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Basketball - Boys Varsity
vs. Williston Northampton
|Date:||December 7, 2013|
|Score:||Berkshire 59 - Williston 75|
The first half of today’s game against Williston was a carbon copy of Wednesday’s game. The team played hard and left at half time down one point: 32 to 31. Other than some poor passing and weak rebounding the squad looked good with four three pointers along with some nice offensive sets. The team was in good position for after the break.
Upon returning for the second half, the team had a see-saw battle throughout most of the second half, never trailing by more than five at any point. And then it happened, as a weak rebounding set saw Williston with the ball, a pass to the corner and bang, a three pointer giving them a seven point lead: 52 to 45. This was the momentum shift that saw Williston go on a run from which the Bears never recovered. The team’s ultimate demise came in turn-overs and rebounding, both skills that can be worked on, as the offensive effort was much improved in this game. So back to work on Monday to get ready for a tough match up against the Knights of Salisbury.
Troy Pierre-Louis lead the scoring with 24 points which included 5 three-pointers; he was followed by Chris Cooke’s 12 points and two three pointers; Nim Farhood has his best effort as a varsity player with 9 points and some stellar defensive play; Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris also had 9, along with some spirited defensive; most of the rest of the team had some quality minutes which will surely help the team as we go forward.