Lady Indians earn first win over East Hardy

Alaira Harrington runs the ball down the court.
photo by Lori Younker

by Jamie Harris

Last Thursday night, December 2, the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians varsity basketball team opened their season at home. Berkeley Springs hosted the East Hardy Cougars in front of a pumped up home crowd.

The Lady Indians got off to a fast start as freshman Alaira Harrington scored the first six points for Berkeley Springs. At the end of the first quarter the Tribe led 6-4. In the second quarter the Lady Indians and Cougars each scored 9 points each, however it was the Lady Indians who went into the half up 15-13.

Berkeley Springs outscored the visitors 10-8, in the third quarter, to push their lead to 25-21. In the final quarter the Lady Indians got a much-needed scoring outburst with 15 points to wrap up the 40-26 win.

The Lady Indians (1-0) were led by senior Sara Veara (12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocked shots) and sophomore Maddie Fauver (10 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 blocked shot). Also contributing to the Tribe’s win was Emma Widmyer (7 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals), Alaira Harrington (6 points, 3 rebounds and 5 steals), Harly Didawick (3 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals), and Jazmine Briscoe (2 points, 1 rebound and 1 steal).

As a team Berkeley Springs shot 28.9% from the field and the margin of victory could have been bigger if the Tribe had converted their free throws (11/24).

Up next for Berkeley Springs is a home contest on Monday, December 6 with Faith Christian Academy starting at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, December 8 the Lady Indians will travel to Hancock for a 6 p.m. tip-off. On Friday, December 10 the Lady Indians will travel to state power Frankfort for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.