Second Shot Against a Strong Opponent Demonstrates Improvement
After losing to PSA by a large margin in December, the JV squad had circled this date as a “do or die” game on the schedule. With an all-hands-on deck mentality, the team played an inspired game against a superior team and cut the final margin from December in half. All members but one played and the coach gave high praise for the total team effort and commitment to playing our best game. As the season winds down, it is apparent that the team is playing its best basketball and hope to finish off the season with its final game on Tuesday 12th at 5:00 in Sharp Gymnasium.
Another Victory for Boys JV
- RHS 45, St. Andrews 35
- Gavin Jenkins – 21 pts
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.
Team Coming Together in Solid Effort
- RHS 28, Portsmouth Abbey 36
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.
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.
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.
With the help of several varsity bench players, the Mariner JV boys played and lost to the Varsity team from Blackstone Valley on Friday afternoon. The team played a solid game throughout and made a valiant run at the end to get within 6 points before the coaches emptied the bench. BJ Jenkins led the team in scoring, with Frank Yang adding to the point total and dominating the boards with 15 rebounds and stellar defense. Andrew Zito’s leadership, and Dylan Lehouiller’s steady ball handling were also instrumental in the team’s effort. We look forward to our final game on Wednesday, away, versus CATS Academy’s Varsity.
Finally an offensive explosion from the junior Mariners. Unfortunately the defense was riddled by an even more explosive P. Science Academy team. Our team managed to top its previous point total for the season. Dylan Lehouiller, Andrew Zito and Dante Garcia carried the load with contributions from Peter Chen, Esteban Wu, Perry Clark, Dax Tassone, and Jerimiah Malone. With two games remaining, we are hoping to end the season with a complete game effort on both ends of the floor.