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.
Full Team Effort in Huge SENE Win for Boys Basketball
- RHS 103, Williams 22
- Tedrick Wilcox 18 points; Steven Lora 25 points
Every Mariner got in on the action on Friday in a huge league win over Williams School. Rocky Hill controlled the tempo of the game from the first whistle, forcing turnovers and creating offensive opportunities throughout the game. Notable contributions from the bench included BJ Jenkins with 15 points and 4 steals and Max Lehouiller grabbing 11 boards with 4 assists and 3 steals. Sophomore Dylan Lehouiller grabbed his first five points of the Varsity season.
“This is a great start to 2019 for our team,” said Coach Mahmoud. “Looking forward to continuing in league play.”
Rocky Hill Boys Basketball Takes Second in 14th Annual Mariner Classic Tournament
- Broome Street Academy 73, RHS 60
- RHS 102, Springfield Commonwealth 75
The Mariners had mixed results in the 14th Annual Mariner Classic, dropping their first game to visiting Broome Street Academy (NY) and setting off an offensive explosion against Springfield Commonwealth. Though Rocky Hill struggled to get into a groove in their first game versus Broome Street, they still hustled and played a physical game.
Senior Tedrick Wilcox took All-Tournament honors for Rocky Hill School with a whopping 68 points on the weekend. Seniors Mo Danmola and Steven Lora shined against SCA and Sophomore BJ Jenkins stepped up as the Mariners’ primary ball-handler.
“We are going into winter break feeling pretty good,” said Coach Mahmoud. “We’ve played some tough teams that have exposed some weaknesses that we needed to correct before we get into our major NEPSAC games.”
Mariners Fall to Hyde in Pioneer Valley Tip Off Tournament
In a tough defensive match-up, Rocky Hill School fell to Hyde School, which is a NEPSAC Class C opponent. Senior Tedrick Wilcox put in a great effort, but ultimately it was not enough for the Mariners, who had faced a tough road game two days before.
“All of these early games are great learning experiences and exposure for our guys,” said Coach Mahmoud. “By the time the conference comes around, we will be ready for any opponent.”
Boys Basketball has a full week of practice before hosting their 14th Annual Mariner Classic Tournament next weekend.
Mariners Have Strong Showing Against Top Brewster Prep
- Brewster 97, RHS 63
- Steven Lora led RHS with 27 points
Rocky Hill School Boys Basketball took a long trip to visit Brewster Academy for the chance to play their Prep team, which is one of the top basketball programs in the country. Though they didn’t walk away with a win, they were able to compete at a high level. Steven Lora led the charge with 27 points including three 3pt shots, 5 assists, and 3 steals. Tedrick Wilcox added 14 points and 8 rebounds. Danmola and Hayes chipped in with 9 and 8 points, respectively.
“Overall, it was a valiant effort from the Mariners who worked until the very end, showing no fear against some of the nation’s best talent,” said Coach Mahmoud.
Rocky Hill heads to the Pioneer Valley Tip Off Tournament on Sunday.
Rocky Hill Displays Strength in St. Andrews Victory
- RHS 75, SAS 54
- Freshman Gavin Jenkins scored his first points as a Mariner
Boys Varsity Basketball added another in the win column in a SENE league match-up against St. Andrews School. The Mariners dominated possession and displayed a deep bench with deadly scoring potential. Seniors Steven Lora and Tedrick Wilcox combined for 31 points, with Kobe Polley adding 14 of his own.
“Despite a slow start, we got rolling,” said Coach Mahmoud. “Solid bench play helped ease the workload and allowed us to keep a consistent high velocity of pace of play.”
The Mariners face Brewster Academy on the road on Friday.
Mariners Win Hard Fought Game over Southwest Academy
- RHS 57, Southwest 56
- Senior Steven Lora led the team with 21 total points, including 5 three pointers.
In their season opener versus Southwest Academy, which is a basketball academy from Canada, Rocky Hill narrowly escaped with a one-point win. This game was a part of the Zero Gravity Showcase, which brings top programs from across the United States, as well as other countries. Great poise down the stretch and execution allowed the Mariners to ultimately pull out the win in a well-matched contest.
“This is a strong indicator of many good things to come this season,” said Coach Mahmoud.
The team hosts St. Andrews in a conference match-up on Wednesday.
In the NEPSAC finals the mariners led by 1 with 1:26 remaining. A quick bucket off an inbound gave NYMA the lead back. Back to back turnovers from the mariners allowed nyma to get up 3 points and ultimately seal the game on the foul line. Steven Lora led with 16 points and 3 steals. Great season for the Mariners!
In the NEPSAC semi finals mariners came up with a big win to advance. Taking on a talented Watkinson team Tedrick Wilcox led the charge with 44 points and 13 rebounds. Steven Lora added 36 of his own on 7 made 3 pointers. Steven hit 5 in a row during the second half to stop a rally and close the door on Watkinson 104-75.
Rocky Hill School took on Dublin to open up the first round of NEPSAC tournament play. The mariners took a commanding lead scoring 59 points in the first half. Tedrick Wilcox continues to lead with his scoring 35 points 6 rebounds and 6 steals. Steven Lora chipped in 19 and 6 rebounds 5 assists and 3 steals. Jayjuan Hayes had nearly a triple double with 12 points 14 assists and 9 steals. Kobe Polley rounded out the field with 14 of his own a season high for him. Great job boys semi finals Saturday 1pm bs Watkinson in sharpe gymnasium.