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Girls Basketball: Dickson leads Rebels' 2nd-half charge

December 14, 2012|By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent
  • South Hagerstown's D.J. Johnson, left, and Tayana Stewart, right, and Boonsboro's Tiffany Bowman, center, all try to get to a loose ball during Friday night's MVAL Antietam girls basketball game at Boonsboro.
By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

BOONSBORO — South Hagerstown junior forward Katrice Dickson scored 12 of her game-high 21 points in the second half as the Rebels pulled away for a 53-39 victory over the Boonsboro Warriors in an MVAL Antietam girls basketball game Friday night.

South improved to 3-1 (2-0) while handing Boonsboro (2-1, 1-1) its first loss.

“We were just looking for the open person,” said Dickson, who also had five rebounds. “We moved the ball well and ran our offense good. We took pressure real well and we were able to get past them. When we work together as a team, there is no stopping us. We can definitely go very far. Our goal is states. So far, we’re playing very well and working together real good.”

The Rebels, who led 24-23 at halftime, quickly got hot in the second half.

Dickson canned a 3-pointer just two seconds into the third quarter to start a 7-0 run for South. D.J. Johnson made a basket and Dickson converted both of her foul shots to increase the Rebels’ advantage to 31-23 with 3:55 remaining in the third quarter.

The Rebels were on top 38-31 at the end of the period.

South went on a 6-0 run during the first 4:07 of the fourth quarter to increase its lead to 44-31. The Rebels led by at least 10 points for the rest of the game.

“We played a little harder tonight than what we have been,” South coach Nate Naylor said. “We were a little bit more patient in running our offense. Defensively, we played well as a team. We just wanted to double-team the post. Every time that they got the ball inside to one of their big girls, we wanted to double-team her.”

Junior guard Chelsey Scott had 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals for the Rebels, while junior center T.J. Tillman had seven rebounds and Johnson added three assists in the victory.

Senior forward Shannon O’Brien had 11 points and six rebounds for Boonsboro. Senior center Tiffanie Bowman grabbed nine rebounds and sophomore guard Morgan Angle made four steals for the Warriors.

“In the second half, South’s defensive pressure caused us some problems,” Boonsboro coach Sam Connelly said. “They did a good job on the boards holding us to one shot. We struggled to contain their drive and they hit the big shots. Katrice Dickson played a great game. She got points for them when they needed them. I am proud of the effort by my kids. Our players were ready to go and they stayed focused.”

JV: Boonsboro 33-18.

South Hagerstown 53, Boonsboro 39
SOUTH HAGERSTOWN (3-1, 2-0)
Bedregal 2 1-2 6, Scott 4 5-9 14, Johnson 2 2-4 6, Dickson 7 6-8 21, Stewart 1 0-0 2, Tillman 2 0-0 4. Totals 18 14-23 53.
BOONSBORO (2-1, 1-1)
Davis 0 0-2 0, Angle 3 0-0 6, Green 2 0-0 5, Jenkins 2 0-0 4, Bowman 0 3-6 3, Bingaman 1 0-0 2, Sheridan 3 0-1 8, O’Brien 2 7-8 11. Totals 13 10-17 39.
South     11    13    14    15    —    53
Boonsboro    8    15    8    8    —    39
3-point goals — South 3 (Bedregal, Scott, Dickson), Boonsboro 3 (Green, Sheridan 2).

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