Red Raider Gymnasts Top Case To Remain Unbeaten
By: Tom Moran Jr.
The Barnstable High gymnastics took another step toward an undefeated regular season by cruising past longtime rival Case 141.55-136.2 at Gymport in Yarmouth on Tuesday.
In running their season’s mark to 6-0, the Red Raiders were again led by their senior captains, Britt Morris and Kara Campbell with Morris taking all-around honors with her score of 36.4 while Campbell came through with a personal best score of 8.9 in the floor exercises as well as strong performances on the bars and on the beam.
The Red Raiders had just too much depth for the Cardinals to contend with as the home team also got outstanding performances from Ashley Barattini, JoJo Leveroni, Jasmine Opie, Erin O’Connell and Jackie Hanson.
For Morris, who took first in the vault, bars and floor exercises, this was her best meet of the season to date, racking up a 9.3 on the vault, a 9.15 on the bars, an 8.6 on the beam and a meet-best score of 9.35 in the floor exercises.
Campbell earned an 8.7 on the bars and an 8.3 on the beam before delivering an 8.9 with her floor routine.
The Cardinals, who lost one of the state’s best gymnasts to graduation last June, had no answers for the Red Raiders as Barattini helped extend her team’s lead with an 8.95 on the bars, a first-place score of 8.7 on the beam and a floor routine that earned a 9.1.
The Red Raiders also got standout efforts from Leveroni, who took second in the floor exercises with a 9.25, Opie, who was fourth on the vault (8.7), fourth on the bars (8.55) and fourth on the beam (8.6) and O’Connell, who took third place in the vault (8.9).
Red Raiders – 136.3, Nantucket – 87.6
The Red Raiders made the long boat ride worth the trip by downing the host Whalers last Saturday.
Morris took all-around honors with her combined score of 35.1, posting the top scores in the vault (9.4), bars (8.8) and floor exercises (8.6) as well as an 8.3 on the beam.
Leveroni also had a good meet, finishing second in the vault (8.4), third on the bars (8.5) and on the beam (8.4) as well as matching Morris with an 8.6 in the floor exercises.
Barattini won the only event that Morris didn’t, earning a meet-best 9.0 on the beam, and also came through with a second-place finish on the bars (8.6).
The Red Raiders also got scoring finishes from Campbell, 2nd on the beam, 8.8, and 3rd on the vault, 8.2; O’Connell, 4th on the vault, 7.8, and 3rd in the floor exercises, 8.3; and Opie, 4th on the bars, 8.4, and in the floor exercises, 8.2.
In addition, the Red Raiders got strong performances from Jackie Hanson on the vault (7.3), from Amelia Wood on the beam (7.2) and from Tyler Arrington (8.0) and Marisa Bizinkauskas (7.7) in the floor exercises.
Red Raiders – 135.8. Carver – 125.55
The Red Raiders bested the Crusaders for the second time in less than a week with the home win last Friday.
Leveroni got the Red Raiders off to a good start with her first-place score of 9.1 on the vault and teammates O’Connell (8.9), Morris (8.8) and Hanson (8.45) did their part to complete the BHS sweep.
Morris topped the field on the bars with her score of 9.05 with Barattini (8.6), Leveroni (8.1) and Campbell (7.9) rounding out the BHS scoring.
Barattini (8.3) finished second on the beam while Morris (8.1) took third with Campbell (8.0) and Leveroni (7.4) completing the BHS scoring.
Leveroni then came through with a first-place finish in the floor exercises with her 9.1 with Campbell, 8.8; O’Connell, 8.65; and Morris, 8.55; completing the BHS scoring.
Barnstable also got nice efforts from Liz Brady, 8.35, and Brittany Joyal, 7.4, in the floor exercises.
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