Lady Mariners Lose a Tough Up-Game to Bancroft on Senior Night
RHS 30, Bancroft 50
The Mariners kept up with Class D Bancroft for most of the second half. The first half, however was a struggle as the girls came out a bit flat.
“Tonight we played a quality opponent and our inexperience and youth showed. When we aren’t scoring we still need to defend at a high level and we just didn’t play focused on the defensive end of the floor and the game got away from us after half time.” said coach Tobey
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
Lady Mariners Finish Out SENE League Play With a Win
RHS 36, Eagle Hill 22
Another game, another win for the lady Mariners. They again worked well as a team in transition and the balls are starting to fall for them!
“This was a big week and the girls came through in a big way! A two win week against two great teams! The whole team played well but I can’t praise the defense of Charlotte Boss enough! She always guards the best player on the other team and without hesitation steps up to the challenge. The kid is a competitor and I’m so lucky to coach her.” said coach Tobey
Next game is the senior recognition game vs a tough Class D Bancroft School.
The lady Mariners continued their win streak against MacDuffie. This was MacDuffie’s first lost in SENE this season.
“I’m not sure where to start, first, the girls played a near perfect game! They were so focused and overcame the things that plagued us the first time against McDuffie. Tonight we had a total team effort on defense, it was the way our defense was meant to be built. I’m just so proud of our team. It’s hard to single out any one player but Ptolemy Tassone deserves a lot of praise for her leadership tonight! It was nice to see, and our seniors deserved this win.” said coach Tobey
Next game is another important SENEISAA match up v Eagle Hill School in Sharpe Gymnasium!
Lady Mariners Have a Strong Performance in Non-League Match
RHS 51, Grove 3
Coming off of a long week of practice, the Lady Mariners came out strong and were tough for the opponent to contest with. The defense really stepped it up holding Grove to a season low in points. On the offensive side, the girls put up more points then they have all season.
“Tonight the whole team got to play and contribute, it was really nice to see the girls each have little successes. Taylor and Charlotte were really good offensively. Taylor shot with confidence and it was really nice to see.” said coach Tobey
Next game is an important SENEISAA match up v MacDuffie School in Sharpe Gymnasium!
After defeating PCD at home a week ago, the lady Mariners traveled to PCD. This time, the PCD offense was more accurate then the RHS offense.
“We’ve had a problem lately with offensive togetherness and it shows when we can’t score. When you can’t score it’s deflating and then our ability to stop people decreases. We need to really focus in this week. ” said coach Tobey
Next game is another SENEISAA match up v Eagle Hill School in Sharpe Gymnasium!
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.”
After Slow Start, Mariners Take Control of League Game
RHS 31, PCD 19
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.”
The Mariners traveled to the Williams School today for a SENE league match-up. It was a battle of the defenses in a tight contest that saw many changes in possession. Freshmen Charlotte Boss, Kaeley Zito, and Paige Johnson all logged major minutes and have been gelling nicely.
“I’m happy with this week, coming off of break; 2-0 to start 2019! We need to learn to play with consistency in the areas we can control; we struggle with mental lapses sometimes but we are learning to re-group quickly as we continue to grow as a team,” commented Coach Tobey.