Hard Fought SENE Semifinal Loss
The lady Mariners fell behind in the first half. They took many shots, however, few fell for points. In the second half, the play was much more in RHS favor. However, the hole they dug in the first half was not surmountable.
“Although we didn’t get the outcome we wanted tonight I am very proud of this team. These young ladies surprised me, the SENE and the whole Rocky Hill community with the success we had. We learned a lot this year, not only about basketball but about true effort, pride and resiliency! I am thrilled with where we are taking this program! Great students, great parents and a great administration are this programs backbone!” said coach Tobey
Time to prep for next year!
History Repeats Itself in Battle v Gordon
- RHS 10 and Gordon 46
- Boden Dair 4pts; BJ Kerachsky 4pts
The middle school boys B team hosted Gordon on Valentines Day feeling great after their first win. The boys lost to Gordon the first game of their season 7 to 34 so they were eager for another shot. They kept it close for the first 8 minutes of the game only down 10-4 but Gordon’s number 7 took over and scored 10 points before the half ended. Although they lost 46 to 10, the boys looked tremendously more composed and organized than the first game against Gordon. As always the Mariners played great defense with James Tillinghast and Dudley Samponaro recording 3 steals each. Biagio DeCenso and Massimo DeCenso held the paint down recording 7 and 4 rebounds respectively. BJ Kerachsky and Boden Dair were the teams leading scorers, both with 4 points.
Next week the boys have their last game of the season against Times Two Academy.
B Team Gets its First Win!
- RHS 23 and BCA 21
- Boden Dair 6pts; BJ Kerachsky 8pts
The boys grabbed their first victory of the season in a close one against Barrington Christian Academy. The boys B team has played great defense throughout the season and tonight was no different. With the team missing their seventh graders due to a field trip, the sixth grade boys had to step up and they did in a big way. James Tillinghast was the heart of the team recording 10 steals, 3 points, and 3 assist. The offense was lead by Boden Dair and BJ Kerachsky who had 6 and 8 points respectively. Boden also had the play of the game with a James-Harden-like step back three. The game came down to the wire and the boys held onto their lead to secure their first win.
Next week the boys host Gordon and look to start a winning streak.
MS A Team Calls Up Some B Team Players for Game
The Rocky Hill boys middle school basketball A-Team had a chance to meet the incoming sixth graders for next year. The A-Team introduced themselves and said something that they have learned and what their favorite memories are throughout their years of being on both A and B squads. We showed them our game day warm-up at first and then we showed them our workout before getting water. Then we split up into even teams and played a little round robin scrimmage. To finish off we played a quick game of knockout. Overall the boys were able to show the incoming sixth graders how practices run and that they have enjoyed their time on both A and B teams.
Boys’ Show Great Resiliency and Pride in Home Game vs Gordon
- RHS 35 and Gordon 45
- Derek Block 12pts, Hadley Martinez 8pts
The Rocky Hill boys middle school basketball A-Team hosted Gordon for the second time this season. In the first half the boys scored 19 points and 16 in the second. Will Haney had a great two pointer and hit one from the free throw line. Will also had a handful of clutch rebounds. Ben Lawson also stepped up with his season best six points and a great block and few important rebounds. Alex Lehouiller finished the day with a steal, a block, and six points. Andrew Corsi had a great block and played solid defense. Hadley Martinez and Derek Block were our leading scorers for the day. Hadley finished with eight points and Derek with twelve. Unfortunately the boys were not able to hold on and lost 45-35. This was a great improvement from their first clash with Gordon.
Girl’s Middle School – Fifth game of the season!
Skye O’Connell had six points! She really has been a strong player under the hoop. Our 8th graders did a great job leading the younger players who had significant playing time this game. Although Gordon was physically stronger we played with great strength and perseverance. For those that were afraid due to size they stepped up and played great defense!