Saturday brought a mixed bag of results for Vineyard sports teams with the basketball squads splitting their matches against Bishop Feehan.
The girls’ squad suffered a narrow 78-70 loss in the Sancy Pachico Gym. Despite back and forth scoring, Feehan was able to overpower the Vineyard with its depth on the bench, head coach Lisa Stewart said. Seniors Jennie Lindland and Maggie Riseborough led the scoring with 22 points apiece. Coach Stewart described Lindland’s game as her best all-around showing of the entire season. Junior Kat deBettencourt notched 13 points. Feehan previously dealt the Vineyard one of its few early-season losses.
The boys’ team avenged their previous loss to Bishop Feehan with 54-46 away win using a balanced offensive attack and standout play from the defense. Senior captain Izak Browne led on both counts, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 of the team’s 28 total rebounds. Senior DeShawn James scored 9 points, and seniors Jack Roberts, Jahmari Thomas and Liam Weston each scored 8.
The boys’ hockey team took a 7-2 loss to rival Coyle and Cassidy for only its third loss of the season. They are now 10-3, and look to rebound on Wednesday in a home game against league opponent Bishop Stang. Goals were scored by senior Kyp Cooperrider and sophomore Andrew Wiley. The girls, playing on home ice, drew with Quincy/Northy Quincy, 3-3. Senior Kassidy Bettencourt and sophomores Aubrey Ashmun and Emily Hammett each scored for the Vineyard, with Ashmun notching the equalizer in the last two minutes of play.
Wednesday is another busy day for sports action. All teams except boys’ basketball are at home. The girls’ hockey team plays Bourne at 2:45 p.m., and swimming takes on Coyle and Cassidy at 3 p.m. Boys’ hockey takes on Bishop Stang and girls’ basketball takes on Somerset, both at 4:30 p.m.