Boys Basketball: Rebels get some holiday cheer as only county winner at Hubs Classic

December 27, 2012|By TIM KOELBLE |
  • Loudoun County's Robbie Supcoe cuts through the defense of North Hagerstown's Nick Karlen (20), Kenny McCreary (24) and Preston Carey (25) in the second quarter Thursday night.
By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — South Hagerstown was the only Washington County team to post a victory in Thursday’s opening act of the Hubs Holiday Classic at North Hagerstown.

The Rebels rolled past Middletown 66-37 to stop a modest two-game losing streak, while North Hagerstown fell to Loudoun County (Va.) 70-64 and Washington (W.Va.) rocked Smithsburg 88-50. In the opener, Waynesboro picked up a 69-59 victory over Brunswick.

Today, Washington plays Brunswick at 2, followed by Smithsburg against Loudoun County, South Hagerstown clashing with Waynesboro and North Hagerstown meeting Middletown in the finale.

 Michael Hill and Kevin White were the catalysts in a big first quarter for the Rebels against Middletown.

Hill scored all seven of his points and White added six as South (4-3) marched to a 23-11 lead at the first break, putting things away early with a nine-point run to extend an 8-4 lead to 17-4 late in the quarter.

“White did exactly what we need him to do every game, bringing energy to the floor,” South coach Kevin Naylor said.

Middletown (0-5) couldn’t hit a bucket in the second quarter, going 0 for 8 and hitting one free throw, but South scored only nine and held a 32-12 lead at the break.

Devon King took over in the third quarter, despite a case of the flu, with 12 of his game-high 17 points as the Rebels waltzed to a 55-24 lead through three quarters.

“(King) shouldn’t have played because of the flu, but he wanted to be out there,” Naylor said.

Middletown didn’t notch a field goal until Howie Kalamets scored at the 2:57 mark of the third quarter. Kalamets led the Knights with 13 points.

White finished with 12 points, while Kevin Henson and Glen Tensley each added 10. Tensley, making his debut with the big boys, scored his first varsity points by hitting two 3-pointers.

“We know we have to be better than we have been,” Naylor said. “We have to be better with our focus. We attacked the rim tonight and didn’t take bad outside shots.”

 North Hagerstown and Loudoun County were locked in a duel that went down to late in the fourth quarter before the Raiders took control.

The Hubs (4-3) rallied from an eight-point deficit (38-30) early in the third quarter to take a 57-56 lead on a putback by Andrew Yacyk.

Loudoun County (7-3) countered with two free throws by Quan Stinger for a 58-57 lead and never lost the advantage.

Mike Anderson hit one of his six 3-pointers for a 61-57 lead and later added two key free throws after a technical foul by Yacyk with 1:14 left for a 65-60 lead. The Hubs could never rebound.

North simply could not stop Anderson, who finished with 30 points and five assists. He wasn’t shy, hitting one of his 3s from Waynesboro and another from Smithsburg, as North couldn’t get in his face.

“We knew about him,” North coach Kevin Hartman said. “We kept making switches with personnel on him. He’s not a selfish player.”

Anderson hit 11 of 16 from the floor as Loudoun County hit 56 percent (24 of 43) for the contest.

Isaiah Keyes led the Hubs with 16 points, including four 3s. Preston Carey and Max Ober each had 12 and Yacyk added 10.

“We made a run late, but we just couldn’t make the shots we should be making,” Hartman said. “We’ve got people in the right place at the right time, but we don’t finish.”

 Smithsburg was no match for the talented Patriots.

Washington (6-2) went on a 17-2 run in the latter half of the opening quarter to make the game a matter of the final score.

“They are just so much more athletic and better,” Smithsburg coach Mike Williams said. “I don’t think we’ll see anyone with as much athleticism as them.”

Eleven players dotted the scorebook for the Patriots, headed by 6-foot-3 junior Jerome Jones’ all-around showing with 12 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Dominique Newman had 13 points along with seven steals and five assists, Marquel Hosby had 12 points and Kendell Smith had 10.

