Hampshire County rolls past Berkeley Springs, 65-36
Despite what Berkeley Springs coach Chad Brinegar characterized as one of his team's best games of the year, Hampshire County had little trouble disposing of the Indians, 65-36 in boys basketball on Friday, January 12, in Romney.
"Even though we lost, I was pleased with our play tonight," Brinegar said. "Hampshire has a good team and I thought we did some things very well. I know it sounds crazy when you lose by the margin we did, but I saw a lot of things I liked."
William Hughes scored eight of his game-high 14 points in the opening quarter, as the Trojans built a 17-10 lead and never looked back in their way to the 29-point win.
Berkeley Springs was able to hold Hampshire to only 10 points in the second quarter, but the Indian offense struggled as well, scoring only five points. Foster Sirbaugh had four of those points and Jeremy Michael the other.
"We have got to get more people involved in the offense," Brinegar said. "When you only have a couple of guys scoring it is tough to generate any offense. We aren't being patient enough. We need to run our entire offense and not try and force things too much."
Hampshire County, leading by 12 points, 27-15, at the break, put the game out of reach in the third quarter. Again, Berkeley Springs had only two players score in the quarter (Foster Sirbaugh six and Robbie Williams three) as Hampshire County outscored the Tribe 22-9 for an insurmountable 49-24 lead heading into the final quarter of play.
LJ Wright scored 11 fourth-quarter points, but the only other Indian to score was Michael, who made one of two free throw attempts, as the Indians fell to their Class AAA opponent 65-36.
Wright led 4-6 Berkeley Springs with 11 points, Foster Sirbaugh scored 10, Nathan Sirbaugh and Robbie Williams five apiece, Ricky Yost three and Michael two.
William Hughes led the balanced Trojan attack with 14 points. Teammates Lucas Allen and Joe Corbin scored 12 points each.
Berkeley Springs will travel to Union this Saturday, January 20 with the game slated to begin at 4 p.m.