Success in Season Opener!
- RHS 33, St. Andrews 30
- Dante Garcia 12pts, Davis Lee 8pts
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.
Boys JV Suffer a Tough Road Loss
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.
Full Team Victory
- RHS 49, RISD 18
- Dante Garcia & Davis Lee 11pts each
Nine players contributed points on the offensive end, and the team played solid defense against an undermanned RISD team. Dante Garcia and Davis Lee lead all scorers with 11 points apiece.
Boys JV Home Opener!
The JV team played by far their best game in the past two years with an outstanding effort on both ends of the floor. Unfortunately, in the second half, the Chancellors got hot from the outside and the Mariners couldn’t buy a basket. Eight different players scored and the coaching staff was extremely proud of the effort and play of the team!
Boys JV plays Portsmouth Abbey JV next week.
Lady Mariners Get to 4-0 in League Play!
The girls varsity basketball team continues to find ways to beat league opponents. Hard non-league battles seem to have made them stronger and more confident.
“I wasn’t happy with how we started the game, we were sluggish and it showed in ever phase of the game. We didn’t have any tempo or flow on offense. In the second half the girls adjusted and played well, especially on the defensive end; we turned Eagle Hill over and managed some easy baskets in transition. We are best when we are getting lay-ups off of steals or run outs from a defensive rebound.”
Next week, the Mariners will face Macduffie.
B Team Season Has Begun!
- RHS 7, Gordon 34
- Dudley Samponaro 4 points
The boys B team played hard and played overall great defense. Dudley Samponaro was the teams leading scorer with 4 points coming from a layup and 2 free throws. Boden Dair had a nice mid-range jump shot from the short corner for 2 points. BJ Kerachsky and Cole Brown handled the ball well on offense and played great back-court defense, both recording four steals. Jae Park and Massimo Decenso had the paint locked down, having 2 and 1 blocks respectively. Joshua Bowater left it all out on the court and recorded 5 rebounds and 2 steals.
Next week, the boys will travel to Nativity Prep on Thursday!
Girl’s Middle School – Opening game of the season!
Franny McCaughley, Katie, and Hannah Boss were aggressive on the defensive end and helped run the offense. It was great to see Lexi Cote, Skye, and Sydney Boss solid in the paint against their larger players from Gordon. Since it was our first game, the sixth graders were introduced to a truly fast paced game. We did see solid rebounding from CeCe Tamburini and Jillian Pogachar.
Next week, the girl’s will face Community Prep at home on Tuesday!
Opening game of the season!
- RHS 25, Gordon 61
- Derick Block 10 points and 3 blocks; Hadley Martinez 7 points
Derick Block and Hadley Martinez both were a serious threat down-low with multiple rebounds and points inside and outside of the offensive paint. Alex Lehouiller, Brennan Hill and Colin Zito worked the ball quickly on offense and played ferociously on defense with a handful of steals. Alex had 2 points from the field and 2 completed shots from the foul line. Ben Lawson had 2 points, 2 blocks and a rebound. Brennan had 2 steals and a block. Colin had an assist and 2 rebounds.
Next week, the boys will face Community Prep at home on Tuesday!
Mariners Remain Undefeated in the SENE
- RHS 71, PCD 36
- Tedrick Wilcox 20 points; Steven Lora 16 points; Jay-Juan Hayes 17 points; BJ Jenkins 14 points
At halftime, the game could have gone either way, with Rocky Hill Boys Basketball on top of PCD by only 13 points. However, the Mariners hit the second half running, scoring 18 unanswered points early in the half to secure a big win in a SENE league match-up. Strong defense and hustle by junior Kobe Polley and senior Steven Lora were critical to the win.
Boys Basketball has a long week, with games on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
After Slow Start, Mariners Take Control of League Game
Rocky Hill Girls Basketball continues their climb to the top of the SENE with a win over Providence Country Day. In a very defensive first half, both sides were forcing turnovers and running the tempo. After halftime, the Mariners responded with offensive dominance, creating several opportunities to drive inside and execute plays.
“PCD is a great team and is well-coached,” said Coach Tobey. “If it wasn’t for the first seven minutes of the second half when we scored several unanswered baskets, it could have been a totally different game.”