The Sandwich girls' hockey team played well in all three phases of the game as the Knights earned the regular season sweep of Barnstable on Saturday, January 11.
The Knights scored two in the first period and added a goal in each of the following two frames to cruise by the Red Raiders, 4-1, at Gallo Ice Arena.
Junior forward Maura McIver netted the hat trick to lead the charge offensively for Sandwich, as she scored the team's final three goals of the game. Twenty-eight seconds into the action, Paige Hawkins opened the scoring for both teams, staking the Knights to a 1-0 advantage.
Barnstable got on the board in the second period on a tally from Polly Cahill, but the hosts still led, 3-1, after the Raiders' goal. Goaltender Sophia Visceglio was strong in net, turning aside 33-of-34 shots on goal, including stopping all 16 shots in the opening period.
Sandwich (6-3, 3-1 C&I) takes the boat to Martha's Vineyard on Wednesday, January 15, at 4:15 PM.
ORR/BMUA 5, Marshfield 1
A single player was involved in four goals for the Bulldogs in their Southeastern Massachusetts Girls Hockey League road matchup with the Rams on Saturday, January 11.
Isabelle Stone recorded a hat trick and assisted on a fourth goal, from Amanda Wheeler, as ORR/BMUA cruised to a 5-1 win against Marshfield at Hobomock Ice Arena in Pembroke.
ORR/BMUA (4-3-2, 3-1-1 SEMGHL) will travel to Martha’s Vineyard to take part in the Nan Rheault Tournament on Saturday, January 18, against Ursuline Academy in the opening round at 5 PM. The Bulldogs enter the tournament as the two-time defending tournament champions.
Barnstable 4, Sandwich 1
The second period was filled with some highs and lows for the Sandwich boys’ hockey team against Barnstable.
Senior captain Connor Durant tied the game at one apiece early in the second period in what would be the team’s only goal of the game. Sophomore Drew MacKinnon assisted on the Sandwich tally. But the Red Raiders scored three unanswered goals before the second intermission to reclaim the lead.
Barnstable was able to keep the Knights off the board in the third period to win, 4-1, on Saturday, January 11, at Hyannis Youth & Community Center. With the win, the Raiders earned the regular season sweep after a 5-2 win on December 31 at Gallo Ice Arena.
Sandwich (4-6, 1-2 C&I Atlantic) will take the boat to Nantucket on Tuesday, January 14 at 5:15 PM.
Bourne 5, ORR/Fairhaven 1
After back-to-back come-from-behind losses, the Bourne boys’ hockey team broke out in a big way on Saturday, January 11, against a South Coast Conference rival.
The scoring line of seniors Karsten Becker, Andrew Ariagno and Morgan Hopwood racked up four goals and five assists as the Canalmen routed Old Rochester/Fairhaven, 5-1, at Gallo Ice Arena. Becker finished the game with two goals, while Ariagno tallied up a goal and two assists and Hopwood had a goal and three assists.
But it was junior Matt Glennon who opened the scoring in the game. He scored via sophomore Tyler Evans and junior Owen Lapworth to take a 1-0 lead with 9:15 left in the first period. Later in the first, Ariagno gave his team a 2-0 lead when he finished off passes from Hopwood and classmate Connor McGuire with 2:40 before the first intermission.
Old Rochester/Fairhaven added a goal with 1:53 left in the first period to enter the locker room with a one-goal deficit, 2-1.
Becker’s two-goal performance increased the Canalmen lead to 3-1 and 5-1, respectively. Hopwood’s score came in the middle of the second period that put Bourne up three goals, 4-1.
Defense played a big role in the Canalmen pulling away in the second period. They allowed only four shots on goal that frame while dominating puck possession with nearly four minutes of power play time.
Bourne (3-5, 2-3 SCC) hosts Wareham/Carver on Wednesday, January 15, at 6 PM in a primetime SCC showdown at Gallo.
Sandwich/UCT Wrestling Drops Quad Meet
The Sandwich wrestling team may have lost to the three other teams competing in the Hingham quad meet on Saturday, January 11, but two Blue Knights went undefeated on the mat.
Seniors Connor Keegan and Tanner Davison each went 3-0 during the day, but the Knights fell to host Hingham, 61-12, Oliver Ames, 47-36, and Walpole, 54-23.
Davison, competing at 145 pounds, had three wins all via the pin while Keegan had two pins and one major decision at the 126-pound division. Kevin Keegan went 2-1 on afternoon in the 138-pound division.
Other winners including Avery DeOrsey (113 pounds), Gavin Potter (106 pounds), Patrick Fitzgerald-Klemp (160 pounds), Connor Coutinho (220 pounds) and Andre Penney (285 pounds).
Sandwich (2-4-1, 0-0 C&I) opens Cape & Islands play on Wednesday, January 11, in a dual meet against Nauset at home at 7 PM.
