Lady Indians roll past SVCA
Deidra Burch scored 12 points in the first half and Casey Solomon netted 14 in the second half to lead Berkeley Springs to a 54-38 victory over visiting Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy on Wednesday, December 22, in Berkeley Springs.
Burch scored just 13 seconds into the game, part of a 10-3 Indian run, that enabled Berkeley Springs to take a 15-5 lead after the opening quarter of play.
Burch, Solomon and Lauren Schetrompf scored in the second quarter, as the Indians extended the lead to 24-12 at the intermission.
"I thought we had a decent first half," said Berkeley Springs coach Dale McCumbee. “We made some mistakes, but played pretty well on defense. We had a comfortable lead, but knew that we could not relax."
Solomon scored Berkeley Springs first eight points of the second half, enabling the Indians to take a 32-16 lead with 5:17 remaining in the third quarter. The two teams traded baskets for the remainder of the quarter, and Berkeley Springs headed to the final eight minutes of regulation with a 40-24 advantage.
SVCA started the fourth quarter on a 6-2 run, cutting Berkeley's lead to 12 points, 42-30. But, Solomon scored four unanswered points putting the Tribe back on top by 16 points, 46-30. Shenandoah went on another run to cut the leads to 46-35, before Solomon and Burch scored back-to-back buckets to put the game out of reach.
"I thought we left a lot of points on the court today," said McCumbee. “We have to start taking advantage of the easy basket opportunities."
Burch, who played ill against Frankfort earlier in the week, led the Indians with 25 points, while Solomon added a career high 20 points.
"Deidra came back and had a good game and Casey had another tremendous effort," said McCumbee. “She (Solomon) has become a real factor for us."
Schetrompf and Sydne Yanez rounded out the Indian offense with five and four points, respectively.
Sarah Benkendorf led SVCA with 12 points.
The win evened Berkeley Springs record at 3-3.