Basketball - Girls Varsity
|Date:||December 3, 2012|
|Score:||47 - 39|
The Berkshire Bears hosted the Hotchkiss Bearcats for their first home contest of the season on Monday evening. After opening with a great first win at Kent on Saturday, the Bears were looking to improve upon certain aspects of their game despite not having any more practice time. The girls seemed tired at tip-off and allowed Hotchkiss to hang around longer than necessary, but they ultimately stepped up their pressure defense, settled in to their offense strategy, and earned a 47-39 victory.
Samone DeFreese ’15 posted her first double-double of the season with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Camryn Biasin ’14 scored 11 hard-earned points and Kristalyn Baisden ’15 added 10 of her own. The story was similar to that of the Kent game: despite stealing the ball 14 times (three each from Emmi Graebner ’14, DeFreese, and Baisden), the Bears also gave up far too many turnovers. While the defensive intensity shone through at times, the girls know they have a lot of work to do in practice to prepare for their challenging schedule ahead. That being said, a majority of the Bears got some solid minutes of playing time on Monday, and the girls should be proud of how they have played thus far.
The Bears will travel to Farmington, CT on Wednesday for a 3 PM matchup against Miss Porter’s.