Boy’s A Middle School With Their First Win of the Season!
RHS 28 and Community Prep 25
Brennan Hill – 9 points
The Rocky Hill boys middle school basketball A-Team hosted St. Michaels on Monday, January 28 2019. The boys scored first but St. Michaels battled back. Our boys ran a press for the first half and held St. Michaels to 13 points to our seven. At halftime we decided to change the game plan. We chose to run a box and one on their best player and abandon our press. This change proved to be a benefit and the boys battled back. The boys scored 21 points in the second and held St. Michaels to just twelve.
The game came down to the wire. St. Michaels had the lead and ball with under a minute left. The boys never gave up and were able to take the lead in the final seconds of the game. Hadley Martinez had six points from the field and two points from the foul line. Derek Block had six points as well and a crucial shot from the free throw line. Alex Lehouiller had two steals, two rebounds and two clutch points from the free throw line. Colin Zito had two points and played great defense on their best playing while running the box and one. Brennan Hill had eight points and a completed foul shot as well. The boys won their first game of the season and are now 1-2 overall. The final score was 28-25.
After defeating PCD at home a week ago, the lady Mariners traveled to PCD. This time, the PCD offense was more accurate then the RHS offense.
“We’ve had a problem lately with offensive togetherness and it shows when we can’t score. When you can’t score it’s deflating and then our ability to stop people decreases. We need to really focus in this week. ” said coach Tobey
Next game is another SENEISAA match up v Eagle Hill School in Sharpe Gymnasium!
The RHS JV squad evened its season record to 3 – 3 on Friday afternoon against the Saints in Barrington by posting a ten-point victory to sweep the season series. Gavin Jenkins scored a game high 21 point to lead another solid team effort on both ends of the floor. A total of eight different boys scored, which highlighted positive contributions by an impressive large number of players. Once again, the team exhibited excellent maturity, preparation, and support of each other, to earn high praise from the coach.
Boy’s A Middle School – Come up short in second game of the season
RHS 24 and Community Prep 43
Derek Block – 8 points, 2 rebounds and a steal & 50% from the foul line.
The Rocky Hill boys middle school basketball A-Team hosted Community Prep, Monday January 21st. Ben Lawson had a great three point play in the first half that fired everyone up. He was fouled while making his layup and completed his free throw. Ben also had two rebounds. Colin Zito had a rebound. Will Hogan had a rebound. Nate Lee had a rebound and made on of his foul shots. Andrew Hogan had a rebound and a steal. Andrew Corsi had a block. Derek Block had eight points, two rebounds and a steal. He was also 50% from the foul line. Brennan had two rebounds and two steals. Hadley Martinez had four points, three rebounds and a steal. Alex Lehouiller had four rebounds, two blocks, two steals, six total points with two from the foul line. Alex was also 50% from the free throw line. The boys had a slow start to the first half. They ran a box in one on CP best player and held him to ten points. The boys moved the ball well up top but were not as successful getting it down low for higher percentage shots. They came out much stronger in the second half and went on an eight point run. It was not enough however they never gave up. The final score was 24-43 Community Prep.
Next week, the boys will face St. Michael’s at home on Monday!
The team played a solid game Wednesday afternoon but fell short due to extremely poor shooting in the second half. Down by two at the half, constant effort on the defensive end kept the game close, but a lack of consistent offense was the Achilles Heel of the hometown squad.
Kristina Greim 6 points; Katie Kerachsky, Sydney Boss each with 2 points.
Franny McCaughley lead the team with steals and rebounds. Her aggressive play along with the leadership from Lexi Cote, Hannah Boss and Orabell Picolli helped keep the team in the game until the end. The younger players, were introduced to our full court pressure, that brought us into the game after halftime.
Next week, the girl’s will face St. Michael’s at home on Monday!
First game, good team win. Seven players scored, Dante Garcia with 12 and Davis Lee with 8. It’s been a while since we have beaten St Andrew’s JV squad. With a good defensive effort and a more confident offense, the team came back from a 5 point half-time deficit to win by 3.
After a long bus ride, the team played a terrible first half, responded after the break, but were soundly beaten by an very strong Putnam team. Nine players scored in a balanced attack that needed to be more aggressive on both offense and defense throughout the contest.