Eighth grade girls stay unbeaten
The Vineyard eighth grade girls travel basketball train keeps rolling along. With two weeks left in the season, the girls are 10-0 after posting a pair of victories on Saturday. The Vineyard started off with a morning road game in Plymouth. M.V. raced to a 17-0 lead, en route to a 52-22 win over Plymouth North. Clare Naughton had 18 points, followed by Molly deBettencourt (17) and Kat Roberts (10).
The girls then returned home for an afternoon clash with Dartmouth, and they came away 45-35 winners. Molly deBettencourt led the way with 16 points, Clare Naughton scored 11, and Devin Hill had 10.
The girls host Plymouth North at 2 pm on Saturday, then travel to Barnstable on Sunday.
Sixth grade boys best Bourne, Franklin
An undermanned Vineyard’s sixth grade boys travel basketball team beat Bourne Sunday morning, 44-33. The Vineyard trailed early in the third quarter but then turned to a full-court press, resulting in a late 21-7 run. Jared Regan lead all scorers with 22 points. Aiden Araujo’s hard work beneath the boards drew 10 free throw attempts and forced Bourne’s “big man” to foul out. Daniel Rivard had several blocks.
Later in the day, Jeremy Regan sank one of two free throws with five seconds remaining in overtime to clinch a 41-40 road victory over previously undefeated Franklin. With injuries mounting (Adam Knight suffered an ankle sprain against Bourne and Logan Araujo bruised a knee early in the Franklin game), the Vineyard seven gamely pushed through Franklin’s aggressive full-court press. The teams finished regulation tied, 40-40.
Jared and Jeremy Regan combined for 30 points while Jack Holmes and Cam Moore were relentless defensively.
Fifth grade boys roll over Falmouth, Middleboro
The Vineyard fifth grade boys won a pair of home games Saturday in Oak Bluffs, improving to 4-5.
M.V. opened up with a 35-18 win over Falmouth. Ramon Dossantos led the hosts with 12 points and grabbed more than a dozen rebounds. Aiden Rogers and Michael Trusty each had six points. Leo Neville had five. Andrew Marchand and Josh Billings each had two points.
The Vineyard took the matinee over Middleboro, 49-33. Ramon Dossantos had 20 points and Aiden Rogers added 12. Josh Billings and Leo Neville had four apiece, and Marcellus Rubio, Andrew Marchand, Michael Trusty, and Keaton Aliberti each had two points.