West Tisbury tops Edgartown in junior high hoops opener

Ennis Foster led the Eagles' fast break in the second half against West Tisbury. Tuesday. Emerson Mahoney, Jordan Tate, and Peter Engley trail the play. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The interscholastic basketball season tipped off Tuesday afternoon at the Edgartown School, with a boys tilt between the home town Eagles and the Island’s other dribbling birds of prey, the West Tisbury Hawks.

The game was a tight affair until late in the second half, when Silas Berlin stepped up and drained a trio of three-pointers to lead the Hawks on an 11-0 run, en route to a 45-29 win.

Berlin racked up 20 points for the visitors to finish as the game’s high scorer. Fellow Hawk, Chase Silvia, also hit double figures with 18 points.

Jordan Tate led the Eagles with 14 points. Austin Chandler scored six points.

The girls took to the court in a pair of late games, Wednesday. Edgartown travelled to West Tisbury and the Oak Bluffs Blazers tried to tame the host Tisbury Tigers.

The boys teams are back in action today as Tisbury visits Oak Bluffs and the Charter School Chargers journey to Edgartown. The Charter’s charge on to West Tisbury on Friday and the Hawks host the Tigers on Tuesday.