Just before the holiday break, Old Colony boys basketball was handed its first loss of the 2019-20 season by Tri-County in a 52-44 finish. Since that loss on December 20, the Cougars have not lost again, and they recently had an opportunity for payback against Tri-County.
Old Colony took full advantage of the opportunity.
The Cougars won comfortably thanks to a strong third quarter, in which they held a 30-point lead at one point.
“The team played well together. We had a point to prove,” Old Colony boys basketball coach Matt Trahan said. “I think we proved our point.”
By the end of the night, Old Colony held a 17-point lead in the 63-47 finish.
The Cougars’ margin of victory, oddly enough, equaled Hunter Soares’ scoring production exactly. The senior co-captain led Old Colony with 17 points, while fellow co-captain Jojo Cortes scored 12 points. The Cougars also had strong efforts from Jaret Taylor, who scored 13 points, and Caden Letender, who finished with 11.
Tri-County’s scoring output alone speaks to Old Colony’s defensive efforts, but the Cougars turned things up in the second quarter and carried that into the third. After the first quarter, Tri-County held a 15-13 advantage. Old Colony proceeded to hold their opponent to a combined 15 points between the second and third quarters.
With the exception of their lone loss this season, each of Old Colony’s games has wound up being a double-digit decision – including their 58-43 win over Sacred Heart, which came before the Cougars’ win over Tri-County. Soares had a strong showing in that win, as well, finishing with 15 points. But it was Cortes who led the Cougars in scoring, finishing with 22 points and three 3-pointers to his name.
Old Colony is now 7-1 on the season.
Old Colony girls basketball didn’t have the same luck against Tri-County on Monday. The Cougars took an early-10-9 lead through into the second quarter, but could not maintain that level of offense the rest of the way and wound up on the wrong side of the 41-21 finish.
Olivia Perry was Old Colony’s leading scorer with six points. Isabel Souza was second in scoring with five points. Both knocked down one 3-pointer apiece, as did Dakota Richard.
Old Colony is now 4-3 in 2019-20.
Old Rochester Regional
Isabelle Stone had herself a strong showing in Old Rochester Regional’s girls hockey’s sizable win over Marshfield. She finished with four points, scoring three goals and logging one assist in the Bulldogs’ 5-1 win. Old Rochester is now 4-3-2 on the season, 3-1-1 in the Southeast Massachusetts Girls Hockey League.
ORR girls basketball continues to be the force of the South Coast Conference with their latest win coming in a 60-18 finish against Apponequet. Jill Higgins and Meg Horan each scored 11 points apiece for the Bulldogs. Cadence Johnson also finished in double figures, scoring 10 in the win. Logan Fernandes had a team-high three 3-pointers in her nine-point performance.
After an extended lull in their schedule for the holiday season, Tabor girls hockey finals got back to action on Saturday. The Seawolves made sure to pick up right where they left off, winning 4-2 over Williston Northhampton. They remain undefeated on the season, improving to 9-0 with the win.
High School Sports Update
By Nick Friar