Boys hockey and basketball teams both muscled their way to upset victories against Somerset Berkley and Archbishop Williams this week in the first round of the MIAA division three south sectional playoffs.

For the hockey team, freshman forward Liam Marek’s double overtime goal pushed the Vineyarders past fifth-seeded Somerset Berkley 3-2 Friday night at the Gallo Arena in Bourne. Meanwhile, the basketball team prevailed over Archbishop Williams 64-60 in front of a raucous crowd in Braintree Wednesday afternoon.

Boys hockey returns to Gallo for the second round Sunday against number four seed Dartmouth. The puck drops at 5:15 p.m.

The basketball team plays this afternoon in Rockland against number one seeded Rockland. The game begins at 4 p.m.

On ice Friday, the Vineyard boys were bigger and stronger and it was evident on the first score. With a man advantage, Hunter Meader slid a pass to Aiden Marek, who passed to Colby Zarba who scored, putting the Vineyard up by one.

Somerset evened the score in the second, and went up 2-1 with 12 minutes left in the contest. Then with less than eight minutes left to play, Meader evened the score. The game went to overtime. With both teams skating four on four, senior defensemen Kenny Hatt and Hoffie Hearn kept the Raiders attack at bay, forcing a second overtime period. Now skating three on three, halfway through the period Liam Marek took a pass from Cam Geary and found the net. Teammates poured onto the ice and mobbed the freshman forward with joy.

In basketball Wednesday, head coach Mike Joyce said his squad earned its victory against an evenly matched team with hard-nosed defense and success at the free throw line.

“The guys just played hard, that was one of our best defensive games, getting out on shooters, rebounding the ball, not giving them too many second chances,” Coach Joyce said.

Junior center Rammon Dos Santos led with 23 points. Senior captain Jared Regan scored 18 points in the second half, while junior shooting guard Aiden Rogers also contributed 16 points.

Coach Joyce said he expects stiff competition today.

“They’re very aggressive on offense. We just need to match their intensity and that’s the biggest thing,” he said.