Freshmen boys start new year 6-1
The freshmen boys basketball team went on the road December 20 and played Martinsburg.
“It was a good experience,” Coach Mike Burks said. “They are really athletic. We played them close but ran out of steam,” said Burks.
Brandon McCumbee led in scoring with 16 points. Followed by Robbie Bernstein eight, Chris Kees four and Ben Solomon three. Bernstein lead the team in rebounds with 17 final score was 4-31 Martinsburg.
On December 22 the boys played Clear Spring at home and jumped out to a 31-14 first half lead. Led by Brandon McCumbee 10 first half points. The second half wasn’t any better for Clear Spring as the Indians defense took over, allowing the Blazers to score only 40 points Robbie Bernstein and Chris Kees dominated the boards by grabbing 15 and nine rebounds.
Leading the scoring for the tribe was McCumbee 17, Cameron Johnson 13, Bernstein seven, Kees six, Ben Solomon six, Kobe Mellott five, Joe Clark three, Kyle Harden four, Colton MacCumbee and Corey Osborn two. “It was a total team effort,” Coach Burks said. Final score Berkeley Springs’ 65 Clear Spring 40.
On December 27 the team traveled to Keyser to play Fort Hill. In the holiday tournament the Indians won 53-39.
Coach Burks said, “It was a sloppy win but we’ll take it. Probably, it was too much Christmas for the kids.”
Leading scores was Brandon McCumbee 19, Ben Solomon 12, Chris Kees 10 points and 11 rebounds, Robbie Bernstein five points and 12 rebounds, Cameron Johnson five and Joe Clark two.
The next night the young Indians played the Frankfort Falcons. Is was a close game through three quarters with the Indians up only by three 41-38.
The Indians defense tightened up, allowing the Falcons to score five points in the final quarter. The Tribe ran off 25 points to make the final score 66-43 tribe.
Leading scorers for the Indians were Brandon McCumbee 21, Chris Kees 13 points and 12 rebounds, Robbie Bernstein 11 points and 11 rebounds, Joe Clark 10, Cameron Johnson five, Corey Osborn two and Ben Solomon, Kobe Mellott and Kyle Harden one.
The next game for the young Indians is January 5 at Keyser. “Keyser has a real good team,” coach Burks said. “We will have to be at our best,” he said.
J.V. and Varsity follow the freshmen game.