Talk about hanging on by the skin of their teeth.
The Berlin Indians girls basketball team withstood a fourth-quarter run by the Waupaca Comets to pick up a huge Eastern Valley Conference win 39-37 in Berlin on Thursday night in a physical contest.
“It was really rough,” Berlin coach Joel Johansen said. “One the roughest games I’ve seen. Waupaca never quits and they always play right to the end.”
Berlin was up one with 2.6 seconds left when Maddie Koster put in 1-of-2 from the free throw line. The Comets had one last shot but their heave fell short and the Indians won
Berlin would go 4-of-7 from the line down the stretch to seal up the win.
Callie Walker led the way for the Indians with 18 points. Laura Trochinski would add 12 more to that total as the two combined for 30 of Berlin’s 39 points in the victory.
Waupaca…10 3 13 11 — 37
Berlin…11 8 14 6 — 39
Freedom: Johnson 9, Smith 5, Watorivch 11, Williams 6, Schmidt 6. 3-pointers: 1 (Williams). FTs: 12-24. Total fouls: 14. Fouled out: Smith.
Berlin: Silloway 4, Klika 2, Gravunder 2, Walker 18, Koster 1, Trochinski 12. 3-pointers: 1 (Walker). FTs: 8-12. Total fouls: 19.