It may not yet qualify as a dynasty, but the boys’ basketball team has clinched their third Eastern Athletic Conference title in as many years. The Vineyarders defeated Bishop Stang 61-47 Wednesday in the last league game of the season, finishing with a 7-1 record in the conference. The team’s lone loss came at the hands of title contender Bishop Feehan, which lost to Somerset by three points earlier in the week to finish their season 6-2 and allow the Vineyard to hold onto the prize.

The Vineyard has an overall season record of 14-1, with five games remaining before the postseason.

“I think it’s a testament to how hard the kids have been working,” head coach Mike Joyce told the Gazette. “You can see it in the way they play.”

Junior Jack Roberts led the Vineyard scoring against Bishop Stang with 17 points. Senior Charlie Everett had 13 points and six rebounds, while junior Izak Browne scored 10 points. Senior captain Peter Keaney scored seven points with five rebounds and four steals.

On Friday, the boys took down Coyle-Cassidy 99-67, with Everett landing 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Junior Brandon Watkins scored 12 points, with Roberts nabbing nine. Keaney and fellow seniors Delmont Araujo and Carlos Guzman each scored eight points, as did junior Will Fielding.

The boys take on visiting O’Bryant tomorrow at 12:30 p.m., and travel to Bourne on Thursday.

Girls’ Basketball

The Vineyarders picked up their first EAC victory on Tuesday, capitalizing on a 25-22 halftime lead to defeat visiting Bishop Stang 45-40. Sophomore Jennie Lindland scored 19 points.

The team is now 8-6 overall, splitting Tuesday’s win with a 57-33 loss to Coyle-Cassidy last Friday. Scores from Thursday’s league game against Bishop Feehan were unavailable at press time.

The girls are home today, playing Sabis International Charter School at 5:30 p.m. They will take on visiting Chatham on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Boys’ Hockey

Playing in their last league game of the regular season, the boys picked up a 7-1 win over visiting Somerset on Saturday. The team is 6-2 in the EAC and 12-4 overall.

The Vineyarders came out strong, scoring three goals in the first period and four in the second. Five goals were scored on power plays, with senior Tyler Araujo and junior Kyp Cooperrider notching one each and senior Colby Gouldrup landing a hat trick. Junior Brian Hurley found the net on an assist from sophomore Tyson Araujo; sophomore Sam Burke also contributed a score.

The boys travel to Nantucket Saturday.

Girls’ Hockey

The Vineyarders move to an 8-5 season record after defeating visiting Whitman-Hanson 7-2 on Saturday. Senior captain Celia Mercier scored twice—with the goals coming just seconds apart from one another in the second period—and turned in two assists. Junior Kassidy Bettencourt had two goals, while freshman Sydney Davies and senior Maggie Johnson each scored once. Sophomore Emily Hammett scored her first goal of the season in the third period.

The girls kick off a busy week of play with a Saturday rematch against league-leading Sciutate, whom the Vineyarders took to a close 2-1 loss last month. They travel to Latin Academy on Monday and will visit Falmouth at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.