Jwann Johnson soars above the Rough Rider defense for two. Photos by Ralph Stewart
MV is unscathed at C&I Classic; Chatham & Harwich bested
The MVRHS boys varsity hoops squad won both of its games in the Cape & Islands Classic at Bourne.
Thursday, Chatham fell before the purple press which caused 22 turnovers, 58-37.
Jacob Vanderhoop led all scorers with 16 points, 14 in the first half, including three long-range bombs. Nick Viera contributed nine points and was a fox in the chicken coop on defense. Tim McHugh did more than his share of rebounding.
M.V.'s lead at the break was 44-22.
The following day the Vineyarders outlasted Harwich in a run and gunner, 85-70.
Point guard Nick Viera backs into a Rough Rider block.
Only three points, 66-63, separated the teams with three minutes left on the clock. The Islanders stepped up their attack and Harwich went cold, leading to the final tally.
Nick Viera's 26 points were the game high. Jacob Vanderhoop (17) and Jwann Johnson (10) made it to double numbers. Viera (2), Vanderhoop (2), and Mike O'Donoghue had 3-pointers.
The Vineyard grabbed an early lead and was never headed. At the half they were up, 46-37.
Last Wednesday the Islanders topped Old Rochester, 63-47. Mark Reppart and Terrell Johnson paced the offense with 19 and 17 points. Reppart pulled down 11 rebounds. Jacob Vanderhoop and Jwann Johnson were chief thieves combining for 15 steals.
The Vineyard's season record improved to 4-2, 2-2 in the South Coast Conference. They were home to Seekonk yesterday and are at Wareham on Friday. Next Tuesday Brighton Rehoboth visits.
Ilikea Scott prepares to take an elbow guarding one of the larger Bulldogs.
Bulldogs bite, Bears beaten
Home court was no help as the MVRHS girls varsity basketball team lost its match with Old Rochester, last Wednesday, 54-37. Coach Lisa Stewart was pleased with the team's defensive game but the Islanders couldn't handle the Bulldogs' press and turned the ball over repeatedly. Nina Butler's eight points was tops. Tiffany Smalley was strong under the boards, collecting 19 rebounds.
Friday, the Girls bounced back and trounced Greater New Bedford Voke, 42-20, in the Whaling City with a balanced attack. Nina Butler dropped a trio of 3-pointers. Four girls contributed six points apiece: Alexia Schroeder, Kelly Silvia, Kia Minor, and Tiffany Smalley. Laura Kimball was strong off the bench.
The team's record stands at 2-2.
They were at Seekonk yesterday and are at home to the Vikings of Wareham tomorrow, Friday, at 5 pm, then go to Dighton Rehoboth, Tuesday.
Brittany Stone drives past a Bulldog defender.
J.V.s & Frosh
The girls junior varsity lost its game with Old Rochester, here, 53-38. The lady bulldogs held a 28-16 lead at the half. Katie Hines with nine, and Jessie Donoghue, eight, led the Vineyard scoring.
Two days later at New Bedford, the Vineyarders
"totally brought it together", according to Coach Justine Shemeth, and ran away from Greater NB Tech, 54-33. Leading scorers were Katie Hines with 18 points and Shikha Datta, 17.
The jayvees took their 2-2 record to Nantucket yesterday, host Wareham, Friday, and are at Dighton Rehoboth, next Tuesday.
The M.V. freshmen girls were chewed up by the ORR frosh, 44-19, falling to 1-2 on the year.