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Charter School Basketball Team Shows Improvement in Senior Day Loss
By Stephen Dravis, Sports
09:19PM / Wednesday, February 07, 2024
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Eathan Joseph had a double-double Wednesday for the Eagle Hill basketball team in a 60-45 win over Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter.
Joseph scored 19 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked a couple of shots for Eagle Hill, which used a 26-6 third quarter to break open a five-point game.
The Wolf Pack got 17 points and 10 rebounds from Samseedy Touray and 15 points from Jsaun Griffin.
Touray scored four straight points late in the first quarter to give the hosts a 13-8 lead before Eagle Hill scored on back-to-back possessions to cut it to a one-point game at the end of the period.
Eagle Hill started the second quarter on an 8-0 run that featured six straight points from Reese Cohen to take a 20-13 lead and went up by 11 before the Adams charter school closed with a 7-1 run.
Isaiah Oduro scored the first three points. Touray drove the lane for a basket and Lamin Jammeh put back an offensive rebound to send the hosts into the break down by just five, 26-21.
But the wheels came off in the third quarter.
Eagle Hill made three 3-pointers in a 19-0 run to take a 47-23 lead and never looked back.
Berkshire Arts and Technology coach Robert Daugherty said that the main problem during the decisive run was that his team could not buy a basket at the offensive end.
"We were taking high percentage shots," Daugherty said. "They just didn't go in.
"When you try to go aggressive, you risk leaving that one man open, and we kept leaving that one guy open."
Kobby Asare and Griffin each scored to slow down Eagle Hill, but the visitors got five straight from Eli Kern (13 points, six rebounds) to close the quarter with a 52-27 lead.
Griffin scored eight points and Touray added six in the fourth quarter, but the Wolf Pack was only able to dent Eagle Hill's lead and never got the margin back to single digits.
Although the final sread was 15 points, it was still a big improvement for Daughterty's team from the first meeting with Eagle Hill at the beginning of the season.
"I think they beat us by 30 or 40 points, and they just shut us down the whole first quarter," he said. "They came out with a 19-point lead and totally surprised us.
"That's one of the measures I like: How do we improve during the season. And we're definitely a different team. I'm very pleased with how they've played.
"We're going to be competitive in the [River Valley Athletic League] tournament. We're going to make some of those shots we missed, and we're going to give them a fight."
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