St. Maria Goretti: The Gaels won both their games on the week to remain undefeated on the season at 8-0. Najeh Allen scored 21 points to lift the Gaels past Bethel Academy 80-46 on Monday evening. Caleb Embeya scored 26 points to lead Goretti to a 68-54 victory over Mount Carmel on Friday in their BCL opener.
South Hagerstown: The Rebels snapped a 23-game losing streak with a season opening victory over Boonsboro, 66-44. The victory gave new Head Coach Shane Santell his first victory as Rebels head coach. Damon Breland led the way with 12 points. On Friday, Vaughn Lewis scored 18 points to lead South to a 69-53 win over Clear Spring to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Heritage Academy: The Eagles went 2-0 on the week with a 82-67 victory over Carroll Christian on Monday and a 54-43 over Cumberland Valley Christian on Friday. Junior Sean Mongan led Heritage in Monday’s win with 23 points, while Jackson Cline had 22 points to pace the Eagles in Friday’s triumph.
North Hagerstown: Junior Nas Keyes has been the star for the Hubs through two games. Keyes scored 29 points to lead North to a 62-57 season opening win over Smithsburg on Tuesday. On Friday, Keyes scored 30 points and had nine steals, but North fell to Williamsport in overtime, 68-63. Tuesday’s win also gave Hubs head coach Kevin Naylor his first win at North. Naylor is the first person to be head basketball coach at both North and South Hagerstown.
Williamsport: The Wildcats opened their season on Friday with an exciting 68-63 overtime victory over North Hagerstown. Sophomore Ceonta Wilmore led the Cats with 23 points, while Wyatt McKean added 13 points in the OT win.
Smithsburg: The Leopards went 1-1 on the week, dropping their opener to North Hagerstown, 62-57, then winning Friday’s road game at Francis Scott Key, 45-37. Josh Hegbe had 23 points in Tuesday’s loss to North, then scored 19 points in the win over FSK.
Article by Dave Foltz, Hagerstown, MD
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