Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Badgers pick up first win

A team effort helped Berkshire snap a four-game skid with a 41-25 victory over visiting Crestwood on Tuesday.

The Badgers used a second-half run to pull away from the Red Devils.

“We had a good first half offensively and then a really solid second half defensively,” said Berkshire coach James Bosley. “It was a true team victory with how everyone played together. We had a good run in the second quarter with Lydia (Kastor) scoring six of her eight points. Lanie Wadsworth got a nice offensive rebound and score right at the end of the quarter to put us up heading into halftime.”

Berkshire led 25-23 at halftime and then Maddy Triskett, who finished with a game-high 15 points and nine rebounds, opened the third quarter with back-to-back 3-pointers. The rest of the Badgers took it from there and shut out the Red Devils in the third quarter.

The Badgers allowed just two points in the fourth.

Crestwood standout Ava Mory was limited to just 10 points, all in the first half.

“Kylie Neumore stepped it up defensively applying pressure to their guards,” Bosley said. “That led to four of her five steals and quite a few tipped passes that put their offense out of rhythm. Hayley Stoddard, Brooke Ruchalski, and Lanie Wadsworth did a good job in the second half of really limiting Mory’s scoring opportunities.”

Neumore finished the game with six points, six assists, and five steals. Stoddard added six points, seven rebounds, and a pair of steals, and Kastor also recorded three steals in the win.

“This was a big win for us,” Bosley said. “We have had a tough schedule to start the season and knew this was a pivotal game for us because Crestwood always comes to play.”

Hannah Ward scored five points for Crestwood while Maddie Dustman and Kylie Krupp both finished with three. Abby Guyette and Emily Marek both scored two points for the Red Devils.

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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