After a shaky start, the Vineyard Freshman boys basketball team ran off eight wins in a row.Recent wins over Dighton Rehoboth, 61-43, and Seekonk, 61-31, featured balanced scoring, full-court pressure and a penchant to run a fast break at every opportunity. Steve Handy’s rebounding and Lamar Moreis’s passing got the fast break clicking, while Shane Schofield, Nick Jerome, and Jake Ferry drove the team’s ferocious trapping press.
Then along came Wareham, whose speed the freshman couldn’t match. The first half was a barn-burner. Handy had 16 points and Jerome had 8, and still Wareham lead 38-36 at the break. Cold M.V. second-half shooting and 19 for 32 foul shooting by the Knights did the Vineyarders in.
Bouncing back against Bourne, the Freshman won their final home game, 51-41. Bourne was big and strong, but M.V. broke the game open with steals by Mike Kendal, Moreis, and Schofield.
Schofield’s spinning layup brought the fans to their feet and the Vineyard closed out Bourne in the final minutes.
M.V. handled Case easily in their last game of the season, for a final record of 13 wins and 5 losses.
Youth tennis tallies
Kent Leonard defeated Win Grimm in the final of the A Division to win his first Grand Prix held at the Vineyard Youth Tennis Center last week. Kent defeated last Grand Prix winner Patrick McCarthy in the semifinals. Win defeated Stuart Hersh in the other semifinal. Reid Yennie won his second Grand Prix with a win over newcomer Alyssa Adler. Alyssa had defeated Julia Cooper in the playoffs to reach the final and Reid had bested Hannah Webster.
Grand Prix Results
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Patrick McCarthy 18 8
Kent Leonard 15 18
Stuart Hersh 8 8
Win Grim 8 15
Anders Nelson 3 –
Connor Downing 3 3
Alyssa Adler – 15
Reid Yennie 18 18
Samantha Potter 15 3
Julia Cooper 8 8
Hannah Webster 8 8
Silas Berlin 3 3
Molly Wallace 3 3
The next Grand Prix is March 17.
at a loss
Congratulation to the hockey Bantams, who finished the season undefeated, 13-0-3.
Their final game against Nantucket at Barnstable was close from start to finish. The Vineyard scored first on a brilliant pass from Charles Goldthwait to Alex Bilzerian in the first period.
The second period saw Nantucket tie the game on a scramble in front of the net. Alex Bilzerian scored again, with assists to Tyler Aurujo and Charles Goldthwait, to end the period 2-1, Vineyard.
In the third period, Nantucket tied it up again. The Vineyard pressured relentlessly, but they could not put the game away, and the regular season ended with the 3-3 tie.
Both goalies, Mike Sylvia and Louis Jacob-Walsh, were outstanding.Jan. 20 Feb. 17
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