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Basketball - Boys Varsity
|Date:||December 4, 2013|
|Score:||Berkshire 44 - Millbrook 58|
The van ride down Route 22 to Millbrook was buzzing with anticipation for the first game of the season’s campaign. With only two practices since the return from vacation, there were many questions that were about to be answered at the 3:30 tip off. Well, Millbrook wasted no time answering, as they lit it up showering threes on the Bears. In the first half alone they had five three pointers leaving the team reeling as they left at the end of the first, down three points: 31-28
The team’s ability to withstand the onslaught from the Millbrook five during the first half helped them return to the court ready for the second half filled with confidence. One problem: the Mustangs did not get the memo, as they continued their attack on the hoop. The Bears kept it close for a large portion of the half but “turkey legs” began to show up within the group and the momentum swing finally stayed with Millbrook. They took a commanding lead in spite of some spirited effort from the Bears. Final score at the buzzer was Millbrook 58, Berkshire 44.
Not to worry, as one game does not a season make, and many positives came from the game. The only thing that was determined today was that an undefeated season is now not a possibility. There is much to work on in practice, but the team showed great promise for future games.
Line scores for the day had Troy Pierre-Louis and Chris Cooke scoring 13 apiece with Chris throwing three three pointers and Troy one; Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris chipped in 9 while playing some stellar defense and corralling several rebounds; Lavante Wiggins had 4 until he went down with a twisted ankle; Nim Farhood had three; Jay Ma had a bucket, a few blocks and nice board work; almost everyone played and contributed some nice minutes. Now it is time to head back into the gym to get ready for Saturday’s game against Williston.