2, Mcneave 8. Totals 15 0-4 34.
NORTH HAGERSTOWN (3-3)
Williams 2, Peterson 13, McLeod 8, Trumpower 1, Smith 2, Scott 11, Chandler 4,. Totals 14 13-19 41.
SPSG    9    7    11    7    —    34
North    11    10    8    12    —    41
3-point goals — SPSG 4 (McDonnell 4).

South Hagerstown 73, Northern Garrett 30
NORTHERN GARRETT
Rayner 14, Buler 2, Vincent 2, Yommer 12. Totals 9 12-23 30.
SOUTH HAGERSTOWN (5-3)
Scott 7, Johnson 8, Dickson 8, Patino 2, Longfellow 13, Stewart 23, Small 6, Shaffer 6. Totals 31 9-13 73.
No. Garrett    6    8    11    5    —    30
South    17    18    21    17    —    73
3-point goals — South 2 (Longfellow, Stewart).

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