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Boys Basketball: City schools notch victories at Hubs Holiday Classic

December 28, 2012|By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com
  • Waynesboro's Seth Hoffman has his shot blocked by South Hagerstown's Kevin Henson in the second quarter of Friday's Hubs Holiday Classic game at North Hagerstown.
By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — South Hagerstown picked up a second straight victory on Friday in the Hubs Holiday Classic at North Hagerstown, while the hosts rebounded from a loss on Thursday to get back in the win column.

The Rebels went up against Waynesboro and came away a 73-53 winner, while North Hagerstown took care of Middletown in the nightcap, 66-44.

Also, Loudoun County (Va.) dispatched Smithsburg 72-56 and Washington rolled easily over Brunswick, 86-43.

* Kevin White scored South’s first points, Devon King and Xavier Freeman followed with four each and the Rebels never trailed in beating Waynesboro, from the Mid-Penn Conference.

“We finally ran our offense well in the beginning parts of the game,” South coach Kevin Naylor said. “When he stays awake, Kevin White — he’s a good player.”

White had 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Rebels (5-3), who controlled three key junctures of the game to stave off Waynesboro (3-5).

A pair of conventional three-point plays, by King and White, helped South take a 33-22 halftime lead.

Waynesboro did not roll over in the third quarter, even after the Rebels put together a 7-0 run to take a 46-27 lead.

The Indians answered with a 10-0 run and closed to within 46-37 of South.

Things were in doubt until a pair of turnovers led to successive South baskets for a 50-37 lead after three quarters.

“We cut it down to nine and could have been at least to seven, but this is a game of momentum and our turnovers led to their layups,” Waynesboro coach Tom Hoffman said.

“Waynesboro is a quick, scrappy team,” Naylor said. “But we were lucky to control the boards.”

South held a 43-22 advantage on the glass, with 13 rebounds from White, 11 from King and eight from Xavier Freeman, who also had 14 assists and played admirably when King, White and Michael Henson — who scored 10 points — were each in foul trouble.

“We do not match up well with that kind of team,” Hoffman said.

Shaquill Smith led the Indians with 16 points, including three 3-pointers, as Waynesboro hit eight from deep in the game.

* North Hagerstown (5-3) started slowly against Middletown and fell behind 6-0. It wasn’t until Isaiah Keyes’ field goal at the 4:55 mark that the Hubs scored.

Keyes followed with a 3 and the Hubs eventually took the lead 9-8 on two free throws by Max Ober — part of an 11-0 run that gave North a 16-8 lead.

Middletown (0-6) finished the quarter by cutting the deficit to 16-14, but North took charge the rest of the way.

“We came out a little lackadaisical, just had to get our feet under us,” North coach Kevin Hartman said of the early deficit. “I’m happy with the comeback (after Thursday’s loss). We had a good shootaround and it carried over to the game.”

Keyes had back-to-back goals midway through the third quarter to stifle a potential Middletown uprising for a 41-28 Hubs lead.

“(Keyes) did a nice job tonight as well as Max (Ober),” Hartman said. “Our guards picked us up tonight.”

Keyes and Ober each scored 14 for the Hubs, while Will Peralta played big inside with 12 points and six rebounds.

The Hubs had only 15 turnovers and their defense forced Middletown into 26 mistakes.

“I’m pleased with the defensive effort,” Hartman said. “We had some different personnel in defensively tonight.”

* Smithsburg had a very different beginning than the Leopards experienced on Thursday against Washington. The Leopards led Loudoun County 7-4 in the early stages before the Raiders (8-3) went wild.

Robbie Supcoe hit a 3 that kicked off a 13-0 run for a 17-7 lead, and the Leopards (2-6) never recovered, though they still played hard.

“We lost our focus on defense during that run,” Smithsburg coach Mike Williams said. “Whatever we tried, man or zone, we weren’t communicating.”

Williams joked afterward that he was going to send most of his team to Urgent Care, with many players coming in under the weather.

