BERKELEY SPRINGS - On Tuesday, with other games cancelled due to weather, the Keyser Lady Tornado travelled to Berkeley Springs to take on the Lady Indians. When the dust cleared, Keyser defeated Berkeley Springs 62-32 to propel their record to 8-5 on the season.

By Chapin Jewell
Tribune Correspondent
BERKELEY SPRINGS - On Tuesday, with other games cancelled due to weather, the Keyser Lady Tornado travelled to Berkeley Springs to take on the Lady Indians. When the dust cleared, Keyser defeated Berkeley Springs 62-32 to propel their record to 8-5 on the season.
Keyser controlled the game from start to finish, outmatching the Indians at every position. As Keyser dominated from tip-off to finish, coach Josh Blowe was able to work different players onto the floor throughout the entire game. This provided an opportunity for the reserves to gain valuable experience, and the chance for as many Tornado as possible to work their way into the score book.
All in all, 11 different players scored for the Golden Tornado. One day removed from signing to play for Potomac State College, only Lexi Turner (16) and Kearstin Lucas (11) scored in double figures for Keyser. Others contributing include Aly Smith with eight points and Kaili Crowl and Aubrey Smith added seven points apiece.  Additionally, Makenna Staggers added four points while Chloe Healy, McKayla Greason, Hailey Massie and Paige Foutz netted two points each.  Finally, Alexa Shoemaker added one point.
In the loss, Berkeley Springs had nobody scoring in double figures.  They were led by Kaleah Mellott and Taylor Stotler with eight points each, followed by Darby Harris with seven points.  Additionally, Tyaira Mifflin contributed six, Caybrie Clatterbuck two, and Sara Veara one point.
Keyser jumped out to a commanding 22-5 lead at the end of the first period.  Kearstin Lucas scored nine first period points followed by Lexi Turner with eight to lead the Golden Tornado in the opening frame.  
In the second period, Keyser’s scoring was reduced to less than half of the first period production, but with a 10-5 advantage, the Golden Tornado still doubled up the Indians to take a 32-10 lead into halftime.  As the rotation of players kicked into high gear in the second period, five separate Lady Tornado combined to accumulate those 10 points.
Coming out after halftime, Keyser employed five separate scorers again to tabulate 19 points compared to 11 for Berkeley Springs.  Aly Smith led the way in the third period with six Lady Tornado points, going four for four from the free throw line and adding a two point bucket.  At the end of three, the Keyser lead had grown to 51-21.
In the final period, both teams scored 11 points apiece, giving Keyser the final 62-32 victory.  The win marks Keyser’s sixth victory over the last eight games. The Lady Tornado have won four of their last five games and traveled to Hampshire Thursday night.
Keyser dominated the junior varsity game 47-9, allowing Berkeley Springs only four points in the first half and five points in the second.  The junior Tornado were led in scoring by Mya Purvis with 11 points, Aly Streets with 10 and Summer Reid with eight.  Additionally, Cara Harris, Alexa Shoemaker and Janiah Layton added four points each followed by Rylee Lyons, Maddy Broadwater and Rebekah Biser with two points apiece.