Barnstable 48, Sandwich 46
The Sandwich girls’ basketball had an opportunity to win the game in the final 11 seconds against the Red Raiders, but the shot didn’t fall on Friday, January 10.
Barnstable’s Tianna Fernandez sank the go-ahead jumper in the final minute of action to take the two-point lead. She finished the game with eight points for the Raiders.
The Knights were led by Sierra Brigham’s team-high 11 points while nine players scored on the night. Lauren Condon had nine points while Sadie Hunt and Sarah Lutsic added seven points.
Sandwich led 13-12 after the first quarter before the two teams entered the break at halftime tied at 26. Barnstable took the lead after the third quarter, 36-34.
Barnstable was led by Olivia Gourdine’s game-high 18 points.
Sandwich (4-6, 1-2 C&I Atlantic) continues Cape & Islands Atlantic Division play on Tuesday, January 14, when the Knights travel to Martha’s Vineyard for a 4:30 PM tip-off.
Bourne 51, Wareham 36
A pestering defense and a persistent offense fueled the Bourne girls’ basketball team to a 15-point home win on Friday, January 10.
The Canalmen built up a 35-15 lead at halftime thanks, in part, to generating 19 turnovers on defense while sophomore Nora Barmashi scored all of her 10 points in the first 16 minutes. Freshman guard Haley McCarthy also scored all of her 11 points in the first half.
Brooke McCallum and Kaya Fernandes were the third and fourth players to reach double digits in scoring for Bourne, with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Bourne (4-4, 2-1 SCC Gold) hosts Apponequet on Tuesday, January 14, at 6:30 PM.
Barnstable 60, Sandwich 59
Sandwich senior co-captain JP Downes sank a three-pointer with 11 seconds left to pull the Blue Knights boys’ basketball team within a point, 60-59, but the visitors couldn’t cap off the comeback against Barnstable on Friday, January 11.
The Knights fell behind by 20 points in the first half and enter the breaking trailing, 36-20, but a second-half surge propelled Sandwich back into the game.
Junior co-captain Chris Cronin scored 16 of his team-high 20 points in the second half, including 10 makes from the charity stripe. Downes also caught fire over the final 16 minutes, scoring all of his 14 points during the third and fourth quarters.
But Barnstable was able to stay in front, 58-54, despite the push by the visitors with a minute remaining in the game before a pair of free throws sealed the game for the Raiders. J’Adaro France poured in a game-high 29 points, including 12 points from beyond the arc, while Sandwich sophomore Sean Lansing contributed 10 points.
Sandwich (1-6, 0-3 C&I Atlantic) hosts Martha’s Vineyard as the Knights look for their first Cape & Islands Atlantic Division win on Tuesday, January 14 in a 5 PM tip-off.
UCT 70, Bristol-Plymouth 25
Following its first loss of the season, the Upper Cape Tech boys’ basketball team responded with 45-point home win against the Craftsmen on Friday, January 10.
Sophomore Jared Navoichik paced the Rams early on, scoring 10 of his team-high 15 points in the opening eight minutes en route a 33-7 first-quarter lead.
Connor Reidy and Des Nascimento, two senior co-captains, combined to score 17 points in the first quarter as UCT was able to cruise through the next three quarters. Reidy finished the game with 11 points while Nascimento had 13.
Teven Landers scored his first varsity points while Owen Hanson contributed five points off the bench as the Rams rested their starters and tested their depth for the remainder of the game.
UCT (6-1, 0-0 MAC-Small) hosts Sturgis East in a non-conference game Monday, January 13, at 5 PM.
Wareham 66, Bourne 53
The Canalmen boys’ basketball team looked dead-set on handing the Vikings their first loss of the season, running out to a 27-22 halftime lead, but Wareham caught fire in the second half to remain unbeaten on Friday, January 10.
Bourne jumped out in front, 7-2, to begin the game and at two different points in the first half led by as many as nine points. Senior guard Steve Barmashi sparked the Bourne run, scoring 13 of his 15 points in the first half.
In the game-within-the-game, Canalmen senior center Cam Dunbury, standing tall at 6-foot-9, battled in the paint with 6-foot-8 center Destine Haywood-Gomes for Wareham. Dunbury was a force under the basket, fighting through double teams and getting the line with ease. He posted a game-high 23 points to go with 14 rebounds and eight blocked shots for Bourne.
The Canalmen were held to seven points in the third quarter, while Wareham erupted for 25 points. That turned Bourne’s five-point halftime lead into a 13-point deficit, 47-34. Wareham had three players score in double figures: Joey Silvia (11 points), Darien Gibson (16 points) and Destine Haywood-Gomes (16 points).
Both teams scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to keep the final deficit at 13 points.
Bourne (2-8, 0-3 SCC-Gold) travels to Lakeville to meet Apponequet on Tuesday, January 14, at 6:30 PM.