SENE Championship | Rocky Hill vs St Thomas More. An exciting game from start to finish the mariners maintained control throughout. Never trailing they showed the poise and grit that led them to a number 1 seed and regular season championship. Very even distribution again led by Wilcox with another double double 22 and 10 rebounds. Steven Lora added 14 and 2 rebounds 2 assists and 2 huge charges. Hayes had 10 points to go along with 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Mariners take the championship winning a commanding 71-52!
In the SENE quarter finals first place Rocky Hill took on a tough St Andrews team for the 3rd time this season. Mariners patented pressure wreaked havoc on the saints forcing 17 steals and 30 turnovers in the game. Tedrick wilcox led the charge with 30 points and 18 rebounds. Kobe Polley also cracked double figures adding 11 points 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Amazing game mariners win 69-55 to advance to the SENE Championship tomorrow vs St Thomas More.
The boys played San Miguel at home. San Miguel pressed early on and the boys were able to break it. Davis Lee and Garret Corsi handled the ball well in key situations. They and found Bennett, Drew and Hadley down low for easy lay ups. The first half the boys trailed by ten. Sonny hit a long three early in the second half to fire the boys up. Jay and Jack each had three rebounds and four points. Anand and Bennett both had four points and two steals. Drew had three blocks, eight rebounds and six points. The boys finished the day with 20 points and held San Miguel to only 42. The final score was 42-20.
The boys played Barrington Christian Academy. We were down a couple key players. Fortunately Bennett fine, Anand Basu and Garrett Corsi, Drew, Jay and Ben stepped up. Anand and Garrett had four steals on defense and six points each from the field. Drew, Jay and Bennett held down the paint on defense. Drew had two blocks, six rebounds and eight points. Bennett had five blocks, two points and 7 rebounds. Jay had one block, two rebounds and six points. The final score was 45 to 32 Barrington Christian Academy.
Rocky Hill enjoyed finishing out their season 6-1, with another win on their home court. The girls played a very well-rounded aggressive game. They dominated the possession; stealing, rebounding, and passing the ball effectively finding the open player for the shot. This resulted with baskets from six different players off of seven assists. The top stats; Katie Kerachsky 6 points, Skye Connell 5 rebounds, Katie Kerachsky 8 steals, Katie Kerachsky 4 assists, Hannah Boss 1 block and Alexis Cote 1 block.
Player Points Rebounds Blocks Steals Assists
Hannah Boss 2 1 4 1
Sydney Boss 2 1
Skye Connell 2 5 2
Alexis Cote 1 2
Abbey Grandin 2
Kristina Greim 4 1 2 2
Katie Kerachsky 6 1 8 4
Franny McCaughey 3 2 2
Orabel Piccolli 2
Lilly Liebermensch Injured
Team total 19 12 2 25 7
The Girl’s A team lost a tough game against Times Academy, 19 -50. It was a fast paced, aggressive game, however, the RHS players couldn’t keep up. Leading performances were by Charlotte Boss with 7 steals and 5 points, Kaeley Zito, 7 points, Lily Kerachsky 4 points and Kristina Greim added 3 points. The Middle School Tournament starts next week.
Granby, MA – The Rocky Hill Girls Basketball program traveled Central Massachusetts to take on The MacDuffie School in the opening round of the SENE playoffs.
The Lady Mariners, who faced MacDuffie for the third time this season, were ready to compete early on. Despite MacDuffie scoring the opening field goal of the game, senior tri-captain Katlyn Conforti (Warwick, RI) converted two layups to give Rocky Hill a 4-3 advantage in the early stages of the game.
MacDuffie would score on some transition opportunities late in the first half and RHS managed only one more field goal to give MacDuffie a 22-6 advantage going into the half.
