Terrell Johnson flies over Laker Trevor Hinkle. Photos by Ralph Stewart
Tuesday the boys varsity and junior varsity basketball teams defeated visiting squads from Apponequet at the Sancy Pachico. Paced by Jacob Vanderhoop's 10 of his 17, the Islanders led at the half 27-19. Terrell Johnson applied the heat in the second half scoring 15 in the period. Final: 55-36.
The M.V. Junior varsity beat the Lakers, 61-40, with balanced scoring.
The Freshmen lost to the Lakers at the Boys and Girls Club.
The varsity had opened its season Friday, at home to the Greater New Bedford Bears. The varsity took a tough loss by one point, 63-62, after Nick Viera, who was top scorer with 19 points, had put them ahead by one with 21 seconds remaining.
If the Varsity loss was a heartbreaker, the Freshmen loss may have been even tougher to take. Down by three with less than a minute on the clock, Lamar Moreis stole the ball, got it to Steve Handy who drove in for a layup. Moments later, Nick Jerome stole the ball and took it to the hoop giving the Islanders a one point lead. But with just five seconds remaining, the Bears scored to claim a 50-49 win.
Jwann Johnson and Tim McHugh are ready for the rebound but Laker Chris Joyal has position.
Only the junior varsity boys won its opener with New Bedford.
At Lakeville, the M.V. girls varsity, junior varsity and freshmen all won their season opening games with Apponequet, Tuesday.
Tiffany Smalley's 16 points and 16 rebounds paved the way to the varsity's 52-42 win. Julie Perry contributed nine points and 11 rebounds. Brittany Stone was 9-for-10 at the foul line. Nina Butler and Kelly Silvia were bulldogs on defense.
The Vineyard jayvees and freshmen won their games easily, 52-14 and 54-7.
The girls teams are home to Fairhaven tomorrow at 12, 1:30. and 3:00 pm.
The puck bounced goalward from a crowd in front of the Franklin net, only to be slapped to the ice by a defender.
The MVRHS boys varsity hockey team defeated Whitman-Hanson at the Rockland Arena, Monday, 4-1. It was the team's first win of the early season after a loss and tie.
Joel Rebello scored the only goal of the first period, assisted by Stephen Greenberg. Rebello did it again in the second frame, helped by Davey Campbell and Matt Flynn.
Whitman-Hanson found a way around M.V. goalie Minnehan early in the third period. But Scott Cleary answered for the Vineyard, assisted by Tad Gold and Truman French. Greenberg scored the final goal in the last minute of the game. Rebello and Darren Gazaille were credited with assists.
Joel Rebello scored the Vineyard's goal, unassisted.
The team lost its season-opener at the Bridgewater Arena to Bridgewater-Raynham, 3-2, scoring both of its goals on power plays. Darren Gazaille and Joel Rebello did the honors in the first and third periods. Matt Flynn assisted on both goals. Gazaille and Rebello were credited for assisting each other.
Saturday's home opener with Franklin ended in a 1-1 tie. The Vineyard's goal came 10 minutes into the fray, a short-hander by Rebello, unassisted. With 16 seconds left in the second period, Franklin tied the score
Both teams survived double power plays.
Franklin had a considerable advantage in shots on goal, 30-21, but Vineyard goalie Alex Minnehan was up to the challenge.
The team is at home to Bourne, Saturday at 6 pm.
The JV boys hockey team lost its first game at Franklin, 9-1, then climbed on to the winning road last Friday, edging Nauset, here, 4-3. They play Bourne here Saturday at 4:40. Tuesday, after Christmas, they play Barnstable at the Kennedy Rink.