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Berkeley Springs past Hancock

February 13, 2001|By JACK HILL III

Berkeley Springs past Hancock



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W. Va. - While seniors were honored Monday night at Berkeley Springs, it was a freshman who earned the spotlight during an unavailable timeout.

Danielle Fox, a 5-foot-2 freshman guard, made 12 of 14 free throws, scoring 24 points, grabbing six rebounds and leading Berkeley Springs to a 53-50 overtime victory over Hancock.

"I just wanted to play my heart out for the seniors," Fox said. "This was Senior Night and I wanted to win the game for them. The coach has told me that foul shots win ballgames, so I have been working on my free throws. We never gave up and everybody on the team deserves credit. We have been working on pressure situations during practice. That helps everybody to be calm when those situations come up."

Berkeley Springs got possession of the ball with nine seconds remaining in regulation andHancock leading, 47-42. Fox canned a 3-pointer with four seconds left to slice the lead to 47-45.

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Hancock then called timeout when it had none left, forcing a technical foul call.

Fox made both foul shots to send the game into overtime, 47-47.

The Indians made 6 of 8 free throws in overtime as they outscored the Panthers, 6-3.

Fox sank a pair of foul shots with 15 seconds left in the overtime period to raise Berkeley Springs' lead to the final margin of 53-50.

The Indians (4-16) sank 27 of 46 free throws, while the Panthers (6-12) only converted 18 of 43 foul shots.

"I think that if Danielle Fox continues to work on her game, then she will be a big help for us," Berkeley Springs coach Dale McCumbee said.

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