Sports highlights

The Sam and Nat show at Rhody

Samantha Potter of Oak Bluffs and her partner, Natalia Pezzuco of Providence, R.I., won the New Hampshire girls 14s USTA level 6 tournament last weekend. They defeated Sasa Jovanavic and Jaqueline Nannery, the 18th ranked team in New England, in the final match, 8-4.

In the same tourney, Samantha and Natalia won the girls 16s consolation tournament.

Their success at Providence will move them up in the New England rankings.

Samantha is 14 years old and trains at Vineyard Youth Tennis.

Bridge heads

Dan and Nancy Cabot beat all at the weekly session of the Island Bridge Club last Thursday.

Finishing second, were David Donald and Richard Colter. Patsy McCornack and Gail Farrish were third, Robert and Ency Fokos finished fourth.

The ACBL-sanctioned Island Bridge Club duplicate competition is held each Thursday at the Howes House, West Tisbury, beginning at 7 pm.

Players needing partners should call 508-693-2889 by noon, Wednesday. The fee to play is $5.00.

Interscholastic hoops

In Edgartown, the Eagle girls also tamed the Tigers by the count of 58-23. Sam Hargy and Erin Hill chalked up 22 points apiece for the victors. Shannon Morris also excelled for the Eagles.

Dec. 14, the Oak Bluffs boys blazed past the Charter School Chargers, 41-16. Krishna Datta scored 11 points and grabbed 8 boards for the host Blazers. Tucker McNeely totaled 10 points and dished out 5 assists.

The jayvee Blazers also were victorious over the Charters, by a count of 18-6. James Robinson had the hot hand for OB and scored 8 points.

Also, on Dec. 14, the West Tisbury girls scored a 10-point win over the host Tisbury Lady Tigers.

Youth hockey

The MV Mites got behind to Hetland at New Bedford in the first period 4-0, Saturday, then played them even the rest of the way but the horse had left the barn: 5-1.

Sunday, Hetland came here for a rematch, in fact two matches.

Hetland took the first contest, 6-4, in a game that was a joy to watch as the teams went back and forth matching each other’s efforts.

In the second contest, the Islanders fell behind 0-3, but then righted themselves to finish the game in a 5-5 tie.

Goal tending was the strong suit for the Vineyard.

Dylan Briggs was called upon in the first and third games. Oliver Lively was acrobatic in the second.

Liam Marek made a major contibution, especially remarkable as he had broken a femur at the end of the summer. He scored twice in the 5-5 tie and was a constant threat.

Alumni games tomorrow

The MVRHS alumni hockey and basketball games will take place tomorrow at the MV Arena and Francis “Sancy” Pachico gymnasium.

The women’s hockey game starts at 5:30 pm, followed by the men’s contest at 6:45.

The basketball game between the women’s alumni team and the current varsity squad gets underway at 5:30 pm. The men’s alumni play the boys varsity at 7 pm.