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.
In the first game of Classical HS Christmas tournament vs Juanita Sanchez Cavaliers, the Mariners came out on top 72-52. After being down 1 at half 34-33 the Mariners kicked off the second half with a 21-5 run; ultimately this was too much for JSEC. Lora had 24 points Wilcox and Hayes each added 17.
11:00am Rocky Hill (Darks) 59 vs. Springfield Commonwealth (Lights) 54
12:30pm Hope HS (Darks) 51 vs. Springfield Commonwealth (Lights) 62
2:00pm Rocky Hill (Darks) 69 vs. Redemption Christian (Lights) 77
Rocky Hill enjoyed a win for their season opener in front of a home crowd. The girls played a very aggressive zone defense that netted a total of 28 steals with every player contributing to that statistic. Rocky Hill enjoyed a win for their season opener in front of a home crowd. The girls played a very aggressive zone defense that netted a total of 28 steals with every player contributing to that statistic. Kristina Greim & Katie Kerachsky had 8 pts. Kristina was the top rebounder with 7.
The boys middle school basketball A team scored 21 points this evening against Gordon Middle School. They never gave up and they never got down. Bennett Fine played tough defense and had the majority of our rebounds. Garrett Corsi and Drew Tamburini had multiple steals and were an integral part of our press break. Davis Lee controlled the ball for us on offense and lead the team in scoring. The boys broke the press well and never gave up.
The boys middle school basketball B team had a good showing today. Ben Lawson got the boys going when he scored off of the tip ball. Dudley Samponaro had a clutch free-throw to stabilize the team moral going into the first half. Alex Lehouiller and Nate Lee ran point well and each had steals. Biagio DeCenso also had a steal and was tough underneath the boards. Even though the end result was a loss it was a gracious one.
The Girl’s A Team won the season opener by a score of 34 to 21 against Gordon. RHS had the lead by one point at halftime. Leading scorers were Kaeley Zito with a career high of 16 points and 11 steals, Lily Kerachsky with 10 points, and Charlotte Boss added 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
JV boys continued the pre-winter break portion of their young season with a hard fought lost to a much bigger St. Thomas More squad. Freshman Dante Garcia, Graham E and Dylan Lehouiller lead a balanced attack that again fought especially hard in the second half. Being outweighed by 40 pounds a man, the team refused to be intimidated and proved to themselves that they can compete at this level.
The JV boys began their new season at home versus St. Andrew’s School from Barrington. After getting off to a slow start against a bigger deeper and somewhat more talented team, the Mariners finally got it together and made a strong second half run to get within 4 points. Unfortunately St. Andrew’s depth and strength became a real factor and allowed them to pull away in the final minutes of the contest. Rocky Hill play with real heart and desire, and showed some real improvement over the course of the game. Freshman Graham Eilberg and Dante Garcia were high scorers.
Danvers, MA – The Rocky Hill Girls Basketball program came up short against NEPSAC foe Covenant Christian, 35-20.
The Lady Mariners trailed throughout the game but never more than 6 points in the first half as Ptolemy Tassone (FR – Exeter, RI) and Andrea White (SR – West Warwick, RI) and Kaitlyn Conforti (SR – Warwick, RI) all chipped in on the offensive end.
In addition, Aviva Beringhouse (JR – Providence, RI) and Jordan Lanowy (FR – Newport, RI) worked hard on the defensive end to keep the Covenant lead to just five at the half (19-14).
However, Rocky Hill could only muster 6 second half points despite several opportunities, dropping its record to 1-3 (0-2 NEPSAC) on the season.
White led RHS with 9 points including two 3pt field goals.