Sports highlights

Lizzie Williamson, shown practicing her forehand, was nearly perfect last Friday at the Vineyard Youth Tennis bubble. — Photo by Scott Smith

Hail Lizzie!

Lizzie Williamson of Edgartown defeated Victoria Scott of Edgartown, 6-0, 6-1, last Friday in a Junior Exhibition Series match at the Vineyard Youth Tennis Bubble. Lizzie made nary an error in her win but Victoria fought hard all the way. Each month, VYT will feature a pair of players in an exhibition open to the public. The next date will soon be announced.

Suns and Heat rise to wins

All is even in the RCBL hoops standings after the second week of play. Each of the four teams has one win and one loss.

Asil Cash poured in 40 points, including seven three-pointers, to lead the defending champion Suns to a 91-75 win over the Lakers. Asil hit four treys in the first quarter as the Suns ran out to a 31-11 lead. Jade Cash had 25 points and Paul Linderson added 11 more. Next week, the Suns will be without James Holenko, who picked up a pair of technicals to earn an ejection and one-game suspension. Sterling Bishop led the way for the Lakers with 19 points, followed by Damon Mello (14) and Pat Rolston (10).

The Heat posted their first win, 92-84, over the Bulls. John Netto scored 26 for the Heat. Lucas Brewer had 17, Will Fielding 16, and Tim Scott 13. Brant Silvia drained 36 points for the second consecutive week to pace the Bulls. Anthony Johnson had 22 points and Ben Ford chipped in 11.

Youth hockey

The Vineyard PeeWees downed Mansfield, 4-1, last weekend. Mike Metcalf was stellar between the pipes to earn the win in goal. Lauren Boyd, Kenny Hatt, Jackson Pachico, and Zach Vukota anchored the Vineyard defense, effectively limiting Mansfield’s chances. Aiden Marek score a pair of goals, while Pete Gillis and Hunter Meader chipped in one apiece. The PeeWees host a doubleheader this Saturday at the MV Arena versus Lower Cape. The puck drops at 11:30 am.

Mike McCarthy all-time passer at BSU

Former MVRHS quarterback Mike McCarthy became Bridgewater State University’s all-time passing leader with 4,672 yards, following the Bears’ 45-20 win Saturday over Mass Maritime Academy in the 35th annual Cranberry Bowl. McCarthy threw for three touchdowns and ran for 119 yards and two more scores to finish as the game MVP. He compiled 392 yards of total offense to earn the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England co-offensive player of the week award for the second time this season.

Mike passed for 2,000 yards this season, only the second BSU quarterback to do so and set school records for single-game (20), single-season (137) and career (361) pass completions.