Burch shines on Senior Night
Deidra Burch scored a game-high 30 points, and had her typically solid floor game, leading Berkeley Springs High School past Washington, 63-50, on Thursday, February 9, on Senior Night in Berkeley Springs.
"It was fitting that Deidra had a game like this on Senior Night," said Berkeley Springs Coach Dale McCumbee. “She has meant so much to this program and deserved to finish her regular season home-career like this.
She is the best point guard that I have had the pleasure to coach. She has such a great understanding and feel for the game. She does more than score points. She sees the floor so well, plays great defense and distributes the ball extremely well. She has had a great attitude, is a tireless worker and leads by example. Needless to say, we are going to miss her."
Also playing her final regular season home game was Brittney Napfel. And though she did not score a point in the game, McCumbee said that, she too, had a good game.
"Brittney didn't score, but she had three rebounds, two blocked shots and an assist," said McCumbee. “She made a solid contribution tonight and has been an asset to the program."
Berkeley Springs got off to a tremendous start and led 22-6 at the end of the opening quarter.
"We played about as well as we could have in the first quarter and the opposite in the second," McCumbee said. “I don't know what happened in the second quarter, but after getting off to such a good start we seemed to hit the wall. The good news is that we bounced back with a solid second half."
Washington outscored Berkeley Springs 17-10 in the second stanza, but Berkeley Springs still held a comfortable 32-23 lead at the half.
The Tribe added 16 third quarter points and stretched their lead to 48-35 after three quarters of play and then coasted to their 11th win of the year.
Casey Solomon, who has had an outstanding season, scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds, while Caitlyn Napfel added six points, Lauren Schetrompf five, Kelsey Delauter four and Casandra Burch one to the Berkeley Springs total.
"Casandra Burch had a good game," said McCumbee. “Although she only scored one point, she led us in rebounds with nine. This was a total team effort. There were a lot of players that made positive contributions. They don't always show up in the box score, but playing good defense and making good decisions are important."
Berkeley Springs, 11-9, ends the regular season at Hedgesville on February 16 and will open sectional play on February 21.