Stephen Greenberg scores the final goal against Old Rochester. Photo by Ralph Stewart
A good start in boys hockey
The MVRHS boys ice hockey team won its second South Coast Conference game in as many starts, outclassing Wareham at Marion, 9-0, Saturday.
The Vikings managed only three shots on goaltenders Alex Mininehan, Chris Hathaway, and Mike Capen, each serving a full period, while MV icemen peppered two Wareham goalies with 63 SOG. Scott Maciel collected a hat trick in the first period and scored the only goal of the second. In the final 15 minutes of play, Joel Rebello scored twice. Scott Cleary and Truman French also scored.
Wednesday MV began its South Coast career with a 3-0 shutout of Old Rochester/Fairhaven. Both Joel Rebello and Scott Maciel scored late in the second period and Stephen Grenberg iced the cake in the third. Alex Minnehan sparkled in goal.
Joel Rebello impedes a Bulldog rush to the net.
The Vineyarders were home to Greater New Bedford yesterday and host Bourne on Saturday at 6 pm.
JV ties Durfee
The MVRHS junior varsity team played Durfee H.S. to a 1-1 tie at Durfee, Friday. Jarek Peters scored, assisted by Daron Stobie. Zach Waller was the goalie. Wednesday they lost to Old Rochester, 4-3.
At Hingham, the Vineyard varsity settled for a 4-4 tie after leading 4-2 in the second period. Melanie Dickson's hat trick paced the Vineyard offense after Cristina Wiley put the Islanders on the board first in the first period and Melanie Dickson followed with the first of her hat trick. MV led after one, 2-1. Alaina Aristide and Katherine Clark assisted.
Melanie's goals at 5:02 and 9:09 gave the Islanders a 4-2 lead after two periods. Nica Sylvia and Christina Wiley assisted. But Hingham took advantage of power play opportunities to even the count in the third.
The 7-1 losing score at Duxbury is misleading. The Islanders were "in the game," behind 3-1 after two periods. The Green Dragons took full advantage of power play opportunities in the final frame to extend their lead.
The girls were at Divison one Canton yesterday and get another crack at Duxbury at home, Monday.
The junior varsity failed to score and lost games to Austin Prep., 0-2, Marshfield, 0-6, and Notre Dame of Hingham, 0-6.
Cody Brewer, a mainstay of the successful freshman team, doesn't let a couple of Vikings keep him from driving to the basket.
Wareham brought its boys basketball teams to the Island, Friday, and won two of the three games played.
The Viking Varsity prevailed, 61-53. The first half was as tight as it could be. Wareham led at the break 28-26. Matt Rivers had scored 13 for the Vineyard.
In the second half, a trey by Nick Viera brought MV within one, 40-39, but then Wareham went on an eight-point run to put the game out of reach, eventually winning, 61-53. It might have been more, but the Vikings missed 15 free throws in the second half.
Rivers was the MV high scorer (17) and rebounder (18). John Swan, Nick Vierra, and Tim Scott all had eight.
Saturday, unbeaten Seekonk outscored the Islanders 69-49. Even so, Coach Mike Joyce thought it might have been the team's finest hour. Rivers was, "Huge again with 22 points and 15 boards," according to the coach. Seekonk led by only six when the 30-second clock malfunctioned, forcing the Vineyarders to foul when Seekonk froze the ball.
Matt Lucier can light it up for the jayvees.
Tuesday, Rivers (18), Swan (16), and Jacob Vanderhoop (10) made it to double figures, powering the Vineyard over Dighton-Rehoboth, 70-63, at North Dighton. MV's lead at the half was 32-21.
The Islanders (4-5) host Bourne, Friday at 5:15.
The junior varsity game with Wareham was at least as engaging. Wareham ran up a 25-7 lead in th first half. But with three minutes left in the period Matt Lucier led a Vineyard surge of 10 unanswered points to make it 25-17 at the half. After the break, the Islanders picked up where they left off. Six different Vineyarders scored and MV overtook the Vikes to lead, 31-29. But Wareham took back the lead on three freebies, a trey and a layup and managed to hold it to the end.
It was a near thing. Down by two with 10 seconds remaining, the Vineyard went for the win. They worked the ball to Nick Cuba in the corner. He had a clear look at the basket but the ball bounced off the rim: Wareham 53, MV 51.
The high-scoring freshmen team won their game with Wareham at the B&G Club, 73-63. At the half the score was tied at 31. But led by Andrew McHugh's game-high 18 points, some accuracy from long range (5 threes), and a pressing defense, the Islanders prevailed, 73-63.
At New Bedford Voke, Saturday, the MV frosh trailed at the break, 27-22. In the second half the purple turned up the defensive pressure and took care of the ball at the free throw line to eke out a 64-62 win.
Cody Brewer had 21 points and Mike McCarthy 18.
The team is 5-1 on the year and hosts Bourne Friday at the B&G at 5:15
Despite Allison Carr's game-high 16 points, the Vineyard varsity bowed to Wareham at Wareham, Friday, 50-43.
The jayvees also lost, 32-21. "It was a game we could have won", Coach Ami Maciel told The Times. "We lost it at the foul line. Our tallest players ran into early foul trouble and had to sit more than I would like, and we sank only one of 13 free throws."
The freshmen team won at Wareham.
Dighton Rehoboth visited Tuesday and defeated the MV varsity, 70-63. Tiffany Smalley led the Vineyarders with 10 points. Kelly Silvia added eight, including two from downtown.
The jayvees won their second game of the season, convincingly defeating D-R, 33-16. Julie Perry had the game-high 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Both Jocelyn Andrade and Marjorie Lucas had four points and six rebounds. The Islanders led at the half, 11-6.
Hanna Persson has her eyes on the basket; Lizzie Jacobs has hers on the ball in the Edgartown vs. Tisbury game.
The Edgartown lady Eagles swept into Vineyard Haven Thursday and flew off with a one-sided 44-12 win. Hayley Pierce led the fast-breaking winners with 24 points. Allie Flake was high for Tisbury.
The JV game ended in an 8-8 tie.
At the West Tisbury gym, the unbeaten Oak Bluffs girls won a well-played, tight game, 36-32. Katie Hines led the Blazers with 21 points. Maili Scott's 15 was high for the host Hawks. The Up-Islanders scored eight of the game's first ten points, but by the half OB held a three-point advantage, 18-15.
The low score by no means reflected the energy put forth in the J.V. game. Well-matched, at times it looked more like a rugby scrum than a basketball game. Final score: OB 10, WT 5. The Blazers led 9-2 at the half.
Oak Bluffs 3-0
West Tisbury 0-3
The Tisbury Tigers notched their first win, topping the OB Blazers Tuesday at Vineyard Haven, 55-41. Both Mike Araujo and Erik Dolliver had 10 points for the Cats. Randall Jette's 10 was high for the Blazers.
The OB jayvees extended their 5-4 half-time lead to win 16-13.
The West Tisbury vs. Edgartown games were postponed.
West Tisbury 2-0
Oak Bluffs 1-3