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Clear Spring tops Indians in overtime

February 09, 2008|By JACK HILL III

CLEAR SPRING -- The Clear Spring Blazers turned their offense up an extra notch during the four-minute overtime period, outscoring Berkeley Springs 16-9 to take a 79-72 victory over the Indians in boys basketball action Friday night.

"I thought it would come down to who executed late," Clear Spring coach Mark Shives said. "We came out with high intensity and emotion during the overtime period. Part of that was due to the senior leadership. It was a good atmosphere out there tonight."

After trading baskets to open the overtime period, the Blazers (10-8) went on an 8-1 run -- with center Cody Englehart scoring all eight points -- to take the lead for good at 73-66 with 1:49 remaining in the overtime period.

"I thought it was a good game," Shives added. "Berkeley Springs shot the lights out. Every time we got up, they shot their way back in it."

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Keith Gilchrist had a triple-double for the Blazers with 15 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. Kyle Crist scored 16 points, Englehart added 14 points and eight rebounds and Brandon Glazer had 12 points and five assists for the Blazers.

Joseph Wright led all scorers with 26 points, including five 3-pointers, for Berkeley Springs (5-13). Leonard Roach had 21 points and Lucas Redick grabbed eight rebounds for the Indians.

"I think we played a very good game against a very good team," Berkeley Springs coach Chad Brinegar said. "We almost got a win. We have been giving up a lot of points in transition, but we feel that we cut down on that tonight as well as the turnovers. They were just bigger than us and they outrebounded us."

Crist sank a pair of free throws with 21 seconds to go in regulation to tie the score at 63. Michael Twigg missed a 3-pointer for the Indians with two seconds left in regulation to force the overtime period.

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