2017-01-18 / Sports

Reedy’s three pointer sinks Keyser at the buzzer, 53-51

by Jamie Harris

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians Varsity Basketball Team is still adjusting with the mid-year coaching change, but this past Wednesday, January 11 the Tribe pulled off a stunning upset over visiting Keyser.

Keyser came into the contest fresh off a win over Class AAA Hampshire. Plus in recent years the Golden Tornado has handled the Tribe relatively with ease on the hardwood court.

This time around with a fired up crowd the Indians kept battling and fighting for points in each quarter and would not let Keyser get in an offensive rhythm throughout the game. With mere seconds left on the clock in the fourth quarter and trailing 51-50 the Indians used a timeout to set the plan to win the game.

Senior guard Josh Reedy got the ball in his hands and let a three point shot fly at the buzzer and when the ball swished through the net the Tribe and crowd went crazy as Berkeley Springs came away with a 53-51 barn burner win.

Berkeley Springs got the game off to a great start as they took a 9-8 lead after the first quarter. Colin Breeden led the way with four points, while Reedy had a three, and Mason Sipes supplied a basket.

In the second period the Indians outscored the Golden Tornado 17-16 and went into the half with a 26-24 lead. Breeden once again continued to be a thorn in Keyser’s side as he added seven more points to his total. Justin Stone added six while Ayden Lackey and Sipes chipped in with two each.

In the third quarter Keyser got some momentum back as they outscored Berkeley Springs 14-9 and took a 38-35 lead after three quarters of play. Breeden added five more points while Braden Mellott had four.

In the fourth quarter the game started to heat up as the Indians kept scrapping away and was able to outscore Keyser 18-13 to set up the come from behind win. Breeden had eight fourth quarter points, Spencer Cutlip added a pair of free throws, Nathan Osborn had five and Reedy had the game winning three.

With the win the Indians improved to 3-6 on the season. Berkeley Springs was led by Breeden who had a game high 24 points. Reedy (six points), Stone (six points and three rebounds), Osborn (five points and four rebounds), Mellott (four points), Sipes (four points and six rebounds), Cutlip (two points, three rebounds and two steals), and Lackey (two points) supplied the rest of the scoring. Nathan Mason had eight rebounds for the Indians also.

This past Saturday’s game with Philip Barbour was postponed due to inclement weather. The Indians will next be in action this coming Friday, January 20 when they travel to Petersburg for a key sectional game with the Vikings. Then on Monday, January 23 the Indians will host Clear Spring, Md.

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