by Jamie Harris
The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball Teams traveled to Washington High School last Friday, November 30 to open their 2018-19 basketball season.
In the opening game, Berkeley Springs JV Lady Indians outscored the JV Patriots 8-1 in the first quarter.
In the second quarter Berkeley Springs used a 9-5 run to take a 17-6 halftime lead.
In the third quarter the JV Lady Indians outscored Washington 9-0 to take control of the game with a 26-6 lead.
In the fourth quarter Washington outscored the JV Lady Indians 8-6, but the JV Lady Indians secured the 32-14 win.
Leading the way for the JV Indians was Emily Stabler (eight points and four rebounds), Tyaira Mifflin (seven points, eight rebounds, six assists and six steals), Harly Didawick (six points, five rebounds and one assist), Hannah Shekey (four points, and four rebounds), Brittany Huntley (two points and five rebounds), Sara Veara (two points and one rebound), Chloe Miller (two points and two rebounds) and Dana Smith (one point). Halee Thomas pulled down five rebounds.
In the varsity contest Washington took a 15-13 lead. Scoring for Berkeley Springs in the first quarter were Darby Harris (four points), Brooke Davison (eight points) and Kaleah Mellott (one point).
In the second quarter the Lady Indians were starting to heat up as senior guard Davison was taking control of the game with her shooting and defense. Davison scored seven points in the second quarter as the Lady Indians looked on the verge of taking the game over. However, on a fast break Davison was fouled hard going down the baseline and was injured and could not return to the game. At the time of her injury Davison had 15 points, one rebound, one assist and three steals.
Washington then picked up the pace and outscored Berkeley Springs 16-13 in the second quarter to take a 31-26 lead at the half. Taylor Stotler (four points) and Katie Hoffman (two points) also scored in the second period for Berkeley Springs.
The Lady Indians made another run at Washington in the third period, but the Patriots outscored the Tribe 13-12. Karalyne Banks initiated the scoring with back to back three pointers while Caybrie Clatterbuck also connected from downtown. Hoffman (two points) and Mellott (one point) added to the scoring.
In the fourth quarter Washington’s defensive pressure finally broke the Lady Indians down and the Patriots used a 14-5 run to close out the game with a 58-43 win. Clatterbuck and Stotler added two more points while Mellott added another free throw.
Berkeley Springs was led by Davison (15 points), Banks (six points, three rebounds and two assists), Stotler (six points, one rebound, two assists and four steals), Clatterbuck (five points, four rebounds and two assists), Harris (four points, eight rebounds and two steals), Hoffman (four points and one rebound) and Mellott (three points, three rebounds and one assist).
The Lady Indians had a game Tuesday, December 4 at Keyser and will play today, Wednesday, December 5 at East Hardy. The junior varsity game will tip off at 6 p.m. and the varsity will follow at 7:30 p.m.
by Jamie Harris