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Girls Basketball: Rebels survive Eagles' upset bid

December 17, 2012|By WILL ROBINSON | will.robinson@herald-mail.com
  • Francis Scott Key's Morgan Wolfe loses control as South Hagerstown's's Chelsey Scott (5) defends during Monday night's girls basketball game.
By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — South Hagerstown’s girls basketball team survived a test from Francis Scott Key on Monday, holding on for a 56-52 victory.

“Right now, we’re taking (the wins) as long as we can get them,” said South coach Nate Naylor. “We’re not used to being the team that everyone wants to beat. We’ve got to get used to taking everybody’s best shot.”

FSK (0-4) trailed 43-33 heading into the fourth quarter, but Lily Lawler hit a 3-pointer and Maddie Wilhide made a layup to cut the Eagles’ deficit to five, prompting a South timeout. Later, Jordan Fine finished a three-point play to put the Eagles within four at 50-46 with three minutes remaining.

However, a steal and finish by Chelsey Scott and an offensive rebound and putback by Tay Stewart put the game away for the Rebels (4-1).

Stewart led the Rebels with 20 points. Scott had eight points and five steals.

“Scott played well today. Tay played well today,” said Naylor. Really, our defense is keeping us in the game and our little bit of offense is putting us over the top.”

Both teams struggled from the floor in the first half. South managed a 28-13 lead on 10-of-29 shooting, thanks in large part to 10 points from Stewart, six from Scott and five from Katrice Dickson, who finished the game with 14 and nine rebounds.

Conversely, FSK shot 3-for-21 from the floor in the first half, led by five points by Gab Smallwood. Both teams combined for 31 turnovers and 20 fouls.

“We know that at the pace we play, we’re going to have a few turnovers, but we need to finish our layups. There’s no excuse for not finishing them,” Naylor said.

FSK came out on fire in the second half. Fine — held scoreless in the first half — went on a personal six-point run to start the third quarter en route to eight points in the period. The Eagles outscored the Rebels 20-15 in the period, with Lawler scoring six of her 13 points on two 3-pointers in the frame.

Fine led FSK with 16 points and seven rebounds. Wilhide had eight points and Smallwood added seven points and five rebounds for the Eagles.

Stewart and Alexis Longfellow each had six rebounds for the Rebels.

South Hagerstown 56, Francis Scott Key 52
SOUTH HAGERSTOWN (4-1)
Bedregal 5, Scott 8, K. Dickson 14, Longfellow 3, C. Dickson 2, Stewart 20, Shaffer 4. Totals 23 9-18 56.
FRANCIS SCOTT KEY (0-4)
Lawler 13, Wilhide 8, Fine 16, Wolfe 4, Kreimer 4, Smallwood 7. Totals 17 15-17 52.
South    12    16    15    13    —    56
FSK    4    9    20    19    —    52
3-point goals — South Hagerstown 1 (Bedregal), FSK 3 (Lawler 3). Fouled out — Longfellow.

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