Two wins and a loss
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys basketball team won both of its games at the Cape Cod Classic, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 27 and 28, then took on Wayland at home on Saturday.
Thursday, at Harwich, the Vineyarders out-rebounded Nantucket and won the game by ten, 63-53. Mark Reppert's 15 points were the high-water mark for the Vineyard. Bubba Brown contributed 13 and Nick Viera 10.
Others with points on the board were Jess Swaringen (8), Jwann Johnson (6), Pat Hart (6), Nico Cuba (3) and Cody Brewer (2).
At the half it was M.V. by five, 29-24. Early in the second half the Whalers made a run at the lead and came within one at 31-30, but the Vineyarders answered with six in a row to restore a comfortable breathing space and maintained it to a 63-53 finish.
Whaler Jordan Ferreira had the game-high 23 points.
On Friday, the Islanders trounced host Harwich, 60-41. Nick Viera led the purple parade to the hoop with 27, including two from long range. Also in double numbers was Nico Cuba, with 10. Bubba Brown contributed 9 points and 8 rebounds.
At war with Wayland
Saturday's game with Wayland at the Sancy was a classic. Neither team was able to achieve a lead of more than six points and that only once, at the outset. On the other hand, the teams were tied a dozen times including at the end of regulation time, 55 all. They were even again after the first four-minute overtime, 60-60, and after the second OT 62-62. But after the third it was Wayland up by three, 66-63.
By the end of the contest three Islanders had fouled out - Bubba Brown, Pat Hart, and Jwann Johnson. Nick Viera was sidelined with an ankle injury suffered in the second OT period.
Wayland's Charles Brown had the game-high 32 and Warrior Mike Mitchell scored 17. Nick Viera led Purple scorers with 24, including two treys. Jwann Johnson and Mark Reppert each had 11.
It was the Vineyard's first defeat after winning four in a row.
The team was home to Seekonk yesterday and is at Wareham tomorrow. Dighton Rehoboth visits Tuesday.
Two losses and a win
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls varsity basketball team found it easy to run away from Bristol-Plymouth on the first day of the Norton Invitational, Friday. The Islanders won the game, 69-13.
Coach Lisa Stewart emptied her bench, but could not stem the tide. Four girls scored in double numbers. Kia Minor 19, Julie Perry 14, Loren Gibson 10, and Hayley Pierce 11. The score at the half was 32-5.
The following day the Island girls took on their hosts, Norton, and came in a respectable second, 45-37.
Saturday, at the Sancy, the Wayland girls doubled the Vineyards' score in the first half, leading 12-6 after the first eight minutes and 25-14 at the break. The Islanders outscored their opponents in the second half, but could not make up the early deficit. Final score: Wayland 42, Vineyard 35.
Julie Perry (11), Molly Fischer (10), and Katie Hines (9) did most of the MV scoring.
The girls were at Sandwich yesterday then have three home games in a row with Notre Dame of Hingham, Saturday, Bourne on Wednesday, and Old Rochester, a week from Friday, Jan. 11.