Interscholastic Basketball


The regular season entered the final week with two games on the docket Monday afternoon.

The game of the day was the girls contest, matching the 5-0 Oak Bluffs Blazers and 4-1 Edgartown Eagles. The game lived up to the team records. The Blazers remained undefeated with a 31-29 win.

The Eagles defense did a good job shutting down Blazer Molly deBettencourt, holding her to 13 points, well below her season average. The problem for Edgartown was that Molly still finished the day with a triple-double, adding 10 assists and 10 steals. She also had seven blocks. Rose Engler added 10 points for the Blazers. Edgartown’s Clare Naughton had a chance to tie the game on the final shot but the ball hit the backboard and failed to go in. Devin Hill led the Eagles with 13 points.

In boys play, the Tisbury Tigers defeated the Charter School Chargers 53-30. Dylan Dyke scored 13 and Gabe Oliveira 12 for Tisbury. Miles Jordi scored 13 to lead the Charter School.

The playoffs begin January 30 with the boys play-in game between Oak Bluffs and West Tisbury. The girls semifinals are Friday. The date and time for the championship game has yet to be decided. The game will be held on the court of the highest seeded team. The boys semifinals are scheduled for Tuesday, with the championship game set for either February 10 or 11 at a venue to be determined.