Bulls charge to the trophy
The Bulls claimed top RCBL honors by dropping the Lakers, 82-73, in the second of the best two of three finals, Monday at the Boys & Girls Club.
It was a closer game than the final score might indicate.
Photos by Ralph Stewart
The Bulls led by a single point at the beginning of the fourth quarter, 62-61, and Heath Estrella's bucket gave the Lakers a one-point edge, briefly. Sam Berlow and Ryan Murtha combined for 14 points, giving the Bulls a five-point advantage, 76-71, with two minutes left in the contest.
The Lakers went into an intentional foul mode to stop the clock, but their shots from long distance failed to find the hoop and the Bulls pulled away at the foul line, 82-73.
Team captain Ryan Murtha led the Bulls to the basket with 24 points. Sam Berlow had 21. Clark Agnew added 16 and snagged 19 rebounds. Also scoring in double figures was Jason O'Donnell with 15.
Laker captain Heath Estrella also led his troops, scoring a team-high 23 points. Chris Fischer (15), Jeff LaBell (13), and Karl Kallinich (10) also made it to twin columns. Kallinich (14) and Julius Middleton (10) led the Lakers in rebounds.
Among the spectators Monday was Elmer Silva, one of the original Lakers from the 1984 team.
Martha's Vineyard feasts on Sandwich
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys and girls track and field teams defeated Sandwich on the Vineyard oval, Monday, and grew their season's success stats to 3-0.
The girls win was a near thing. They eked out a one-point victory, 68-67 despite Sandwich winning 10 of the 15 contested events. Martha's Vineyard swept the shot, led by Loren Gibson's 27'11" effort. Emma Lee Iversen was a double winner in the high hurdles and discus. Kim Carlomagno won the triple and long jumps and ran a leg on the winning 4x100 relay.
The boys' win was not close, 84-52. They swept the triple jump and won both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Double winners for the Vineyard included Doug Asselin in the 300M hurdles and the 400M. Jaron Chaplin was first in the high hurdles and long jump at 19'10". Mark Reppert won the high jump at 5'10" and the 800M.
The Islanders won 11 of 16 events.
The boys lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season to Barnstable at Hyannis, Thursday, 12-4.
The score was close at the half with Barnstable up by one, 5-4. But the second half was colored bright red as the Raiders shut out the Islanders while adding seven more goals to their collection. Barnstable's Brett Serriello led all scorers with five. Jake McGuinness contributed four.
Duncan Meyst (2), Mike O'Donoghue, and Erik Dolliver scored for the Vineyard. High scoring Riley Dobel was on the disabled list.
Tuesday both the varsity and junior varsity trounced visiting Nantucket. In the varsity's 11-0 shutout nine players scored: Kenny MacDonald (2), Erik Dolliver (2), Riley Dobel, Duncan Meyst, Daron Stobie, Matt Costello, Ben Rossi, Cody Chandler, and Mike O'Donoghue. Goalie Gus Hayes was called upon to make eight saves, mostly point blank.
The Martha's Vineyard junior varsity dominated the junior Whalers in every aspect of their game, winning 11-2.