The Tisbury school’s volleyball team entered the West Tisbury Hawks’ aerie to take on the only team to have beaten them during the season, beaten them twice!
But this was the playoffs, another day. The winner would take home the championship trophy.
Tisbury won the first game, well-played on both sides of the net, 25-18. The second game went Tisbury’s way also, 25-14.
West Tisbury dug down a little deeper and came away with game three, 25-16.
The team from Vineyard Haven took the fourth game, and the match, 25-16. With the teams tied at 16, Mike Mussell rotated to the service line for Tisbury and served up the final nine points, three of them unreturned aces.
Certainly volleyball is a team game. Even so, a few Tisbury players keyed their team’s success, Tuesday, and are worthy of mention, especially Evandro Medici and Ariana Warren.
It’s Heat versus Suns
The Heat eliminated the Lakers from the post-season playoffs, early Monday evening, at the B&G Club, winning the second of their three-game series, 115-107.
The game was closer than the final score suggests. At the half the Lakers were ahead, 62-54. After three quarters, the score was tied at 86. The teams exchanged one-point leads throughout the fourth quarter. With six minutes on the clock, the Lakers were up by one, 96-95. Three minutes later, it was the Heat 107-104.
The game was won and lost at the foul line. In the fourth quarter the Heat cashed 10 of 10 freebies. The Lakers missed 12 of their last 13 chances from the foul line.
Brant Silvia (32), Damon Mello (25) and Mike Joyce (21) led the Heat scorers, while Heath Estrella (25), Caleb Nicholson (24) and Jordan McNeal (20) paced the Lakers attack.
In the second game, Monday evening, the league-leading Suns burned the Bulls, 120-79.
The Sun’s Tim Scott had the game-high 34. Matt Brown donated 23, James Holenko had 20, and Sterling Bishop 19.
Tyson Lippincott (23) and Ryan Kurth (20) bore the brunt of battle for the Bulls.
The Suns vs. Heat best two of three finals for RCBL bragging rights begins Monday at the B&G at 6:30 pm.
Mike Mussell served out the match and the championship for Tisbury.