OC Boys Basketball Dominates Competition

After starting the season 6-0 for the first in program history, Old Colony boys basketball suffered its first loss of the season. The Cougars got past that pretty quickly, now having won three straight, with their most recent win coming in a 92-50 win over Cape Cod Tech.

“We got off to the races,” Old Colony boys basketball coach Matt Trahan said. “The kids are playing some inspired defense.”

Zach Soucyhad himself a big night, dropping 22 on the Rams in the Cougars’ most recent effort. Hunter Soaresalso scored 14 points andTony Wrightpitched in 10. But it was Jake Jasonwho led the charge for Old Colony, scoring 32 points in the win.

Jason is now exactly 100 points away from eclipsing the 2,000 career points mark.

“He’s very unselfish,” Trahan said. “He gets a lot of points, but he does it within the offense.”

Old Colony girls basketball has not had as much as the boys, now sitting at 3-7 on the year. The Cougars have lost a few close contests, with the most recent one being a 38-36 loss at the hands of Cape Cod Tech.

Old Colony lost the lead with eight seconds left and had a shot at the lead, but was unable to capitalize.

“It was a good look,” Old Colony girls basketball coach Craig Lincoln said on the near game-winning shot. “It had the distance but just hit the back rim.”

Savanna Hallewas back to her old self, scoring 14 points in the loss. Hanna L’Heureuxscored 10 for the Cougars.

Ethan Harropcontinues to represent Old Colony well on the Apponequet/Bishop Connolly/Old Colony co-op boys hockey team. With the Lakers winning back-to-back games after a rough stretch of losses, they were looking for their first official winning streak of the season in the game against Diman on Monday. Harrop finished with five points, three goals and two assists, and the Lakers need every bit of his output in their 6-4 win over Diman. Zach Lovendalealso scored a goal and notched three assists. Freshman Ryan Legaultrounded out Old Colony’s contributions in the win, scoring his first varsity goal with help from his brother, Jacob.

Old Rochester

Old Rochester/Fairhaven boys hockey took a step in the right direction by tying Plymouth North 1-1 in Monday’s matchup, as they now sit at 2-7-2 on the season.

Rob Ramseyscored the Bulldogs’ lone goal, while Jake DeMoranvillewas dominant in goal again. DeMoranville did everything he could to give the Bulldogs a shot at winning, finishing with 44 saves in the tie.

Old Rochester girls basketball suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of Dighton-Rehoboth. Now 10-1 (5-1 South Coast Conference), the Bulldogs have a big week ahead of them with the hopes of bouncing back.

“We really showed our youth,” Old Rochester girls basketball coach Bob Hohne said regarding the loss. “D-R has a good team and it was a hostile environment on the road. Our younger kids are still learning what that’s like, and they learned the hard way.

“We had a costly defensive lapse,” continued Hohne. “We turned the ball over and we took too many quick shots. We should have run more time off the clock.”

Old Rochester Class of 1996 graduate Matt Ducharmecontinues to make waves as the UMass Dartmouth women’s basketball coach. The Rochester native won his 100th game as the head of the Corsairs program, becoming the second women’s basketball coach in school history to reach the mark.

Ducharme has coached his team to 14-3 record (7-1 Little East Conference) heading into their Wednesday road matchup with Southern Maine. The Corsairs will host Keene State on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

High School Sports Update

By Nick Friar

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