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January 2, 2013

Berlin girls pin loss on Portage

BERLIN — On Wednesday night, the Berlin Brothersvalley girls hosted Portage in a non-section WestPAC matchup.

The Mountaineers started off hot and never looked back, knocking off the previously undefeated Mustangs 49-40.

“The ball just rolled our way all night,” Lady Mountaineers coach Rachel Prosser said after her team improved to 7-2. “Each of the girls played to the best of their ability and kept their heads in the game.”

Erica Craig and Aleesa Fieg both lit up the scoreboard for the Mountaineers, putting up 14 and 13 points, respectively.

Both defenses stood strong in the first half. Berlin led 14-9 after the first quarter and by eight, 25-17, at the half.

The Mountaineers started to swing the momentum their way toward the midway point of the third quarter and outscored the Mustangs 12-8 in the quarter.

But Portage was not going down without a fight, as the Mustangs outscored Berlin 15-12 in the fourth, but could not overcome the early deficit.

Olivia McCabe and Emily Chobany scored 15 points each for Portage, now 8-1.

“They were ready and more prepared than what we were,” Mustangs coach Lance Hudak said. “We’re going to learn from this night. Good teams respond after a tough loss.”

 

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