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Huntingtown Thomas Stone Postgame Report

Last Friday’s boys’ varsity game between Thomas Stone and Huntingtown was a highly contested battle. In the Thomas Stone defended their home court and waked away with 74-65 victory. Huntingtown had a four point at half time Daquon Watts lead Huntington’s first scoring effort with 15 first half points he finished the night with a total of 23 points. Michael Morrison was the second leading scorer for Huntingtown with 10 first half points and he add 6 points in the second half to finish the game with 16 points scored. During half time Thomas Stone Head Dale Lamberth challenged his defense to pressure the ball and that pressure lead several transition buckets in the second half. The pressure Thomas Stone applied in the second allowed them to battle for every rebound and lead to second chance points.  The leading scorers for Thomas Stone were Kamau Mitchell who finished the night with 25 points and Gary Grant how scored 20 points on the night.  In the end Thomas Stone lost the turn over battle 15-13. In the end Thomas Stone showed that you don’t always have to cause a turnover to win a ball game all you need to do is disrupt the other offense and that will allow a team to take control of the game just as easy. In the end Thomas Stone’s second half pressure allowed them turn a four point halftime deficit into a nine point win.

This has been your Huntingtown Stomas Stone postgame report. Tune in tomorrow for more SMAC action when St. Charles host McDonough coverage is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.

 


North Point Leonardtown Postgame Report

Last night’s girls’ varsity basketball game between North Point and Leonardtown turned out be a great back and forth battle until the clock hit zero for the final time. The final score was 48-43 in favor of Leonardtown as they were able to get the win in front of their home crowd and improve their record to 8-2, North Point fell to 7-3. The momentum of the game swung back and forth between the teams all night long. In the first quarter neither team was able to take control of the game however North Point gained control of the game in the second quarter as Leonardtown found themselves in foul trouble for almost the entire quarter. Leonardtown was able to weather the storm and battle back to take the lead in the late stages of the fourth quarter There were a few factors that allowed Leonardtown to take control of the game in the closing minutes and walk away with the win. First off Leonardtown was able to get North Point into foul trouble in second half, North Point’s foul trouble forced them to change their offensive plans and they had to turn to Synia Johnson how lead all scores with 18 points 13 of those points came in the second half. Although Johnson put the team on her back in the second half North Point still fell short, as Leonardtown looked for the best scoring chance ever time down the floor. Leonardtown had two players who finished in double figures Emma Vezzosi finished the night with 16 points 9 of those points came in second half. The other double figures scorer was Senior Kayla Goldring who finished the night with 15 points Leonardtown’s ability to look for the best scoring chances ever time they were on offense helped them to the win however it was not the only reason they won. Once North Point entered foul trouble Leonardtown’s defense brought the pressure and forced several turnovers when all was said and done Leonardtown won the turnover battle and the turnovers North Point committed late allowed Leonardtown to take control of the game in the closing minutes and earn a hard-fought victory. This has been your North Point Leonardtown Post game report

 


Northern Chopticon Postgame Report

On Tuesday the Chopticon girls’ varsity team played host to Northern as the two schools were finally able to face each other after multiple weather delays. After the first half was said and done Chopticon lead Northern 30 to 29. In the second half Chopticon was able to expand on their one-point halftime lead and won the ballgame 35-47.  There were two key factors that allowed Chopticon to turn their one-point lead into a twelve-point victory. Chopticon coach Joe Cook made defensive adjustments during halftime and those adjustments kept Northern’s two leading scores Mackenzie Detoto and Brylin Adams away from the basket for the majority of the second half. They both finished the game with 12 points scored all 12 of Detoto’s came in the first half, 10 of Adams 12 points were also scored in the first half. The second key factor in Chopticon’s win was the turnover differential, Chopticon turned the ball over a total of seven times only twice in the second half while Northern committed nineteen turnovers eight of those occurred in the second half. The turnovers lead to easy transition bucket opportunities for Chopticon and they made the most of nearly every opportunity. The offensive leaders for Chopticon in the second half who cashed in on the transition opportunities Northern gave them were Makenzie VanDevander who scored a total of 13 points 7 in the second half and Anna Resse who finished the night with 10 total points 6 of those points came in second half. Resse and VanDevander were able to step up in second half and take some pressure off Chopticon’s leading scorer of the game Holly Click who lead Chopticon’s offense in first half with 12 first half points. Click continued to find ways to score in second half and when the final buzzer sounded she lead all scorers with 16 points. In the end Chopticon was able to get their first win of the season because they were able to take care of the ball throughout the entire game, and they made the most of the extra opportunities that Northern gave them when Northern turned the ball over as well as make second half adjustments that forced Northern to change up their offensive approach and that allowed Chopticon to control the pace of the second half. This has been your Northern Chopticon post game report keep an eye out for the North Point Leonardtown post game report that will be posted shortly.

 


Leonardtown Northern Postgame Report

Leonardtown won last night’s boys’ varsity basketball game 57-42 over Northern. The game was tied after the first as each team scored 6 points in the first eight minutes, and Northern outscored Leonardtown in the third quarter 14 to 12. However the second and fourth quarters belonged to Leonardtown as they outscored Northern by 2 points in the 2nd quarter and 12 in the final quarter. In the end Leonardtown was able to win this game because of they fought for and won most of the rebounds on both the offensive and defensive end.  Almost every time Leonardtown got a defensive rebound they moved to their offensive end of the floor very quickly and that quick pace allowed them to get several uncontested buckets in transition.  Another key factor in the outcome of this game was Leonardtown’s ability to battle on the offensive boards and get the opportunity for second chance points. Their toughness on the offensive boards caused Northern to commit several fouls and a result Leonardtown spent their fair share of time at the foul line and they converted many of their trips to the foul line into points. So in the in the Leonardtown was able to win because there defense  was able to contain Northern’s high powered offense that averaging 20 more points a game than Leonardtown and they were able to create and make the most of second chance point opportunities.  This has been your Northern Leonardtown post game report. Join us for our next broadcast of SMAC high school basketball Tuesday at 6:30pm Chopticon girls’ varsity is playing host to Northern.


