Martha’s Vineyard completes sweep of Bishop Feehan in boys hoops

Izak Browne, seen against Bishop Feehan, January 8, in Oak Bluffs, scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 54-46 Vineyard win over the Shamrocks Saturday night in Attleboro.
File photo by Ralph Stewart

Izak Browne, seen against Bishop Feehan, January 8, in Oak Bluffs, scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 54-46 Vineyard win over the Shamrocks Saturday night in Attleboro.

Martha’s Vineyard completed a season sweep of archrival Bishop Feehan and put themselves in prime position to win a fourth consecutive Eastern Athletic Conference title with a 54-46 win Saturday night in Attleboro.

Izak Browne scored 15 points to go with 10 rebounds as the Vineyarders improved to 12-3 overall and 5-1 in EAC play with two league games remaining.

The Vineyarders led 31-22 at halftime and played tight, aggressive defense to keep the Shamrocks at bay for the remainder of the game.

M.V. also enjoyed a solid night from the charity stripe, sinking 17 of 22 shots from the line. Deshawn James hit 7 of 8 free throws, Jack Roberts was 4 for 5, Izak Browne was 4 for 6, and Liam Weston, 2 for 2.

The Vineyarders travel to Somerset Berkley (8-5, 1-2 EAC) on Tuesday for an EAC rematch with the Raiders, who handed M.V. its lone league defeat, 59-58, on January 11 in Oak Bluffs. In that game, the Vineyarders had a 12-point lead erased in the final two minutes.