2017-12-20 / Sports

Lady Indians pick up first win, but lose two to Clarke County and Moorefield


Darby Harris fights for the ball against the Eagles on Wednesday, December 13. In the background Hynnja Dietrich, 23 and Kat McLaughlin. Darby Harris fights for the ball against the Eagles on Wednesday, December 13. In the background Hynnja Dietrich, 23 and Kat McLaughlin. by Jamie Harris

The Berkeley Springs High School Lady Indians Basketball Team was back in action last week with three games. The Lady Indians were able to secure their first win of the 2017 season, but lost two games.

The Lady Indians boarded the bus and ventured to Hardy County for a contest with the Moorefield Lady Yellow Jackets on Monday, December 11.

Moorefield took a 10-9 first quarter lead and maintained that lead up to halftime. Berkeley Springs trailed 21-18.

In the third quarter, Berkeley Springs fought back to take a 28-27 lead with only a couple of minutes left in the quarter. However, Moorefield took the lead back with a four point run to end the third quarter up 31-28.

In the fourth quarter, the Lady Indians shooting went ice cold as the Lady Yellow Jackets outscored Berkeley Springs 18-6 over the final eight minutes to cruise to a 49-34 win.


Morgan Smailes drives the ball down court with a Clarke County Eagle guarding. photos by Melody Stotler Morgan Smailes drives the ball down court with a Clarke County Eagle guarding. photos by Melody Stotler In the loss, the Lady Indians were led by Morgan Smailes (eight points and four rebounds), Caybrie Clatterbuck (seven points and three rebounds), McKennah Mullen (six points, five rebounds and three assists) and Hynnja Dietrich (six points and four rebounds). Berkeley Springs was doomed by 24 turnovers in the loss.

The Lady Indians hosted the Clarke County Eagles from Berryville, Va. on Wednesday, December 13. Clarke County jumped out to a 14-10 lead after one quarter of play. In the second quarter both teams started to find an offensive rhythm, but Berkeley Springs was outscored 16-15 to go into the half down 30-25.

In the third quarter, Clarke County outscored the Tribe 14-8 to open up a 44-33 lead.

The fourth quarter saw Berkeley Springs make a run outscoring Clarke County 16-11, but it was not enough as the Eagles made several key free throws down the stretch to seal the 55-49 win.

The Lady Indians were once again doomed by turnovers as the Tribe had 28 for the game.

Smailes once again led the Lady Indians with 14 points and seven rebounds. Mullen had 10 points and four assists, while Tori Reed (eight points and four rebounds), Clatterbuck (seven points), Dietrich (six points and seven rebounds) and Darby Harris and Kat McLaughlin each pulled in five rebounds.

The JV Lady Indians dropped a hard fought, 40- 35, contest to Clarke County. Clatterbuck led the Indians with eight points. Kaleah Mellott (seven points and five rebounds), Dietrich (six points), Tyaira Mifflin (six points) and Taylor Stotler (six points) helped score for the JV Tribe.

The Lady Indians hosted Faith Christian Academy on Friday, December 15. In a game mismatched from the start Berkeley Springs roared out to a 31-4 first quarter lead.

By halftime the lead grew to a 48-16 advantage for the Tribe.

The third quarter saw Berkeley Springs start rotating a combination of players and at the third quarter horn the Tribe led 56-26.

The fourth quarter saw the Lady Indians outscore Faith Christian 9-2 to cruise to a 65-28 win.

Senior Katy Banks led the Lady Indians with 11 points. Banks was a perfect 3-3 from behind the three point line. Smailes (seven points), Mullen (seven points), Deitrich (six points), Reed (five points), Gena Burch (five points and four assists), Harris (four points and five rebounds), Kaleah Mellott (four points and eight rebounds), Clatterbuck (four points), McLaughlin (four spoints and five rebounds), Catey Cain (four points and six rebounds), Stotler (two points and two assists) and Katie Hoffman (two points and six rebounds) led the Tribe to their first win.

Next up for the Lady Indians (1-5) are three road contests. The first was yesterday, December 19 at Keyser. Then today, Wednesday, December 20 the Lady Indians travel to East Hardy. On Friday, December 22 the Lady Indians will make the long haul to Philip Barbour.

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