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Basketball - Boys Varsity vs. Suffield

Event Type: Regular
Advantage:Away

Date: January 25, 2014

Result:Loss
Score:Berkshire 58 - Suffield 70

Event Recap:

Most games of the day were postponed or cancelled due to a late January snow squall but not for the trip to the Basketball of Hall of Fame for a game on central court against Suffield.  Besides who would not want a chance of doing a donut in the snow in a yellow school bus?  A long arduous ride over the Jacobs Ladder on Interstate Ninety ensued as the Bears were not deterred by the weather to meet the appointed round.  Soon after the arrival and a tour around the Hall viewing sneakers; photos of historic icons; along with baskets and balls; the team left for center court with visions of Jordan, Bird, Magic or Wilt dancing in their heads.   Would the magic of the place inspire or distract as the Bears lined up against the tough Tigers of Suffield hoping to get them by the tail.

Well, inspired was the word as the team hung with one of the best Class B teams we will play all season.  It was a very good basketball game as the Bears hung in for the full thirty two minutes.  The weather outside might have been frightful but the Bears play was quite delightful as they stayed with Suffield in a nip and tuck contest.  The team was never down by more than 7 or 8 points until the end, with periodic spurts bringing us to within 2 or 3.  Unfortunately in the end Suffield was just too tough as we could not overcome their final surge losing  70 to 58.   It was a high energy game against a team that just refused to lose.  Surely, there was no need to hang one’s head as we left it all on the floor.  While the visions of the game’s best did not appear on the hardwood the team did the spirit of the place proud by playing hard.  Epic!   Only one thing remained on the docket, ice cream!

Line scores saw Troy Pierre-Louis score 20 ; followed by Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris’ 10; Chris Cooke’s 9; Jay Ma’s 8; Lavante Wiggins 4; Trevor Berry’s 3 and 2 apiece for Ben Brigham and Will Fortenbaugh.  Everyone played and spirits were high as the bus loaded for a much smoother ride back to the Berkshires.  Seems we are making the most of our losing streak!   Monday,  the rubber match against the Gunnery with the hope of breaking on through to the other side.

Most games of the day were postponed or cancelled due to a late January snow squall but not for the trip to the Basketball of Hall of Fame for a game on central court against Suffield.  Besides who would not want a chance of doing a donut in the snow in a yellow school bus?  A long arduous ride over the Jacobs Ladder on Interstate Ninety ensued as the Bears were not deterred by the weather to meet the appointed round.  Soon after the arrival and a tour around the Hall viewing sneakers; photos of historic icons; along with baskets and balls; the team left for center court with visions of Jordan, Bird, Magic or Wilt dancing in their heads.   Would the magic of the place inspire or distract as the Bears lined up against the tough Tigers of Suffield hoping to get them by the tail.

Well, inspired was the word as the team hung with one of the best Class B teams we will play all season.  It was a very good basketball game as the Bears hung in for the full thirty two minutes.  The weather outside might have been frightful but the Bears play was quite delightful as they stayed with Suffield in a nip and tuck contest.  The team was never down by more than 7 or 8 points until the end, with periodic spurts bringing us to within 2 or 3.  Unfortunately in the end Suffield was just too tough as we could not overcome their final surge losing  70 to 58.   It was a high energy game against a team that just refused to lose.  Surely, there was no need to hang one’s head as we left it all on the floor.  While the visions of the game’s best did not appear on the hardwood the team did the spirit of the place proud by playing hard.  Epic!   Only one thing remained on the docket, ice cream!

Line scores saw Troy Pierre-Louis score 20 ; followed by Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris’ 10; Chris Cooke’s 9; Jay Ma’s 8; Lavante Wiggins 4; Trevor Berry’s 3 and 2 apiece for Ben Brigham and Will Fortenbaugh.  Everyone played and spirits were high as the bus loaded for a much smoother ride back to the Berkshires.  Seems we are making the most of our losing streak!   Monday,  the rubber match against the Gunnery with the hope of breaking on through to the other side.

For photos, go to the weekend wrap-up in our news section!

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