The dream season for the the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys’ basketball came to end earlier today, as the Vineyarders lost a hard-fought and high-scoring thriller at Wareham by a final score of 92-75 in the second round of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Assocation tournament.

With the loss, the Vineyarders finish the season with a stellar record of 16-4; earlier this week they defeated Rockland at home in the first round of the tournament.

Saturday’s game against the Vikings was played in front of a jam-packed, and at times hostile, home crowd.

Although the Vineyarders jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, and held leads in the second and third quarters, they couldn’t hold the advantage over the Vikings, who had a great shooting game both from the field and at the free throw line. The Vikings were paced by junior forward Jules Tavares, who had 20 points, and Jordan Rezendes, who had 18.

The Vineyarders were paced by Steven Handy, who had a game-high 28 points, and Randall Jette, who had 18.

Full coverage will appear in Friday’s edition of the Gazette.