Lady Indians fall in overtime on the road
by Jamie Harris
The Berkeley Springs Lady Indians hit the road for an out of state contest at Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy located in Winchester, Va. The Lady Indians were coming off their first loss of the season at the hands of Southern Fulton and were looking to knock the Lady Patriots who were coming into the contest at 6-0 from the undefeated ranks.
In a game that after four quarters could not decide the final outcome, it was the Lady Patriots outscoring Berkeley Springs 10-3 in the extra period to pull out a 46-69 victory.
The first half saw the Lady Indians trailing 12-8 as Casey Solomon and Sarah Haynes both scored four apiece to keep pace with SVCA. In the second quarter, the Lady Indians behind four more points from Solomon outscored the Lady Patriots 8-7 to go into the locker room trailing 19-16.
In the third quarter, Solomon was on fire behind the arc as she nailed three 3-pointers and the Lady Indians trailed 27-25 at the end of the quarter.
Going into the fourth quarter the Lady Indians used a 3- pointer from Lauren Schetrompf and a basket from Cassandra Burch to start a rally. Then Sarah Haynes, who had a rough night shooting, found her way to the free throw line and was able to make four out of five to help Berkeley Springs force overtime with the score tied at 36 each.
In overtime, Shenandoah Valley used a 10-3 run to end any hopes of a Lady Indian win. The lone Berkeley Springs points in the extra period came on Solomon’s fourth 3-pointer of the night.
Berkeley Springs was paced by Casey Solomon’s season high 20 points, four 3-pointers, and six rebounds. S
arah Haynes had 12 points, seven assists and seven rebounds.
Coach Dale McCumbee stated after the game that he felt his team was not playing with the same energy that they had during the team’s four game winning streak. “Right now we are not playing fundamental basketball, and it is the little things that can help us win ball games. Also the last two games we have not been shooting the ball very well at all!” Berkeley Springs is now 4-2 and up next for the Lady Indians was the matchup at Frankfort last night.
The JV Lady Indians dropped a 37-15 contest to fall to 1-3 for the season.