Two Vineyard girls basketball teams, one made up of fifth grade girls from Island schools, and another made up of seventh grade girls, entered the Kim Craft tournament at Falmouth Academy last weekend.

The MV 5th graders defeated Dartmouth, 22-18. Molly DeBettencourt led the Islanders to the rim with 10 points. Megan Sawyer added six.

Next the Islanders played a tough Barnstable team. Molly DeBettencourt led the parade to the hoop with 25 points. Lizzie Williamson added six and the Islanders won, 35-17.

The girls’ final test was against the host Falmouth squad. Again, the Vineyarders passed with flying colors, 39-20. Molly D. had the game high 18. Devin Hill was strong at both ends of the court scoring 11 and pulling down 11 rebounds.

The seventh grade girls faced Tiverton, R.I. in their first contest and won easily, 39-6. Erin Hill had the game high 17 points. Mya Houston added eight.

Burlington (Mass) proved a tougher opponent but the Islanders met the test, 26-21. Both Mya Houston and Shannon Morris had six and Caitlin Marchand added five.

On Sunday the Vineyarders bested Barnstable, 38-7. Both Hill and Houston had nine. Whitney Schroeder added 8.

The final game was with league foe Bourne, a very tall team. But the Vineyard prevailed, 33-24 behind Schroeder and Marchand, each with 8 points. Samantha Hargy had five big ones. Samantha and Erin Hill ruled the boards and Emily Tourney turned in a strong defensive effort.

League games begin the first weekend in December.

Maureen Hill and Beth Sawyer coach the fifth graders. Joe Houston and Maureen coach the seventh graders.

Seems to us the Vineyard girls have served due notice. Here they come, ready or not!