The Berlin American High School basketball teams hosted the Ansbach Cougers this past weekend to some tough competition on the court. The Junior Varsity started the day, Friday, with a win after trailing at halftime. After leaving the locker room the boys put on a good display of teamwork by pulling ahead and staying there. The final score was 46-35 with Allen Coe dropping in 12 points for Berlin.
The Girls Varsity kept the winning streak going by clobbering the Ansbach girls, 42-19. Cheryl Weakley was high scorer for Berlin with 10 points.
With the crowd fully behind them, the Varsity overran the Ansbach Cougers by 81-43. The team displayed good ball control and plenty of close teamwork to maintain full control throughout the entire game. Four Berlin players were in double figures. They were; Bob Todd with 19, Randy Smith 16, Joe Morasco 14, and Alex Cole10.
With three victories under their belts, the J.V. hoped to keep the pattern going. Saturday’s game started the same way with the J.V. cubs going to the locker room trailing again. After a strong pep talk from the coach the Cubs returned to work as a team again. With about seven minutes left the Cubs pulled ahead with a field goal by Billy
Lovelace, but the Cougers would not stay down. The score was tied again with two minutes to go. With time running out the Cougers made several fouls which turned out to be their downfall. The Cubs made good on the two fouls and pulled ahead to stay, winning by a score of 50-46.
The Varsity Girls kept the pressure on during the entire game and gained their second victory of the weekend over the Cougers by 33-26.
With the record five for five it was up to the Varsity to make it a perfect series. The tension was mounting. Could the Cubs come through as they did a day ago? The key they needed was teamwork, and it turned out they had all the keys for a powerful victory, teamwork and some hot shooting. The final score that ended the weekend was Berlin 75, Ansbach 41. Bob Todd was the high scorer with 26 points.