Sports highlights


Suns, Lakers keep pace in RCBL

The Suns resumed their winning ways after falling to the Lakers last week. Jade Cash scored 35 points, Sterling Bishop 31, Asil Cash 19 (five treys), and James Holenko 18, as the league leaders beat the Heat 111-97 Monday night in Edgartown.

Tim Scott led a balanced Heat attack with 26 points, followed by John Netto (22), Lucas Brewer (21), and Sandy Fisher (17).

The Lakers stayed close on the Suns heels with an 88-75 victory over the winless Bulls.

Wiley Lakers veterans Jeff Labell (25 points, five treys), Heath Estrella (12), Caleb Nicholson (12), Jason O’ Donnell (12), and John Healy (10) proved too much for the Bulls to handle.

Asa Ray drained 30 points to lead the Bulls. Jaron Schilling scored 12, Luke Bettencourt had 11, and Jared Silvia chipped in 10.

RCBL standings

Suns 5-1

Lakers 4-2

Heat 3-3

Bulls 0-6

Youth hockey

The Vineyard Peewees rolled to a double header win over Gateway of Wareham Saturday at the Martha’s Vineyard Arena. The hosts piled 18 pucks into the Gateway cage and conceeded only two in 8-0 and 10-2 wins.

Hunter Ponte notched a Texas hat trick with four goals in game one. Colby Zarba potted a pair, William Herrman and Jack Murray each scored once. Micahel Metcalf and Joe Kershaw combined for the shutout between the pipes. Jack Murray, Hailey Meader, Willson Slayton, and Meghan Sonia were the playmakers.

Ponte upped the ante in game two and scored six times. Jack Murray tallied twice. Meghan Sonia and Colby Zarba had a goal apiece. Hunter Ponte, Jack Murray, Meghan Sonia, Colby Zarba, Layla Buckley, and Willson Slayton all earned assists. Michael Metcalf and Joe Kershaw were again the winning netminders.The Peewees were back on the MV Arena ice Sunday against Lower Cape Fancy, and suffered a hard fought 4-2 loss. Starting goalie Michael Metcalf left the game due to injury. Joe Kershaw, who was also banged up and not dressed, donned the pads and filled in.Hunter Ponte and William Herrman scored for M.V. Meghan Sonia, Ian Trance, Jack Murray, Layla Buckley, and Cabot Thurber assisted.Hailey Meader, David Krauthamer, Willson Slayton, Ian Trance, and Cabot Thurber anchored the Vineyard defense.

In Naponset Valley League play Friday night in Raynham, the Vineyard broke a four-game losing streak with a 7-2 win over Walpole. Nainoa Cooperrider scored four goals, Josh Forend had two, and Jonas Lukowitz, one. James Sashin, Jacob Gundersen and Tristan Araujo were ace penalty killers.

M.V. returns to Rayhnam this weekend to play Foxboro Gold.

Girls travel hoops

The Vineyard 7th graders played away Saturday afternoon against a scrappy Rochester team and toughed out a 23-22 overtime win.

Devin Hill was the high scorer with nine points and scored the winning basket in OT. Lily Piggott added five points, and Kat Roberts had four. The girls are home for two games on Saturday versus Nauset and North Plymouth.

The 8th grade girls traveled to Dennis-Yarmouth Saturday and downed the physical Dolphins 41-21. Erin Hill led the Vineyard with 18 points. Molly deBettencourt scored 10.Next up were the Cape Hoops League leaders, Monomoy. The teams were tied 24-24 at halftime but Monomoy pulled out a 53-48 win.

With a minute to go and Monomoy up by 1, a questionable technical foul was called on the Vineyard bench. The referee who made the call was about to rescind the ‘T’ but was overruled by the other official. Monomoy got three foul shots and the ball out of bounds. M.V. would not score again.

Molly deBettencourt had 20 points. Erin Hill scored 16 and was a force under the boards. Whitney Schroeder scored 10. The 8th graders play away Saturday against North Plymouth and Tiverton, R.I.

Flex League tennis

The women’s fall tennis flex league season came to a close last week. Martha’s Vineyard Community Tennis (MVCT) coordinates this league each Fall and Spring. Susan Garrett took the prize in the 3.0 singles division, Jennifer Combra squeaked out a close win over Julie Lively in the 3.5 singles division.

Anne Davey and Stacey Morris-Porterfield won decisively in 3.0 doubles. Tammy King and Beth Sawyer narrowly edged out Michelle Bettencourt and Jeannie Holenko to win the 3.5 doubles division.