The Berkshire Bears traveled to Farmington, CT on Wednesday afternoon and earned a commanding 70-32 victory over Miss Porter’s . The girls have continued to improve upon many aspects of their game, and their athleticism proved too much for the Porter’s team to handle. With a 19-point lead at halftime, Coach Smith challenged the girls to come out of the locker room with high-intensity defense. The Bears responded, and 8 quick steals in the first part of the second half helped seal the win for them.
Nine Berkshire players scored, led by Samone DeFreese ’15, Kristalyn Baisden ’15, and Hannah Cooke ’14 in double figures with 22, 16, and 10 points, respectively. Berkshire’s full-court press completely overwhelmed the Porter’s team, and the Bears managed to grab 35 steals, including 20 in the first half. Baisden was responsible for nine of these steals, DeFreese had seven, Cooke and Camryn Biasin ’14 each had five, and Francesca Ghi ’14 had four. Baisden, Biasin, and Cooke all did a great job driving to the basket, while DeFreese battled hard in the paint. Ghi was a smart and active presence off the bench for the Bears, while captain Britt Brown ‘13 scored 4 points in the paint, and Keunna Dill ’14 drained a nothing-but-net three-pointer. All fourteen girls not only got to see the court, but everyone did a much better job at executing the offense than the Bears had in previous games.
With a three-game win streak to start the season, the Bears will look to finish their last week of classes of the semester before hosting Stoneleigh Burnham on Saturday at 3PM.