“(Jerome) has been consistent all year, along with his brother (Maleke),” Washington coach Don Bullett said. “I’m happy everybody got a chance to play today and we were able to look at the bench.”

Cobi King was a jewel in the rough for Smithsburg (2-5) with a team-high 15 points.

 In an extremely competitive opener, Brunswick (5-2) took an early 12-5 lead behind two 3-pointers by Collin Nusbaum. The Railroaders held a 17-12 lead before Waynesboro sophomore Ryan Kelley entered game.

Kelly hit a 3-pointer and lined up for three more to push the Indians to a 21-18 lead after the first quarter.

The Indians (3-4) took a 37-30 halftime lead on back-to-back scores by Tim Ingram and Seth Hoffman.

Before Railroaders knew what hit them in the third quarter, Waynesboro had taken a 46-32 lead with Hoffman collecting five points. Brunswick cut the deficit to 46-40 but Shaquill Smith hit a 3 at the buzzer for the Indians, who then controlled the fourth quarter.

The Indians hit 10 3-pointers — four by Kelley and three from Hoffman.

“Threes are part of our game,” Waynesboro coach Tom Hoffman said. “We’re not big so our strength has to be our outside shooting.”

Kelley ended with a season-high 18 points, while Smith scored 15, Ingram had 12 and Hoffman had 11.

Ingram, at only 6-feet tall, was in charge inside on the boards with nine rebounds.

“(Ingram) plays big inside for us,” Hoffman said.

Nussbaum and Zach Hossler shared scoring honors for Brunswick with 13 points each, while Dallas Darling added 11.

Waynesboro 69, Brunswick 59
Smith 15, Hoffman 11, Ingram 12, Fetterhoff 5, Kelley 18, Bennett 2, Montgomery 6. Totals 26 7-10 69.
Hossler 13, Darling 11, Nussbaum 13, Axline 5, Price 2, Coats 2, Smith 5, Handy 2, Howard 6. Totals 24 6-9 59.
Waynesboro    21    16    12    20    —    69
Brunswick    18    12    10    19    —    59
3-point goals—Waynesboro 10 (Kelley 4, Hoffman 3, Smith, Ingram); Brunswick 5 (Nussbaum 3, Hossler, Axline).

Washington 88, Smithsburg 50
Newman 13, Brown 7, Smith 10, Stewart 6, Bell 4, Coles 9, J. Jones 12, M. Jones 9, Brunswon 4, Himes 2. Totals 34 17-29 88.
King 15, Ryan 3, Sprecher 4,, Shifler 2, Gibson 9, Tracey 5, Barnes 6, Carson 4, Lowe 2. Totals 21 7-14 50
Washington    27    24    21    16    _    88
Smithsburg    5    14    16    15    —    50
3-point goals—Washington 2 (Hosby, J. Jones); Smithsburg 1 (King).

South Hagerstown 66, Middletown 37
Panther 8, Kalamets 13, Racz 2, Rinehart 5, Headley 2, Grife 2, Aniugo 5. Totals 14 8-14 37.
Freeman 4, Johnson 2, Hill 7,, white 12m Henson 10, King 17m Redmon 2, Tensley 10, Luna 2. Totals 28 5-8 66.
Middletown    11    1    12    13    —    37
South Hag.    23    9    23    11    —    66
3-point goals—Middletown 1 (Panther); South 5 (Tensley 2, Hill, King, Henson). Technical foul—SH: Redmon.

Loudoun County 70, North Hagerstown 64
Supcoe 3, Anderson 30, M. Adams 10, Borup 5, Stinger 9, Larson 4, Gore 9. Totals 24 14-19 70.
Ober 12, Karlen 2, Keyes 16, McCreary 4, Carey 12, Yacyk 10, Peralta 8. Totals 25 8-8 64.
Loudoun Co.    14    17    18    21    —    70
North Hag.    11    16    18    19    —    64
3-point goals—Loudoun 8 (Anderson 6, M. Adams, Borup); North 6 (Keyes 4, Carey 2). Technical fouls—LC: Anderson; NH—Yacyk; Fouled out—NH: Yacyk.

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