In Friday’s matchup versus the Williams school Blues the Mariners came out victorious 114-38. Although the score was not indicative of the effort and energy Williams players and fans brought competing intensely to the final buzzer. The Mariner Bench has a Standout night combining for 33 points. Freshman BJ Jenkins had a season high 12 points plus 6 steals. Including performances with two double doubles one by Tedrick Wilcox with 39 points and 10 rebounds, and Jayjuan Hayes 18 points 11 steals. Steven Lora also added 25 points of his own.
East Greenwich, RI – The Rocky Hill Girls Basketball program dropped a hotly contested NEPSAC game to The Williams School, 38-27.
The Lady Mariners came out of the gate quick scoring the game’s first bucket and took a 5-2 lead early on. With several key Lady Mariners out of the starting lineup, the Mariners got key contributions from freshmen Taylor Cote (Warwick, RI), Ella D’Arcy (Wakefield, RI). Both, along with freshman Grace Starosciak (Coventry, RI), Mariners quality minutes on both ends of the court.
Despite being down 25-12 at the half, Rocky HIll came out with seven straight points to start the half to cut the led to six points. Senior tri-captain Andrea White (West Warwick, RI) was aggressive to the rim and led the Mariners with 15 points. Junior tri-captain Ptolemy Tassone (Exeter, RI) also chipped in with 6 points of her own.
The Lady Mariners applied some full court pressure, which resulted in several Williams turnovers. Nevertheless, the Lady Mariners would not get any closer and lost for the second time this season to Williams. The loss drops RHS record to 1-5 (0-4 NEPSAC) on the season.
The boys traveled to Pine Point for their second game of the season. Davis, Marshal and Garrett lead the team in scoring. Drew and Bennett lead the team in defense with multiple steals and blocks down low. Marshal had five points and a three pointer. Garrett finished with six points and Davis Lee lead the team with 12 points and a three. The game was neck and neck until the closing minutes when we ran into foul trouble. The final score was 39-28.
JV Boys’ Basketball recorded its first win versus Rhode Island School for the Deaf in a well-played contest Wednesday night. Ten of the twelve player scored, and all played consistently strong defense throughout the evening. As it was a total team effort, no one stood out, but the coaching staff was impressed with the effort, enthusiasm, spirit, and sportsmanship that the team exhibited during the contest.
72-67 was the final tally for the Mariners home matchup versus Springfield Commonwealth. After trailing 56-64 with 1:55 remaining mariners went on a 16-3 run to finish the game. A layup by Mo Danmola sparked the run followed by a Quick 3 from Lora created mounting pressure that was too much for SCA. Hayes and Lora led the mariners with 23 points each Wilcox Chipped in 18 for the Rocky Hill School victory.
The Girls A Team beat Pine Point School, 23 to 10. With 5 minutes left, the steal by Francesca McCaughey and the lay-up by Kaeley Zito took the momentum RHS’s way. Leading scorers were Kaeley Zito 8 points, Charlotte 6 points, and 5 points from Lily Kerachsky.
Rocky Hill enjoyed another solid win in front of a home crowd. The girls played a very well-rounded aggressive game. In the first half alone they netted 15 steals and 8 assists. Six different players contributed to the game total by scoring points. High scorers were Katie Kerachsky, Alexis Cote and Kristina Greim each with 6 points. (First half stats only on R, B, S & A)
Player Points Rebounds Blocks Steals Assists
Hannah Boss 2 1
Sydney Boss 2 1 2 2
Skye Connell 4 1 1 1 2
Alexis Cote 6 1 1
Abbey Grandin 1
Kristina Greim 6 1 2
Katie Kerachsky 6 1 2 2
Franny McCaughey 4 1 3
Orabel Piccolli 2 1
Lilly Liebermensch NA
Team total 24 21 10 28 7
In a great back and forth game, the current Mariners defeated the alumni. Coach Mahmoud played with the alumni, but could not lead them back into the game in the second half. At the half, alumni were up by one.
JayJuan Hayes raced the length of the floor and beat the buzzer as Rocky Hill slipped past Classical, 73-71, in a nonleague matchup. Hayes saved the Mariners in a game where they led by 26 in the first half, as the Purple came all the way back to tie it at 71-71 with five seconds left. Tedrick Wilcox led Rocky Hill with 29 points while Hayes added 24. Patrick Welch hit five 3-pointers and led four Classical playerss in double figures with 29 points.