Trying to bounce back from a tough Friday night game the Mariners made their way to CCRI shootout to take on RIIL top division 2 team led by Tyler Kolek, the Cumberland clippers. Despite holding him to 7 at half time Kolek broke out in the second half finishing with 34 points and the win. Mariners again cut a double digit deficit to 2 with under 2 minutes remaining but couldn’t find the bottom of the net to get over the hump. Breakout performances from Kobe Polley and Mohammad Danmola kept the mariners alive as long as they could.
Friday nights loss snapped an 11 game win streak for the Mariners who were looking for the clean sweep of the seasons 3 matchups versus the Springfield Commonwealth Tornadoes. After a slow start Rocky Hill cut the lead to two within the final 1:30 of regulation. A couple of costly turnovers gave Commonwealth back the ball where they took full advantage stretching their lead. Steven Lora led all scorers with 25 points.
The Girls A team lost a tough one to Moses Brown 20 to 14. It was a difficult game due to numbers, however, the offense and defense continues to improve. Kristina Greim was leading scorer with 6 points. Kaeley Zito added 5 points and 2 assists. While Charlotte Boss finished with 3 points and 7 rebounds.
Another tough loss to another hot shooting team from Pilgrim HS. Dylan Lehouiller again was the outstanding contributor for the team with help in the score column from Dante Garcia and Peter Chen. The team continues to search for some offense and will need to score more points to help guarantee another victory as the season winds down.
Rocky Hill gave their best effort with only 6 players in contrast to a larger Moses Brown squad. It was a very physical game with the Mariners having to fight especially hard to rebound against MB’s significant height advantage. The girls played a very aggressive zone defense and press that netted a total of 14 steals, with every player contributing to that statistic. It also kept the score close finishing 4 points to 6 in the first half and put Rocky Hill briefly in the lead in the second half. Katie Keraschsky was the top scorer with 4 points and Skye Connell was the top re-bounder with 5.
Player Points Rebounds Blocks Steals Assists
Hannah Boss 1
Sydney Boss 2 2 1 2
Skye Connell 5 2 1
Alexis Cote 1 1 1
Abbey Grandin NA Absent
Kristina Greim NA
Katie Kerachsky 4 5
Franny McCaughey 2 1 3
Orabel Piccolli NA Injured
Lilly Liebermensch NA Injured
Team total 8 8 2 14 1
Mariners took on Williams school for the second game of the week. Rocky Hill came out on top in the Sene matchup 108-49. Steven Lora had a triple double 18 points 10 rebounds 10 assists. Jayjuan Hayes added a double double of his own 33 points and 10 steals. Great effort by all.
East Greenwich, RI – The Rocky Hill Girls Basketball program went on the road and upended Eagle Hill School 32-30 to earn its first road win and NEPSAC win of the season.
Rocky Hill (2-8 overall, 1-7 NEPSAC) got the scoring started with an Andrea White (West Warwick, RI) jump shot in the opening minute. After the teams traded buckets, Rocky Hill found itself down 10-4 with 12 minutes to go in the first half. White then converted an “and one” opportunity at the rim and Freshman Jordan Lanowy (Newport, RI) chipped in three points of her own to give RHS a slim 17-16 halftime lead.
It was a lead RHS would never relinquish, although Eagle Hill would tie the score up one more time in the second half.
White continued her scoring barrage, as she had a game-high and season-high 24 points to carry the Lady Mariners offensive load.
Freshman Taylor Cote (Warwick, RI) and senior Katlyn Conforti (Warwick, RI) also notched points in the tightly contested affair which RHS pulled out.
“Andrea certainly came out aggressive and we did a nice job being patient on offense, reversing the ball and got great looks instead of good looks. Luckily for us, Andrea was on today and we did just enough defensively to stop their inside game and were really good in the end of game foul scenario in the final minutes,” noted Head Coach Bert DeSalvo.
Rocky Hill faces The Bancroft School at home on Friday, February 2nd for a 4:30PM contest.
Mariners took on Macduffie at home to start the week off. Huge contributions from role players led to a big margin of victory for the mariners. Mo Danmola had 8 points and 10 rebounds plus 3 assists. Kobe Polley added 8 of his own to go along with 9 rebounds. Steven Lora led all scorers, 26 points 7 rebounds, 5 assists 3 steals. And Jayjuan Hayes added a double double 16 points 11 assists and 7 steals. Great well rounded effort. Mariners win 88-49.
Rocky Hill School B team came away with another victory in a close scoring match-up against Saint Michaels. Ben Lawson hit the game winning 2 pointer with 5.8 seconds left in regulation. Josh Bowater sealed the game with the game clinching steal that allowed Rocky Hill to run the clock out and secure a 3-1 record on the season.
20 – 44 Loss
Once again, the offense failed to produce the points that were needed to stay competitive versus a hot shooting team from St. Andrews. Without our leading scorer, the load was distributed equally among 5 players. Jeremiah Malone had a breakout performance notching his personal best point total. Overall the squad looked a bit tired and lethargic from a long week of academics and three games.
We will look to get back to winning games next week.