Cobi King played well for the second straight game, picking up the scoring slack for the injured Ryan Bolton. King led three players in double figures with 14 points and also had five rebounds. Cedric Barnes had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Eric Gibson scored 10.

* In the opener, Washington once again came to town and waltzed to a victory, even though the Patriots arrived 15 minutes before the scheduled start of 2 p.m., because of a school bus arriving late at their school.

When Brunswick coach Dan McLane called his first timeout just 1:18 into the game, Washington already had a 6-0 lead. It became 17-0 before Brunswick scored its first points of the game with 4:01 left on a goal by Jay Howard.

Dominique Newman scored 10 of his game-high 19 points in the first quarter for the Patriots (7-2). Keldon Bell added 15 points and eight rebounds and Damarie Stewart had 10 points off the bench for Washington.

Zach Hossler led Brunswick (5-3) with 10 points and four rebounds.

North Hagerstown 66, Middletown 44
NORTH HAGERSTOWN (5-3)
Ober 14, Boykins 8, Keyes 14, McCreary 2, Carey 0, Yacyk 6, Peralta 12, Reynolds 6, Stubbs 2, Gantt 2. Totals 28 7-11 66.
MIDDLETOWN (0-6)
Panther 5, Schumacher 21, Murphy 2, Racz 2, Rinehart 18, Headley 2, Grife 4, Sprignoli 2, Bolton 7. Totals 17 6-10 44.
North    16    14    18    18    —    66
Middletown    14    10    12    8    —    44
3-point goals — North 3 (Keyes 2, Boykins), Middletown 4 (Bolton 2, Panther, Rinehart).

South Hagerstown 73, Waynesboro 53
SOUTH HAGERSTOWN (5-3)
Freeman 8, Johnson 6, Hill 8, White 16, Henson 10, King 19, Redmon 2, Hendershot 4. Totals 30 12-22 73.
WAYNESBORO (3-5)
Smith 16, Hoffman 4, Ingram 8, Fetterhoff 3, Kelley 0, Cline 2, Bennett 8, Brown 3, Chatfield 2, Montgomery 6. Totals 18 9-18 53.
South    17    16    17    23    —    73
Waynesboro    9    13    15    16    —    53
3-point goals — South 1 (Henson), Waynesboro 8 (Smith 3, Montgomery 2, Hoffman, Bennett, Brown). Fouled out — Smith, Henson. Technical foul — South coach Naylor.

Loudoun County (Va.) 72, Smithsburg 56
SMITHSBURG (2-6)
Miller 12, King 14, Sprecher 4, Gibson 10, Tracey 2, Barnes 11, Lowe 3. Totals 21 9-13 56.
LOUDOUN COUNTY (8-3)
Supcoe 9, Anderson 19, Wenzel 2, M. Adams 9, Borup 7, Stinger 10, Larson 2, Labahn 5, Herring 9. Totals 26 9-13 72.
Smithsburg    10    15    14    17    —    56
Loudoun Co.    20    18    13    21    —    72
3-point goals — Smithsburg 5 (Miller 2, King, Gibson, Lowe), Loudoun Co. 11 (Anderson 4, Supcoe 3, M. Adams 2, Labahn, Herring). Fouled out — Gibson.

Washington 86, Brunswick 43
BRUNSWICK (5-3)
Hossler 10, Darling 5, Fawley 7, Axline 4, Price 2, Howard 5, Handy 2, Foltz 6, Wenner 3. Totals 18 3-6 43.
WASHINGTON (7-2)
Newman 19, Brown 3, Smith 2, Bell 15, Hosby 2, J. Jones 8, Coles 8, M. Jones 9, Brunson 2, Himes 2, Stewart 10. Totals 36 8-11 86.
Brunswick    6    8    15    14    —    43
Washington    27    12    25    22    —    86
3-point goals — Brunswick 4 (Hossler, Darling, Fawley, Wenner), Washington 6 (Newman 2, Brown, Bell, J. Jones, Stewart).

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