Bishop Feehan dashes Vineyard girls tourney hopes

Kendall Robinson looks for some space to maneuver around the Bishop Stang defense in last Thursday's game. Vineyard players left to right: Jenny Lindland, Jillian Sedlier, Maggie Riseborough, and Kat deBettencourt. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Vineyard girls basketball team lost to a strong Bishop Feehan squad at home on Tuesday by a score of 61-49.

The loss knocked M.V. from playoff contention. The Vineyarder’s win-loss record fell to 4-11 with five games remaining in the season. M.V. needed to run the table in their final six games to finish with a 10-10 record and qualify for the playoffs.

M.V. played well against the Shamrocks, especially in the first half. They used a 1-3-1 zone to frustrate Feehan and trailed by only 29-28 at the half.

The game was ultimately decided by free-throws. Feehan made 22 of 23 and the Vineyarders sank 8 of 18.

Jenny Lindland scored 10 points for the Vineyard and forced six steals. Kat deBettencourt and Crystal Miske each finished with nine points.

The Vineyarders solid play yielded better results earlier in the week. On Saturday they traveled to Wayland and beat the Warriors, 54-45.

M.V. was tenacious at both ends of the floor. Jillian Sedlier scored 14 points and forced 6 steals. Jenny Lindland added 13 points and had 7 steals. Crystal Miske chipped in eight points.

Vineyarders defeat Bishop Stang

Last Friday, the Vineyard defeated EAC rival Bishop Stang at the Sancy in Oak Bluffs.

Jillian “Chief” Sedlier scored 19 points to lead M.V. to a 54-37 victory. Kat deBettencourt added seven more in a strong performance.

The Vineyarders used a stingy defense to take control of a tight game, holding the Lady Spartans to 15 points in the second half. In fact, M.V. surrendered only one point in the final period.

Following the win, Coach Lisa Stewart pointed out that despite having a 3-10 record, her team has played tough all season and has given up only seven more points than it has scored.

“We’ve been in every game. I keep telling the girls, our record doesn’t reflect how well we’ve played,” coach Stewart said.

Jayvee girls repel Spartans, lose to Shamrocks

The jayvee girls lost to Bishop Feehan 43-31 at the Sancy on Tuesday. M.V. trailed by five points at halftime, but couldn’t keep pace with the Shamrocks in the second half. Hayley Maciel was the high scorer, followed by Alayna Hutchinson and Rae Filley with seven each.

Friday, the Islanders topped visiting Bishop Stang in a tough, physical contest, 49-44.

Katie Stewart led the way with 17 points and Hayley Maciel added 14.