Lady Indians roll Moorefield
by Jamie Harris
At the start of the basketball season Coach Dale McCumbee was excited to have junior guard Sarah Haynes back in a Lady Indian uniform and out on the hardwood. Haynes was an all-state player two years ago as a freshman for Berkeley Springs. After not playing last year, she came back with vengeance in the Indians first game of the season.
Haynes scored 25 points, including five of seven from three-point range and hit 10 of 19 shots from the floor, in the Indians 56-34 win over Moorefield on Tuesday night. "Sarah Haynes is back from her freshman year," Coach Dale McCumbee said, “That's a welcomed edition, definitely. She was a big part of our program two years ago."
After a close first quarter in which Moorefield trailed by one after a 6-0 run, Berkeley Springs jumped out to a 25-14 lead at the half, and the Indians were able to cruise from there.
Berkeley Springs limited Moorefield to just four points in the second quarter.
Haynes had 15 points in the first half to build the lead, and Casey Solomon proved just as big in the second half as the Indians continued to pull away from the Yellow Jackets.
Solomon added 16 points for the Indians, all in the second half.
"Solomon has been a part of our program for four years now," McCumbee said. "I thought she really stepped up tonight and gave a tremendous performance."
Although happy with his team's performance, McCumbee said there are still things the squad can do to continue to improve. “It’s the first game of the season," he said. "But we had two starters out the whole second quarter, and we were able to increase the lead a little bit. I thought Casey Solomon's and Sarah Haynes' effort was tremendous out there."