2/24/24 – MS Boys Basketball @ Wheeler Tournament

Photo Credit Kealen Ives

Mariners Finish Off Season Strong at Wheeler Tournament

The Mariners finished off their season at the Wheeler Tournament. The boys played well and should be proud of their performance against some to notch competition.

Though we did not win the tournament, strong performances were had by Cooper Prescott ’30 (Warwick, RI) and Colin Delprete ’28 (Warwick, RI). All players contributed in the multiple games played.

We are looking forward to seeing what the team can do next year!

2/20/24 – MS Boys Basketball Vs. St. Michaels Country Day

Mariners Lead Early but Fall to Resilient SMCD Team

ROCKY HILL – 31, ST MICHAELS – 44

On February 20th, we took on a well coach SMDC team. In our first 25 minute scrimmage we were able to pull out a victory behind strong contributions from Theo Weiner ’30 (East Greenwich, RI) and Tobey Rishworth ’28 (North Kingstown, RI). Harrison Lax ’29 (Hope, RI), Jamison Lax (Hope, RI), and Cooper Prescott ’30 (Warwick, RI) led us emotionally and helped keep it close. We were able to pull out a 27-24 victory in the first half.

In the second half, we were able to play our younger players. We lost the second half 4-20.

The Mariners are looking forward to the end of season MS tournament this Saturday at Wheeler!

2/6/24 – MS Boys Basketball vs. “Round Robin” (PCD & Wheeler)

Mariners Earn a Victory and Take a Loss in Round Robin with Warriors and Knights

ROCKY HILL – 16, PCD – 32
ROCKY HILL – 25, WHEELER – 14

In our first match up of the tournament we played a well coached PCD squad. They got out to a 26-2 lead early in the game. The mariners got strong guard play from Cooper Prescott ’30 (Warwick, RI) and Theo Weiner ’30 (East Greenwich, RI). Along with rebounding, and scoring presence in the paint from Ezra Tolosa ’28 (Warwick, RI), and Colin DelPrete ’28 (Warwick, RI); The mariners were able to finish the game with a more respectable, 32-16 final score.

In the second contest of the night, our mariners took on Wheeler. We fell behind 10-3 early, but were able to turn it around in the second half of the game. Toby Rishworth ’28 (North Kingstown, RI), Prescott, and Weiner led the way.

Both games were very competitive. We will be back in action on February 20th!

1/9/24 – MS Boys Basketball “Round Robin” Vs Meadowbrook & UCAP

Photo Credit Dawn Temple

Mariners Go 1-1 in First “Round Robin” of the Year

ROCKY HILL – 10, UCAP – 64
ROCKY HILL – 24, MEADOWBROOK – 22 (OT)

In our first middle school matchup against UCAP, the Mariners found themselves outmatched for most of the 25 minute scrimmage. The highlights of the game came on Ezra Tolosa ’28 (Warwick, RI) made a foul shot attempt and Jonny Bioteau ’30 (South Kingstown, RI) made 3 point field goal. The final score was 60-10.

In our second matchup against Meadowbrook, we played a more evenly matched opponent, the game was entertaining and very competitive. Harrison Lax ’29 (Hope, RI) and Cooper Prescott ’30 (Warwick, RI) set the tone for us on the offensive end. While Jamison Lax ’29 (Hope, RI), Tobey Rishworth ’28 (North Kingstown, RI), and Colin Delprete ’28 (Warwick, RI) played tremendous defense and rebounded with great enthusiasm. Our Mariners were able to pull out a 26-24 Overtime victory to cap off the Tri-team scrimmage/tournament.

2/27/23 – MS Boys A Basketball vs MS Basketball Tournament

Mariners Show Growth in Season Finally MS Basketball Tournament

Land of Fires Tournament:
ROCKY HILL – 37, BLACKSTONE VALLEY PREP 48
ROCKY HILL – 37, PAULCUFFEE/TIMES2 59

The Mariners faced the toughest competition of the year so far, with Community Prep, Blackstone Valley Prep, and Paul Coffee all falling on our side of the bracket. In the first game, RHCD fell to BVP 48-37. Playing from behind for most of the game, the opponent was able to pull away at the end with players from the end of their bench able to contribute to the final. Brothers Jamison and Harrison Lax ’29 (Hope, RI) led the team in scoring with a combined 20 points.

