Depleted Tribe no match for Keyser
Berkeley Springs girls basketball team playing without their leading scorer Deidra Burch, and her sister Cassandra, was no match for visiting Keyser on Tuesday, January 3, losing to their Mineral County foe 71-22.
After getting off to a fast start, and leading 10-4 at the end of the opening quarter, it was all down hill for the remainder of the game.
Keyser unleashed a furious attack in the second quarter, outscoring the Indians 24-4, to take a 28-14 lead into the halftime intermission.
The Golden Tornado extended the lead to 21 points at the end of the third quarter and then sprinted away for the lopsided win.
"I thought our girls did a tremendous job in the first quarter, especially without Deidra," said Berkeley Springs coach Dale McCumbee. “But, their pressure finally got to us and they got a lot of easy baskets. It got to the point where we just couldn't respond."
Lauren Schetrompf led the Lady Indians with 14 points, Brittaney Napfel added five points, Casey Solomon two and Kelsey DeLauter one.
Elizabeth Yader paced a balanced Keyser offense with 14 points.
Keyser improved to 6-2, while the Indians fell to 4-5.