2017-02-15 / Sports

Lady Indians lose 3 in hoops action

by Jamie Harris

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians may look back on the 2016-2017 regular season and view it as a season of missed opportunities. This past week the Lady Indians played in three games with two at home and one on the road and all three of the games saw Berkeley Springs come out on the short end of the stick.

The Lady Indians hosted the Philip Barbour Lady Colts in a sectional contest last Monday, February 6. Philip Barbour came into the game with an impressive resume and by the end of the fourth quarter the visitors took an 83-33 win.

The Lady Indians trailed 18- 6 after the first quarter and saw that margin increase into a 33- 11 halftime deficit.

In the third quarter the Lady Colts held a commanding 59- 21 lead and from there used a 24-11 fourth quarter run to take the 50 point victory.

Berkeley Springs was led by Emily Young (eight points and eight rebounds), Brooke Davison (seven points and three assists), Darby Harris (four points and four rebounds), Morgan Smailes (four points and three rebounds), McKennah Mullen (three points and three rebounds), Katy Banks (three points), Hynnja Dietrich (two points and two rebounds), and Katie Hoffman (two points).

Last Tuesday, February 7 the Lady Indians hosted the Frankfort Lady Falcons in the last home game of the season. This time around the Lady Indians were a different type of offensive team as they placed three players in double digits in scoring, but the high octane Lady Falcons still managed an 83-69 win.

Sophomore Davison scored a career high 29 points to go with four rebounds and four assists. The hot shooting guard hit seven three pointers and also went a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line. Junior Smailes also had a career high as she scored 18 points and pulled down six rebounds. Young had a double double with 14 points and 12 rebounds while Mullen (sixpoints, four rebounds and seven assists), Tori Reed (two points and seven rebounds), and Harris (two points and five rebounds) also helped lead the Lady Indians.

Berkeley Springs hit the road and traveled to Taylor County to play the Grafton Lady Bearcats last Friday, February 10. Needing a win over Grafton to secure the #5 seed in the upcoming playoffs the Lady Indians were doomed by 29 turnovers in a 51-45 loss.

Grafton took a 10-6 first quarter lead and by the half held a slim 19-17 advantage. After three quarters of play the Lady Bearcats held a 32-28 lead. The fourth quarter saw Berkeley Springs try to mount a comeback, but in the end they came up short of the 51- 45 loss.

The Lady Indians were led by Davison who had 19 points and five assists. Young (10 points and six rebounds), Harris (nine points and three rebounds), Smailes (six points and nine rebounds), and Mullen (one point, two rebounds and four assists) also helped lead the Lady Indians.

Berkeley Springs is now 7- 14 on the season and had its last regular season game at East Hardy on Monday, February 13.

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