The second half saw the Lady Mariners more than double their point production as tri-captains, junior Ptolemy Tassone (Exeter, RI) and senior Andrea White (West Warwick, RI) scored 4 points and 8 points respectively. Freshmen Ella D’Arcy (Wakefield, RI) and Taylore Cote (Warwick, RI) converted at the foul line as well to cap the Rocky Hill scoring.
Despite the 50-21 loss, Rocky Hill (3-13 overall, 2-12 NEPSAC) head coach Bert DeSalvo was positive in the result. “They (MacDuffie) are a talented group but we cut our margin of defeat against them each time we faced them. I am really proud of this group. They competed and improved everyday.” DeSalvo added, “when officials and visiting parents compliment your team on their attitude, work ethic and sportsmanship, it means we have lots to build on for the future.”
The coaching staff also thanked the seniors for their hard work, dedication and efforts throughout the 2017-18 season.
East Greenwich, RI – The Rocky Hill Girls Basketball program fell in its final game of the regular season to The Dublin School (Dublin, NH) by a score of 42-18.
In the opening minutes of the game, both Dublin and Rocky Hill (3-12 overall, 2-11 NEPSAC) had problems converting on the offensive end as the game remained scoreless. Although Dublin scored the first bucket of the game, Rocky Hill then tied the game up 4-4 after an Aviva Beringhause (Providence, RI) putback.
Dublin continued to expand its lead, as Rocky Hill headed into halftime down 22-8.
Despite some hard nosed play by senior Katlyn Conforti (Warwick, RI), Ptolemy Tassone (Exeter, RI) and Taylor Cote (Warwick, RI) the Lady Mariners struggled to find their offensive rhythm. Tassone’s aggressive finish at the rim minutes into the 2nd half, cut the lead to 27-10 but the Lady Mariners would not get any closer.
Senior Andrea White (West Warwick, RI) once again led Rocky Hill with 7 points.
Before the game, seniors Andrea White, Katlyn Conforti and Katia Mendez were recognized for their contributions to the program throughout their tenure at RHS.
The RHS Athletic Department would like to thank the seniors and their families for their support and dedication throughout their careers.
Rocky Hill will venture to The MacDuffie School (Granby, MA) on Wednesday, February 21st at 5:30PM in the SENE playoffs.
34 – 66 Loss
With the help of several varsity bench players the Mariner JV boys played but came up short against the Varsity team from CATS Boston on Wednesday afternoon. Again, a slow start put the team at a disadvantage early. After a time out and words of wisdom from the coach, the team picked up their intensity and effort to make a run before the half. Coming out after the halftime break, the squad continued its run to close within 5 points. Unfortunately, center Frank Yang sprained his ankle and left the game. Another star guard hurt his pinky, and yet another starter’s ankle gave out. Without their presence on both ends of the floor, the team found little it could do to stop the taller players from CATS, and had trouble breaking their full court pressure. BJ Jenkins and Dante Garcia led the team in scoring. Thus, quickly and quietly the 2018 JV team’s season came to end. Congratulations to all the players for a job well done.
East Greenwich, RI – The Rocky Hill Girls Basketball program looked to go on its first winning streak of the season, coming off an impressive win against Barrington Christian Academy last Wednesday.
However, The Winchendon School had other plans.
Rocky Hill never led as Winchendon took a 10-0 lead to begin the contest. The Lady Mariners struggled to score in the opening minutes and could only muster 6 points in the first half in total. Senior Andrea White (West Warwick, RI) and junior Ptolemy Tassone (Exeter, RI) got RHS on the scoreboard before the break.
Despite the 18-6 half time deficit, RHS doubled their first half output, scoring 13 points in the final 16 minutes of play. Senior Katlyn Conforti (Warwick, RI) played hard throughout and contributed 5 points in the second frame.
White led the Mariners in scoring with 8 points.
The 36-18 defeat, drops Rocky Hill to 3-11 overall (2-10 NEPSAC).
Rocky Hill will recognize its senior class on Friday, February 16th at 5:00PM when it hosts The Dublin School (Dublin, NH) at 5PM.