In the second game, the Mariners fell to Paul Coffee 59-37. The game was much closer throughout than the final score indicates, with the opponent pulling away quickly in the final minutes. The Lax brothers led the team in scoring again with 20 points combined, followed by Jack Zito ’27 (Charlestown, RI) with 15 points for himself.

Though this wasn’t the way the players had hoped to end the season, there were definitely small victories each player can take away in an effort to improve for next year.

2/14/23 – MS Boys A Basketball @ St. Andrew’s

The Mariners Fight Hard in Second Meeting with Saints but Fall to Strong St. Andrew’s Squad

ROCKY HILL – 35, ST ANDREWS – 53

The Mariners traveled to St. Andrew’s for the second leg of our season’s home and away contest. Always a formidable opponent, Rocky Hill hung in for the first half of the game before the Saints pulled away in the second to secure the victory. Jamison Lax ’29 (Hope, RI) led the team in scoring with 16 points, followed by Jack Zito ’27 (Charlestown, RI) scoring 8 points.

With this being the last game of the regular season, the boys are looking forward to the Land of Fires Tournament just around the corner.

2/11/23 – MS Boys A Basketball @ Block Island

Shorthanded Mariners Suffer Loss to Tough Hurricanes Team

ROCKY HILL – 18, BLOCK ISLAND – 30

The Mariners boarded the ferry to head off shore for our annual contest against Block Island on Saturday. It is said that the ferry trip gives the ‘Canes the best home court advantage in the state, though in this game the only advantage evident was the pair of 6+ footers on BI who dominated the boards and made the day tough for our shooters to penetrate anywhere south of the 3-point line.

Jack Zito ’27 (Charlestown, RI) had a good game, leading the team with 11 points. Kai Wheeler ’27 (Saunderstown, RI) and Patrick O’hara ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) added to the score sheet as well. On a tough day with limited players taking the trip, everyone stepped up and played hard.

2/9/23 – MS Boys A Basketball @ Wheeler

Mariners Pull Out a Tough Fought Victory Over Warriors

ROCKY HILL – 40, WHEELER B1 39

The Mariners snapped a three game losing streak on the road against a tough opponent in Wheeler. They were able to go into the half with a small lead, and held onto it until the end to pull out the 1-point victory.

Harrison Lax ’29 (Hope, RI) led the team in scoring with 20 points, with Jack Zito ’27 (Charlestown, RI) and Patrick O’Hara ’27 (East Greenwich, RI) cleaning up the boards and leading the team in rebounds. Everyone is feeling good about the win and are looking forward to the team’s annual trip out to Block Island for a game on Saturday.

1/31/23 – MS Boys A Basketball vs. PCD A

Mariners Come Up Short in Battle with Knights

ROCKY HILL – 25, PCD – 33

PCD came to us this time for the second meeting of the season. The Mariners had their worst loss of the season when they last met, and though we had another losing result this time around the team played much better and the game was close. The defense played strong and held PCD to just 33 points, with strong play from Jack Zito ’27 (Charlestown, RI) and Tobey Rishworth ’28 (North Kingstown, RI) down low playing out of their normal positions. Jack also had a strong effort on the offensive side of the ball with 11 points. For the second game in a row, Harrison Lax ’29 (Hope, RI) led the team in scoring 12 points.

The boys hope to get in the win column this week , though they will be facing a couple tough teams with games against both Wheeler and Block Island.

1/27/23 – MS Boys A Basketball @ St. Michael’s Country Day

Mariners Find Their Stride in Victory Over SMCD

ROCKY HILL – 49, ST. MICHAELS – 30

The Mariners rebounded after a tough loss last week with a win against SMCD. Though the opponent played tough and were only down 6 points at the half, they couldn’t keep up in the second half as the Mariners pulled away.

Led by Weston Price’s ’27 (Saunderstown, RI) return to the team after an injury and Harrison Lax ’29 (Hope, RI) leading the team with 16 points, the outcome was never in doubt as the game progressed.