After a disappointing 0-2 start, the boys’ basketball team was desperately seeking a win. They found it at their home court last Friday, where they defeated the Seekonk Warriors 87-74.
The first quarter set the tone for the rest of the game. After one quarter of play, Seekonk was up by 2 points. The lead would have been greater had it not been for a buzzer-beater by junior Jeremy Bare to cut the lead to only two points. Bare played great the rest of the game, scoring a total 18 points and nabbing 8 rebounds.
The Bulldogs had a less productive second quarter, where the Warrior lead expanded to 6 points. The boys came out strong after halftime however, outscoring the Warriors 28-13. Going into the final quarter, the Bulldogs had a 65-57 lead, and they never relinquished it.
Junior Mikey Pruchnik had a phenomenal game for the Bulldogs, scoring a team-high 21 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Sophomore Raekwon Phillips had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Senior Captain Chris Marchisio chipped in with 14 points.
The game was well-attended by students, parents, and alumni returning for the holidays. Several rowdy students screamed and cheered for their peers, providing some encouragement.
The boys’ next game is on Thursday, December 27 at Dighton-Rehoboth High School at 6:30 pm.
By Michael Kassabian