The Berkshire Bears lost a heart breaker to Kent, 49 - 42 in double overtime.
Berkshire started out strong, jumping to a 7-0 lead and controlling play at both ends of the floor. Our shooters went cold and Kent was able to go on a 12-0 run midway through the first half. Kent constantly switched their defense between man-to-man and a 2-3 zone which confused our players some and slowed down our offense.
Down by four at halftime, the Bears looked to come out strong with a renewed sense of urgency. The second half saw both teams play well. The Bears were up two points late, but an untimely turnover and a well executed play by Kent allowed them to tie the game and force overtime. Both teams looked tired in the first overtime and as time wound down, Berkshire had a second opportunity to seal the win. Unfortunately Kent was able to force a turnover and score yet again at the buzzer to force a second overtime. In this period, the Berkshire Bears ran out of gas as Kent had all the momentum and energy.
Nim Farhood, Matt Licata, and Creedy Acosta did a nice job handling the ball and running the offense. Will Fortenbaugh played almost the entire game and was our biggest threat on offense. Ben Brigham and Colin Fuss both made timely baskets and contributed on both ends of the floor. Djetry Joseph continued to dominate the glass and led the team in rebounds.
The Bears travel to Taft on Wednesday.