by Jamie Harris
For the first time in seven years there will not be a Barkley in the line-up for head coach Chad Brinegar’ s Berkeley Springs Indians basketball team. All-state and 1432 point score Gavin Barkley has graduated and took his talents to Potomac State. Before Gavin, older brother Ethan was leading the Tribe and played at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College before graduating.
The Indians who finished the season 18-6 and were Class AAA Sectional Champions lost several other players from last season to graduation. Shawn Lord, Trevor Osborn and Oscar Robles were major contributors on the hardwood.
This season the Indians will return with senior guard Ty’Mir Ross (6’0”), who averaged a double double last season in points and re- bounds. The Indians will have height in the paint this season with senior Cole Oursler (6’ 4”), junior Holden Gurson (6’ 4”) and junior Dakota Hamrick (6’5”). All are capable of scoring underneath and pulling down rebounds for the Indians.
Joining Ross in the back- court will be senior Carlester Allen who is an explosive player who can make plays with his speed and athleticism.
The Indians will open the season up on Tuesday, December 6 with a home contest against Grace Christian Academy. JV tips off at 6 p.m. and the varsity will follow at 7:30 p.m.