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Scott, Hubs take over in 4th quarter

January 05, 2012|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN — Senior point guard Iman Scott scored 12 of her game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter to help the North Hagerstown Hubs pull away from the Boonsboro Warriors 52-37 on Thursday night in an MVAL Antietam girls basketball game.

North (5-4, 4-1) held a 33-27 lead over Boonsboro (5-5, 2-3) after three quarters.

The Hubs then put the game away by going on a 16-2 run in the first 4:50 of the fourth quarter to build a 49-29 advantage with 3:10 remaining. Scott scored 11 of the Hubs’ 16 points in that span.

“I struggled in the first half,” Scott said. “But my coaches keep telling me to just keep shooting. That is what I did and my shots started falling. Boonsboro is a good team. Tonight, they just played a good hard defense against us. But we learned how to work around it. We also played better defense and that helped us out.”

Scott said she feels pretty good about her team’s performance at this stage of the season.

“We have a pretty young team, but we are starting to grow,” she said. “We have progressed a lot since the beginning of the season. We just keep getting better and better with each game.”

Scott also had 10 rebounds and three assists.

“Iman Scott took some good shots early, but they just weren’t falling,” North coach Cyndi Benjamin said. “Her shots started falling in the fourth quarter. Even when she has off nights, she still finds ways to get the ball to other people. She is a very well-rounded player.”

Autumn Fisher had 10 points and six rebounds for the Hubs while Erika Kline had eight points and nine rebounds and Samiyah Williams had nine rebounds in the victory.

“We came out pretty strong in the second half,” Benjamin said. “The key to the win tonight was the girls’ defense. The defense led to the offense. We were playing patient on offense, and we were hitting our shots.”

Shannon O’Brien led Boonsboro with 10 points and eight rebounds.

“We were only down by six points going into the fourth quarter,” Boonsboro coach Sam Connelly said. “But it took us a while to score in the fourth quarter. We are a better basketball team than what we showed tonight. We just didn’t get any consistency tonight.”

Boonsboro scored seven straight points to take a 7-3 lead with 3:26 remaining in the first quarter. But North trimmed the lead to 12-11 by the end of the period.

It was an 18-18 tie at halftime.

Boonsboro won the JV game 42-25. Jordan Bingaman led Boonsboro with 17 points and Maddie Dunn led North with nine.

North Hagerstown 52, Boonsboro 37
BOONSBORO (5-5, 2-3)
Pantos 4, Smith 8, Poffenberger 9, Hawbaker 3, Tucker 3, O’Brien 10. Totals 12 12-23 37.
NORTH HAGERSTOWN (5-4, 4-1)
Williams 3, Peterson 5, McCleod 8, Fisher 10, Scott 18, Kline 8. Totals 18 13-23 52.
Boonsboro    12    6    9    10    —    37
North    11    7    15    19    —    52
3-point goals—Boonsboro 1 (Poffenberger); North Hagerstown 3 (Fisher, Scott 2).

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