Girls travel basketball teams continue to excel


The Martha’s Vineyard fifth grade girls’ basketball travel team made it 20 wins and no defeats last weekend at the Kingston Sports Center in the South Plymouth St. Patrick’s Day Tournament.

Early Saturday the Vineyarders faced off with the host team, St. Pat’s of South Plymouth. The Island girls all but tripled their opponent’s total, 32-11. Molly deBettencourt was the high scorer with 19 points. Both Devin Hill and Kat Roberts added four.

The Islanders second game was with Sandwich, which bowed to the Islanders, 37-11. Molly deBettencourt led the parade to the hoop again with 18. Devin Hill added four.

Bourne provided the third and final opposition. The Canal girls fared no better, falling before the Island assault, 30-10; deBettencourt accounted for 20 of the purple points.

Seventh graders second best

In another St. Patrick’s Day tourney, the MV seventh grade travel team began the weekend with a 45-16 trouncing of South Hadley, Saturday. Both Erin Hill and Samantha Hargy finished the contest with 12 points.

Sandwich was next on the Vineyard’s menu and played well, but not well enough: MV 33, Sandwich 27. Whitney Schroeder led the team’s even attack with 7. Samantha Hargy had 6.

St. Pat’s second team tried their collective hands against the Islanders to no avail, losing 31-17. Erin Hill was high with 10. Kaitlyn Marchand added 7.

In the tourney championship game the Vineyarders faced their Cape Cod league foe, Sandwich, The Blue Knights prevailed, 28-21. Hill was high for MV again with 14.

The Islanders came home with the runners-up trophy.

This weekend both MV travel teams will finish out their seasons at the Barnstable tournament.