Berkshire to Host First Round of NEPSAC Class B Tournament

It is the lucky few who get to continue their season during the exciting Pro Vita week. As classes concluded at 3:00 p.m., the girls varsity basketball team returned to their locker room to lace up one more time and prepare for another quality game against a young, talented Miss Porter's team this Wednesday at 3:30 PM (EST) on Duryee Court.

Berkshire's girls varsity basketball team finished their regular season with a 19-3 overall record, earning themselves a No. 2 seed in the NEPSAC Class B ranks. With outstanding leadership from a returning core set of student-athletes, the Bears went among their days on Duryee Court embracing the "Keep Working" mentality. Their only season losses were to Kimball Union Academy, Marianapolis Preparatory School, and Loomis Chaffee School, all quality Class A opponents.

It was a mere four weeks ago, when the Bears traveled down to Farmington to face-off against Miss Porter's on a Monday evening. With strong performances by Jeanna Willis '17, Alexis Moragne '19, and Anika Helmke '18, the Bears prevailed with a 51-38 victory. Since their January meeting, Berkshire has gone 8-0 with most recent wins against Williston Northampton and Taft School. Miss Porter's finished their season 17-9-0 with similar results against common opponents such as a battle with Williston Northampton last week, whom the Bears defeated 39-36 in a close tilt on Friday evening.

If the Bears win on Wednesday afternoon, they could continue to host the semifinals on Saturday, March 4. The championship game will be held at Loomis Chaffee on Sunday, March 5. Be sure to check Berkshire Athletics for score updates and standings. Like all previous games this season, the Berkshire girls basketball team is focusing on executing each day and embracing every opportunity as they continue to step onto Duryee Court.

The complete standings for the NEPSAC Class B tournament:

1. Tilton
2. Berkshire
3. Lawrence
4. Pomfret
5. Brooks
6. Groton
7. Miss Porter's
8. St. George's

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