Having a good girls’ basketball program is something of an expectation at Old Rochester. The varsity head coach, Bob Hohne, has over 500 career wins with the Lady Bulldogs, and the squad always seems to consist of some of the most talented female athletes in the school. This year, after losing no seniors from last year’s team, the girls are expected to do great things. They proved they have what it takes after winning a decisive game against Wareham, 55-34.
The girls got off to an early start and had an 11-0 lead midway through the first quarter and never gave up the lead. After the first half, the Lady Bulldogs had a 29-14 lead, and after outscoring the Lady Vikings 19-9 in the third quarter, the game seemed to be completely in the Bulldogs’ hands.
Sophomore Center Gabby Reuter was the star of the game, scoring a team high of 13 points and recording 8 blocks. Teammate Haley Dickerson had 12 points, and Senior Captain Katie Wilbur chipped in with 9 points to solidify the SCC victory over Wareham. The girls’ next game will be a home game against Bourne on January 11, which could likely decide the winner of the SCC title. Tip-off is slated for 6:30 pm.
The boys’ team was not as successful against the Vikings, as they lost to the dominant Wareham team 65-41. The Bulldogs stayed close after the first quarter of play, only trailing by 1 point, but the Vikings were too much in the second and third quarters, outscoring the Bulldogs 37-15. The boys, led by junior Jeremy Bare with 17 points, never made much of a comeback to compensate for the amount of points they gave up. With the loss, the boys’ record is now 2-4. Their next game is on Friday, January 11 at Bourne High School at 6:30 pm.
Besides basketball, ORR had several shining freshmen and sophomore track athletes that participated in the MSTCA Auerbach Freshmen-Sophomore Meet. Hurdler Kevin Saccone placed first in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.63, and Alexus Alfonso placed sixth in the high-jump with a leap of 4 feet, 10 inches.
By Michael Kassabian