Sports highlights


Coyle is tops again

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls’ varsity basketball team lost its game at Taunton to Coyle & Cassidy, Sunday, 70-46.

The Warriors claimed their third consecutive league championship, and haven’t lost a home game since Jan. 30, 2009.

Brenna Gonsalves scored a game-high 26 points and snagged 11 rebounds for Coyle. C&C controlled the boards. Both Tricia Quinn and Linsay Bumila, a freshman, had a dozen rebounds.

MV’s Maggie Riseborough scored 10 of her 12 points in the third period. Crystle Miske led the MV scorers with 13 points.

C&C is going for a school season record of 18 wins. Only Old Rochester stands in the way.

MVRHS girls varsity coach Lisa Stewart tipped her cap to the Warriors: “They’re a great team, very well coached, disciplined, great shooters, great passers.”

C&C coach O’Brien returned the compliment. “They’re very well coached and they really work hard. I told our team they had to weather the storm.”

Reid Yennie is a champ

Tuesday, at the Mid Cape Racquet Club, South Yarmouth, Reid Yennie of West Tisbury won the 18-and-under tennis championship, defeating the top-seeded Willie White of Nantucket, 6-4, 6-2.

To reach the championship round, Reid defeated Kevin Cleary of Marshfield, 6-1, 6-1 in the quarter-finals on Monday. Also Monday, he topped Samuel Mullin of Hingham, 6-3, 6-4, in the semi-finals.

Reid is captain of the MVRHS boys’ tennis team and trains at Vineyard Youth tennis.

Bulls headed to playoffs

The Bulls topped the Suns, 97-85 at the Boys and Girls Club, Monday, to earn a go at the RCBL’s top-seeded team, the Heat. The winner-take-all game will be played Monday, March 7.

This past Monday Asil Cash (24), Jason Mello (20) and Brant Silvia (18) did most of the scoring for the Bulls, while Sterling Bishop (24), Michael Baptiste (15), and Adam Rebello (13) led the Suns to the hoop.

The Bulls led at the end of the first quarter, 21-16, and at the half, 42-38, a lead they never relinquished.

Boys hoop squad buries Warriors

Bourne sent its boys varsity and junior varsity teams to the Sancy Pachico gym last Wednesday, to do battle with the Vineyarders. Unfortunately for the Warriors, they found the Islanders ready and more than willing to defend the home turf with impressive efforts and even more impressive offensive intensity.

The Martha’s Vineyard Jayvees led at the half, 40-27, and grew that to a 71-45 final. Andrew Hakala and Izak Browne led the attack on the Warriors’ net with 16 and 13 points respectively.

The varsity win, a 69-48 scalding, was even more exciting for MV fans who packed the gymnasium. Peter Keaney was all but unstoppable. He poured 30 points into Bourne’s net and was a constant threat on defense.

But basketball is a consummate team game, and Jette, Van Gervan, Araujo. Stewart and Ciciora contributed significantly to the happy outcome.

It was the Vineyard’s fifteenth win against three losses.