The Vineyard girls varsity basketball team lost a heartbreaker to Eastern Athletic Conference rival Bishop Stang, 51-47, in double overtime Tuesday night in North Dartmouth.
Jillian Sedlier drilled a buzzer-beating three-pointer to tie the score at the end of regulation play and scored all four Vineyard points in the first extra period.
The Spartans closed the game out with two late baskets in the second OT.
Sedlier was the game’s high scorer with 21 points. Maggie Riseborough chipped in seven more.
The setback was the second tough loss in as many nights for the 2-8 Vineyard girls who played one of their best games of the season in Wareham Monday afternoon, but lost to the Vikings 70-63.
Jillian Sedlier again led M.V. with 18 points. Alicia Oliveira added 15, and Maggie Riseborough had 10.
The Islanders got exceptional defensive efforts from Riseborough, Oliveira, and Molly Fischer, but still couldn’t stop Wareham’s Lexi Silvia, who racked up five three-pointers and 26 points.
Friday, M.V. hosted powerful Coyle and Cassidy of Taunton at the Sancy and came out on the short end of a 60-37 score.
The Vineyarders played aggressively at both ends of the floor. Defensively, Alicia Oliveira did a fine job of containing the Warriors’ vaunted Brenna Gonsalves, who finished with a modest 15 points. Unfortunately, her teammate, Trisha Quinn, stepped up and burned the Vineyard for 22.
Kendall Robinson led the Vineyarders with eight points.
Jayvee girls shine
The girls’ jayvee squad racked up four wins in four games this week.
Tuesday, in North Dartmouth, Rae Filley scored two clutch buckets late in the second half to sink Bishop Stang 34-27. Katie Stewart led M.V. with 13 points. Kendall Robinson had five.
Monday, the jayvees downed Wareham 40-23. Katie Stewart was the high scorer with 16 points. Haley Maciel scored 14 and showed great hustle, along with Rae Filley.
Saturday, the girls started their three-game road trip with a 67-31 win over Tabor Academy.
Kat DeBettencourt had the hot hands with 27 points. Katie Stewart added 18 and Haley Maciel scored 10.
The Vineyarders’ toughest contest proved to be their one home game of the week against Coyle and Cassidy of Taunton, Friday afternoon. The teams went back and forth throughout, but M.V. won 45-40, behind 16 points from Kat DeBettencourt.