2018-01-03 / Sports

Tribe rolls by Southern Fulton

Fall to Clear Spring in Tri State Shootout Championship
by Jamie Harris

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians varsity boys’ basketball team had a very successful run in the Tri State Shootout that was held at the Berkeley Springs High School gym during the Christmas break.

On Wednesday, December 27 the Indians hosted the Southern Fulton Indians in the second game of the event. In the earlier game Clear Spring had punched its ticket to the championship finals by scorching the Hancock Panthers 91-11. So in the battle of the Indians only one team was going to make the finals.

The first quarter saw a back and forth battle that had the visitors from Southern Fulton holding onto a 14-10 first quarter lead. The Berkeley Springs Indians started to heat up the nets in the second quarter behind the shooting of senior Colin Breeden who had eight second quarter points. By the end of the quarter the Tribe’s defense held Southern Fulton to only three second quarter points and Berkeley Springs held a 28-17 halftime lead.

The third quarter saw the script flip as Southern Fulton outscored Berkeley Springs 12-11 in the quarter and the other Indians closed the gap to 37-29 at the end of three. In the fourth quarter both teams scored 10 points each which helped Berkeley Springs hold on for the 49-39 win.

Colin Breeden and Mason Sipes led Berkeley Springs with 17 points each. Peyton Mann added 10 points while Nathan Mason had 4 and Ty’- Jae Armstrong had 1 point.

On Thursday, December 28 the Tribe hosted the Clear Spring Blazers in the championship game of the Tri State Shootout. Berkeley Springs was bringing a red hot five game winning streak into the championship game but Coach Chad Brinegar and his squad knew they would have their hands full with a talented Blazer team.

Clear Spring took a 16-13 first quarter lead. In the second quarter both teams traded scores and the Indians trailed at the half 28-25. Clear Spring started the third quarter with new life and outscored the Indians 23-13 to open a 51-38 lead. In the fourth quarter the Blazers put the game out of reach and took home the Tri State Shootout Championship with a 74-59 win over the Indians.

Berkeley Springs (5-2) was led by Breeden who had 21 points. Ethan Barkley (15 points), Peyton Mann (8 points), Sipes (7 points), Mason (6 points), and Armstrong (2 points) also supplied the scoring for the Indians.

Back on December 22 the Indians hosted the Petersburg Vikings in a key sectional game. The Indians came out red hot in the first quarter as they scorched the nets for 35 points and holding the Vikings to only 18 points.

In the second quarter the Tribe scoring slowed down but they still managed to go into the half with a 45-35 lead over Petersburg. The third quarter saw both teams once again light up the scoreboard as the Tribe outscored the Vikings 21-20 to hold onto a 66-55 lead after three. In the fourth quarter the Indians kept plugging away and sealed up the 79-74 win.

Berkeley Springs was led by Breeden (24 points), Sipes (16 points), Mason (16 points), Barkley (8 points), Mann (4 points), and Ayden Lackey (1 point).

In the junior varsity game against Petersburg the JV Indians lost by the score of 36- 33. The JV Indians were led by sophomore Luke Spielman who had 16 points. Dominic Rider (6 points), Trenton Kyne (4 points), Hunter Duvall (3 points), Cody Fisher (2 points), and Carson Stotler (2 points) also scored for the Tribe.

Both the varsity and junior varsity basketball teams were in action when they hosted the East Hardy Cougars on Tuesday, January 2 at 6 p.m. Then on Friday, January 5 both teams will host the Frankfort Falcons.

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