Lady Indians bounce back
After a disappointing loss to Keyser, 71-22, earlier in the week, the Berkeley Springs High School Girls Basketball Team got back on the right track with a convincing 67-49 win over Petersburg, in Petersburg, on Saturday, January 7.
The first half was close throughout, with Petersburg clinging to a one-point lead, 9-8, after one quarter of play, and Berkeley taking a precarious one-point lead, 23-22, at the half.
Casey Solomon scored 13 points in the quarter, and Deidra Burch added 10, as the Indians outscored the Lady Vikings, 29-11, in the third quarter to take a 52-33 lead into the final eight minutes of regulation.
"We came out strong after the intermission and took control of the game," said Indian Coach Dale McCumbee.
The teams traded baskets in the final quarter and the Indians coasted past their Grant County opponent by a final score of 67-49.
"It was nice to bounce back after getting beat pretty badly the other night," said McCumbee. “I was really pleased with the way we responded. This was a win in our section and everyone of those is crucial. Hopefully we can build off this going forward."
Solomon had a career-high 26 points to lead all scorers. Deidra Burch had another solid game scoring 18, Lauren Schetrompf added 11 points, Caitlyn Napfel three, Juanita Weigle, Cassandra Burch, Sydne Yanez and Kelsey Delauter two each, while Brittaney Napfel rounded out the scoring with one point.
Jenna Hiser paced the Vikings with 15 points.
The Indians played Musselman last night (January 10), will host Petersburg on January 13 and Frankfort on January 20.
With the win, Berkeley Springs improved to 5-5 on the year.