Upperclassmen Unit Set to Pace Berkeley Springs Boys Basketball

(Story by Parker Stone)


Berkeley Springs, W.Va- Two seasons removed of winning a sectional title and being a game away from the Class AAA State Tournament, Berkeley Springs Boys Basketball looks to reach those same heights this season. 


Head Coach Chad Brinegar reflected on the 2022-23 season saying “I just felt like we could never find the chemistry. We had injuries early in the season and that proved to be a challenge last year.” 


The Indians finished last year at 9-14 and lost to Keyser in the opening round of sectional play.  


With key losses from last year including Ty’Mir Ross and Gavin Young, Coach Brinegar sees his upperclassmen taking the charge. 


“We have Holden Gurson coming back who was injured for a good bit last year, Landen Schetrompf who returns, as well as Jake Shekey. We have seven seniors, a junior, and four freshmen.” 


Brinegar also mentioned this iteration of the Indians having size on the floor in forwards Dakota Hamrick (6’4), Connor Moss (6’5), and Gurson (6’3). 


Brinegar mentioned Moss in particular saying “He hasn’t played since his freshman year, he’s really good at facing the basket and can shoot from the outside.” 


“These kids like to get up and down the floor, so we have some speed to go along with our size” said Brinegar. “We are an inside-out team and having that gives our shooters like Isaiah Hutchinson and Landen Schetrompf more opportunities.” 


Brinegar is expecting big things this season out of Hutchison saying “Our goal was to groom him up and get him ready for this role in his senior season. He showed signs last year he can really shoot the basketball.” 

Berkeley Springs begins their season December 13th at Hedgesville. You can listen to Berkeley Springs Basketball this season on Cool 92.9.