Tribe ends losing streak
by Jamie Harris
Berkeley Springs High School boy’s basketball Coach Jeremy Horvat’s squad was looking for ways to solve a recent six game losing streak. Nothing better than shooting at the friendly nets of your home gym. The Indians played host to Highland on January 31 who earlier in the season dealt them a 65-46 setback.
The Indians trailed after the first quarter 13-10, but then put together an impressive 16-7 run in the second period to take a 26-20 halftime lead. In the second half the Indians outscored the Tartans 40-28 to take the 66-58 victory.
Kyle Appel scored 24 points to lead Berkeley Springs, while Kaleb Athey 12 points, Michael Kearney had 11 points and Bailey Mills hit two 3-pointers for the Indians (5-8).
Highland View (15-8) - Fisher 10, Mendoza 9, Marquez 9, Osoro 8, Smith 5, Siedl 2, Maragoto 3, Dye 2. Totals 20 3-8 48.
Berkeley Springs (5-8) - Appel 24, Athey 12, Kearney 11, Mills 6, Wise 5, Spielman 3, Zinzow 3, Johnson 2. Totals 26 8-11 66.
High. View 13 7 7 21 - 48
BS 10 16 18 22 - 66
3-point goals — Highland View 5 (Mendoza 2, Fisher, Maragoto, Smith), Berkeley Springs 6 (Mills 2, Wise, Spielman, Kearney, Appel).
Berkeley Springs hit the road for a visit to Musselman on January 29 with hopes to stop a recent five game losing streak. Unfortunately the Indians saw the streak go to six with an 82-55 setback to the AAA Applemen.
Berkeley Springs had a 10-9 lead before Musselman made a 3-pointer to put the Applemen ahead before stretching the lead to four at the end of the opening eight minutes.
Musselman managed a larger wave of momentum and energy throughout the second quarter by outscoring the Indians 23-12. It took one big play, a one handed slam dunk, that completely changed the game momentum.
Berkeley Springs coach Horvat had to burn a timeout to settle his players down with six minutes to play in the half to make the score 25-13. Kyle Appel led the charge for the Tribe in the second quarter with six points.
Michael Kearney led the Indians with a game-high 23 points. Zach Wise added 13, and Appel 10.