Northern Leonardtown Boys Basketball Preview

 Tomorrow’s boys’ varsity matchup between Northern and Leonardtown looks as if though it will come down to the wire if both defenses control the game. Leonardtown is averaging 35 points a game while Northern is averaging 55 points a game. While the points per game category goes to Northern there are two other crucial stats that could play a big role in determining who wins this game. The first stat is rebounds, Leonardtown is averaging 19 rebounds per game while Northern is averaging 21 rebounds per game. With these two team’s rebounds per game being so close I expect each team to battle for every rebound. The team that is more aggressive on the boards will most likely win this crucial stat and the game. However, who wins this game could also come done to which team is able to get the most points in transition. Most transition points are caused by the defensive team being aggressive and stealing the ball, the steals per game differential between Leonardtown and Northern is also very close Leonardtown averaging 6 steals per game while Northern is averaging 11 steals per game. Northern leads each of the three stats we looked at however the margin between both the rebounds per game and steals per game are close. That is why I expect tomorrow’s game to come down to the wire and be won by the team that is more aggressive on defense throughout the entire game. This has been your Northern Leonardtown boys’ varsity basketball preview tune in tomorrow for live play by play coverage of the game on 1690 AM WPTX. Coverage of the game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM You can also listen to the game with the listen live feature on this website, or download the new 1690WPTX app free from the app store. Stay tuned for a post about this game on Saturday.

 


Northern at Chopticon Moved to Tuesday January 16,2018

Tonight’s girls’ basketball game between Northern and Chopticon that was rescheduled from January 8, 2018, for tonight is now rescheduled for next Tuesday, January 16,2018. The start time is scheduled for 6:30pm. We look forward to covering the game next week. Our next live broadcast is scheduled for Friday January 12,2018. When the Leonardtown boys’ varsity basketball team host Northern. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:30PM. Stay tuned for a preview of the Northern Leonardtown game on Thursday.

 


Northern at Chopticon Postponed Once Again

Tonight’s girls’ basketball game between Northern and Chopticon that was rescheduled from January 8, 2018, for tonight has been postponed once again because of school closings. Stay tuned for further updates.

 


Northern at Chopticon Update

Tonight’s girls’ basketball game between Northern and Chopticon has been rescheduled for tomorrow January 9, 2018 with a start scheduled for 6:30pm. Have a great evening and tune in tomorrow for live coverage of the girls’ varsity basketball game Northern and Chopticon on 1690 AM WPTX . You can also listen to the game with listen live feature here on our website or with the new 1690 WPTX that you can download free from the app store.

 


Northern at Chopticon Postponed

Due to the potential for freezing rain this evening, the girls’ basketball game between Chopticon and Northern has been postponed. Stay tuned for updates. As of now the next scheduled broadcast of SMAC basketball will be this Friday when Leonardtown host Northern. That game scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM.

 


Northern Chopticon Girls Basketball Preview

Monday’s girls’ varsity matchup between Northern and Chopticon looks as if though the game will come down to the wire, and could be decided in the closing moments. Chopticon is averaging 38 points a game while Northern is averaging 42 points a game. With the two team’s points per game average being so close this game could come down two things. The team that makes the most of their chances at the foul line in the closing minutes when the pressure is on will win the game. However, if neither team fouls very often in the final minutes of the game, then the team who wins the rebound battle on the boards and  is able to create a greater number of second chance points will most likely win Mondays game. This has been your Northern Chopticon girls’ varsity basketball preview tune in Monday for live play by play coverage of the game on 1690 AM WPTX. Coverage of the game is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM You can also listen to the game with the listen live feature on this website, or download the new 1690WPTX app free from the app store. Have a great weekend and stay tuned for a post about the Northern Chopticon game on Tuesday.

 


Patuxent at Calvert Update

Tonight’s boys’ basketball game between Patuxent and Calvert has been rescheduled for Monday at 6:30pm.   As was stated in the last post our next live broadcast is also scheduled for 6:30 pm on Monday when Chopticon host Northern.  So unfortunately   we will not be able to air the game between Patuxent and Calvert, we wish both teams the best of luck. Have a great weekend and stay tuned for a preview of Northern vs. Chopticon.


Patuxent at Calvert postponed for tonight

Because of weather conditions and school closings,the boys basketball game between Patuxent and Calvert has been postponed. Stay tuned for updates.The next scheduled live broadcast will be Monday night when Chopticon host Northern. The start is scheduled for 6:30pm.

 


Colin McDaniel To Start Blogging On Local Games

Stay tuned SMAC Basketball fans. A game round up will follow after every game this basketball season. The best games of the week will be talked about on the air and right here on your home for SMAC Athletics. 1690wptx.com. From North Point to Patuxent, from Great Mills To Huntingtown, your hometown team can be heard live and read about right here. Make sure to download the new 1690 WPTX App so you don't miss a minute of live play by play action with Colin McDaniel. 


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