Berryhill boys, girls beat Metro Christian in Class 4A districts
BY JON POTTS World Correspondent
Sunday, February 17, 2013
2/17/13 at 6:40 AM
Berryhill swept Metro Christian in the Class 4A district basketball playoffs Saturday night at Woody West Field House.
The No. 14 Chiefs won a thrilling boys game 58-52. The No. 16 Maidens rolled to a 64-39 victory in the girls game. All teams advance to the sub-regional at Berryhill next Thursday.
The Maidens (17-7) will square off with ninth-ranked Oologah at 6:30 p.m. The Chiefs (18-6) will face Blackwell at 8 p.m.
Both Metro Christian teams will be in elimination contests. The Lady Patriots (4-15) play Blackwell at 1:30 p.m. The Patriots (8-13) battle Oologah at 3 p.m.
Berryhill 58, Metro Christian 52 (boys): Chandler Moczygemba and Anthony Mayberry scored 17 points apiece for the Chiefs. Link Strickland and Cole Petrich finished with 21 and 14 points, respectively, for the Patriots.
Berryhill built a big lead early, but eventually found itself trailing for much of the second half. The Chiefs, however, scored the final seven points to prevail.
"We had some big stops on defense down the stretch," said Berryhill head coach Brad Holland. "Every time they made a run, Anthony seemed to make some big shots too."
Colin Belveal, who finished with 12 points, was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 1:35 to play. He made all three free throws to put the Chiefs ahead for good 54-52.
Belveal then drained a 3-point basket from the right baseline with a minute remaining for some extra breathing room.
"We go as Chandler goes but Anthony and Colin have both been coming on strong lately," said Holland.
"(Metro Christian) is a really good team and very well coached," said Holland. "We didn't panic though. We have been even-keel throughout the year. We don't let the highs get too high or the lows too low."
Berryhill 64, Metro Christian 39 (girls): The Maidens had a trio of players score in double figures. Ashley Williams finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, both game highs.
Hailey Belveal and Alyssa May scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, for Berryhill. Ellie Krieger had 11 points to pace the Lady Patriots.
The Maidens scored the first ten points of the game and eventually led 13-3 after the first quarter. Berryhill extended its advantage to 25-10 at the half.
Williams had 12 points in the first half. Metro Christian made a pair of field goals in the final minute of the half. Prior to that, the Lady Patriots had just one made field goal in the first two periods.
The Maidens stretched their lead to 44-22 after three quarters.
BERRYHILL 58, METRO CHRISTIAN 52 (boys)
Berryhill (18-6): Moczygemba 17, A. Mayberry 17, Belveal 12, Losh 8, Robinson 4
Metro Christian (8-13): Strickland 21, Petrich 14, Canady 9, Freese 5, Hill 3
BERRYHILL 64, METRO CHRISTIAN 39 (girls)
Berryhill (17-7): Williams 19, Belveal 15, May 14, Boone 7, Cramer 4, Johnston 4, Regalado 1
Metro Christian (4-15): Krieger 11, Stegmann 9, Burn 8, Odom 5, Mathis 2, Frohip 2, Schooley 1, Ducato 1
Original Print Headline: Berryhill boys, girls both win
Class 4A basketball District playoffs