The Mariners Weekend Continues at The Storm King Tip-Off Tournament in NY! The Team Continues to Strengthen.
GAME #1: RHCD 58, Storm King 71
Parker Mason – 29 Points, 11 Rebounds
The Mariners had to wash the first loss off for a quick turnaround to play the following day, in New York in the Storm King Tip-off. The Mariners played the host team NEPSAC Class C Storm King, who has been to three straight Class C New England Tournament final fours. The Mariners played a great first half executing on offense and having great team energy. With the Mariners first half efforts and teamwork, they went into the break trailing 35-34 at the half. In the second half the team was a half step slow, getting beat to loose balls, and giving up several offensive rebounds was the difference maker allowing Storm King to pull away for the 71-58 victory. Parker Mason (PORTSMOUTH, RI) highlighted this gaming scoring 29 pts & 11rebs, along with Denzel Corriea (WARWICK, RI) helped chipped in with 15pts!
GAME #2: RHCD 72, Springfield Commonwealth 64
Amier Gomes – 23 points – All Tournament Selection
Max Lehouiller – 18 points
Sunday’s consolation game was against Springfield Commonwealth. Commonwealth came into the game with great height and length. The Mariners countered by using speed. The Mariners were able to jump on Commonwealth early forcing turnovers and getting out on the break for easy scores. The Mariners lead at the half 39-21. Second half wasn’t as strong as the first Mariners were on the run still, but took a step back defensively allowing second chance points and uncontested 3pt shots to let Commonwealth back into the game. Ameir Gomes (PROVIDENCE, RI) was able to have a strong second half along with Max Louhillier (SAUNDERSTOWN, RI) to help the Mariners hold on to a 72-64 victory. Ameir Gomes finished the game with 23pts and walked away with All Tournament Team honors. Max Louhillier had his best game in a Mariner uniform finishing the game with a career best 18pts . Max was able to knock down shots rebound and defend at a high level.
Mariners finished a gauntlet of a weekend 1-2 with there heads held high against great competition. This weekend of games, will help the Mariners later on in the season. The team is playing well in moments and you can see what can be with this team in the future to come.