Boys Basketball: Wildcats claw way back to .500 mark

February 10, 2012|By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent

BOONSBORO — Williamsport’s three-man wrecking crew was too much for Boonsboro to handle.

Tyler Wise, Alex Aleshire and Sterling Christy each scored in double figures, combining for 42 points, to help the Wildcats to a 56-36 MVAL Antietam boys basketball victory over the Warriors.

“I thought the defense did a nice job tonight,” Williamsport coach Scott Mowbray said. “I’m pretty pleased with their efforts.”

Wise led the Wildcats with 18 points, while Aleshire added 13 points and Christy finished with 11 points. Williamsport (10-10, 7-7) held Boonsboro to single digit scoring in three of the four quarters.

“I thought Wise and Christy did a nice job down low,” Mowbray said. “Aleshire did a good job, too, running the offense.”

Boonsboro was plagued by foul trouble in the first half, racking up two fouls in the first minute and had seven fouls 20 seconds into the second quarter, putting Williamsport in the bonus.

“The kids played their tail off tonight,” Boonsboro coach Skip Chambers said. “Williamsport is a good team but not one of my kids quit.”

Williamsport led after the first quarter 11-8 and extended its lead to 26-17 by halftime.

The Wildcats held Boonsboro to six points — on a pair of 3s — in the third quarter to take a 40-23 advantage into the final period.

“Coming in, we wanted to be efficient on offense and wreak havoc on defense,” Mowbray said.

Boonsboro (3-15, 0-14) put together its best offensive quarter in the final eight minutes. The only problem was Williamsport topped it.

“We just have to keep working and get better,” Chambers said.

“The offense ran their sets well and we got some good looks,” Mowbray said.

The Warriors failed to place anyone in in double digits as Caleb Jardeleza finished with nine points followed by Nick Seabright with six points.

“One thing I can take away from this is the kids played hard the entire time,” Chambers said.

Williamsport 56, Boonsboro 36
WILLAMSPORT (10-10, 7-7)
Wise 18, Aleshire 13, Christy 11, Jackson 5, Butts 3, Crabtree 3, Myers 3. Totals 18 19-27 56.
BOONSBORO (3-17, 2-12)
Jardeleza 9, Seabright 6, Bennett 5, Lewis 5, Miranda 4, Anderson 3, Bitner 2, Stephenson 2. Totals 13 7-12 36.
Williamsport    11    15    14    16    —    56
Boonsboro    8    9    6    13    —    36
3-point goals — Williamsport 1 (Crabtree), Boonsboro 3 (Anderson, Jardeleza, Lewis).

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