MVRHS sports highlights
MVRHS girls suffer first hoops loss
Maggie Riseborough scored 29 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, and had two blocks; Kat deBettencourt had 17 points and seven assists; and Katie Stewart added 15 points, with 10 rebounds, and six assists, but it wasn't enough as the Vineyarders (7-1, 1-1 EAC) suffered their first defeat of the season, 73-63, to Bishop Feehan Tuesday in an Eastern Athletic Conference contest in Attleboro.
The girls started off the league schedule on Friday with a 62-60 win over Bishop Stang in North Dartmouth.
Maggie Riseborough returned after a three-game absence and posted another double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Katie Stewart scored 14 and Kat deBettencourt had 11.
Alayna Hutchinson anchored the Vineyard defense and Riseborough had five blocks.
The girls travel to Somerset Berkley on Friday to take on the Raiders in an EAC contest.
Varsity swimmers back in home waters
The MVRHS varsity swimming team returns to the YMCA pool Saturday at 1 pm for its second home meet of the season in a Bay Colony League contest against Nantucket. The Splash are back at the Y again on Monday at 3:15 against BCL foe Sacred Heart of Kingston.
M.V. met Bridgewater-Raynham in a league meet on Friday. The flu-depleted Vineyard lineup made the trip and competed well against the Trojans.
The girls lost, 84-59, but placed first in four events. Katherine Donegan, Mariah Campbell, Jessica Campbell, and Taylor Brasefield won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:57.86. Mariah topped the field in the 100-yard breaststroke by half a length in 1:26.58. Jessica Sonia, Ina Thigith, Grace Oslyn, and Jessica Campbell won the 200-yard free relay in 2:16.16. The girls relay success continued with a first in the 400-yard free relay. Jessica Sonia, Kate Hansen, Jessica Campbell, and Mariah Campbell finished in 5:05.31.
The boys sent only four swimmers to the meet and won two events in an 88-33 loss. Felix Reagan, Patrick McCarthy, Derik Devine, and David DaSilva (2:09.41) took first in the 200 free relay. Felix won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:41.30.
The Vineyard boys were second in two events. Derik Devine swam the 100-yard freestyle in 58.54 and raced the butterfly (third leg) of the 200 medley relay with messrs. Reagan (backstroke), McCarthy (breaststroke), and DaSilva (freestyle). The Vineyard time was 2:30.35.
Despite the losses, coach Robin Tuck was pleased with her team's performance and praised the staff at Bridgewater-Raynham for running an enjoyable, organized meet. The Trojans kindly ran the diving events (which MVRHS doesn't compete in) first to facilitate the Vineyard team's travel back to the Island.