Lady Spartans’ supremacy remains unmatched

Dan Karpiel
The Surveyor

The wrecking ball that is the Berthoud High School (BHS) girls basketball team continues to demolish the competition, embarrassing one opponent after another.

The Lady Spartans shellacked their two most recent Tri-Valley Conference (TVC) opponents, winning by a combined 146-72. Berthoud annihilated Skyline by a 70-34 final on Jan. 8 at BHS and then ran roughshod over the Roughriders of Roosevelt 76-38 on Jan. 12 in Johnstown.

Berthoud 70, Skyline 34

Hosting Skyline for their TVC home opener on Friday, Jan. 8, Berthoud more than doubled-up the Lady Falcons, winning in convincing fashion 70-34. The Lady Spartans started out quickly, a pair from downtown by freshman guard Sydney Meis helped propel Berthoud to an early 12-4 lead from which they would never look back.

The Lady Spartans out-scored Skyline by 19, 25-6, in the first quarter and held a comfortable 36-18 lead at halftime. A dominant third quarter by Berthoud saw them outscore the visiting Lady Falcons 25-8 and ultimately cruise to the 36-point win.

Four Berthoud players reached double-digits in scoring with senior Kristina Cavey once again leading the way with 24 points on 11-for-19 shooting. Taylor Armitage (12), Meis (11) and Maria Fate (10) also hit double-figures while junior Sarah Howard added nine more. Armitage led the way for Berthoud in both assists (seven) and rebounds (six) while also swiping five steals. Cavey stole the ball a whopping eight times to go with her six assists and five boards.

Berthoud 76, Roosevelt 38

Just as they had done four days prior against Skyline, Berthoud jumped out to an early lead, 16-5, after the first quarter and never looked back. The Lady Spartans outscored Roosevelt 46-12 over the next two quarters, including a 21-1 tally in the third, to remain undefeated in TVC play. Playing mostly against Berthoud’s reserves in the fourth quarter, Roosevelt was able to score 21, more than half their total points in the game.

Fate scored a personal season-high 16 points in the game on a stellar eight-for-11 night from the floor while also grabbing seven rebounds. Cavey hung 30 on the board; the senior Fresno State commit is averaging 26.8 points per game, tops in the TVC and the second-best mark in all of Class 4A. Armitage scored 11 and tallied game-highs in both assists (10) and rebounds (eight).

Berthoud (11-1, 3-0 conf.) will face their stiffest test to this point in the season on Jan. 15 when they travel to Windsor (8-1, 1-0 conf.) to take on their TVC arch-rival Lady Wizards. The Lady Spartans will then return home for a conference matchup with Frederick on Jan. 19.