ORR Basketball Starts 2020 on the Right Foot

            Old Rochester Regional boys and girls basketball started 2020 in a similar fashion, with sizable wins over Case, in which they each scored 60-plus points.

            For ORR girls basketball, their first win of the new year was par for the course. They’ve only lost one of their first four contests this season.

            In the win over Case, they made sure there was no room for doubt regarding the outcome. The Bulldogs knocked off their South Coast Conference opponent 64-11. Logan Fernandes outscored ORR’s opposition on her own, finishing with 14 points. Cadence Johnson almost did the same, scoring 10 in the Bulldogs’ win.

            For the boys’ team, this win was a bit more impactful for their standing. ORR improved to 3-3 on the season and has now won back-to-back games. The Bulldogs knocked off Norton 63-47 to close out 2019 and won 65-39 in their first contest in 2020.

            ORR was led by Nick Johnson and Luke Burke in the win over Norton, scoring 17 and 11 points, respectively. Burke helped lead the Bulldogs past Case, as well. He drilled five 3-pointers in his team-high 17-point performance. He had five rebounds, as did Jonah DePina (eight points) and Johnson (five assists).

            ORR girls hockey opened the 2020 portion of their schedule with a 1-1 tie against Plymouth. Isabelle Stone was the Bulldogs’ lone goal-scorer in the tie.

            The Bulldogs are now 3-2-2 on the season, 2-0-1 in the Southeast Massachusetts Girls Hockey League.

Old Colony

            Hunter Soares scored a career-high 27 points in Old Colony boys basketball’s latest win, in which the Cougars knocked off St. John Paul II 69-35.

            JoJo Cortes was second on the team in scoring, finishing with 12 points. He also had three steals in what was a strong defensive effort for Old Colony.

            “[Our] defense was clicking on all cylinders,” Old Colony coach Matt Trahan said. “The [guys] forced numerous turnovers and also rebounded extremely well.”

            Caden Letendre, a freshman, also logged a career-high, scoring 10 points against St. John Paul II.

            Old Colony is now 5-1 on the season

            Old Colony girls basketball has not had the same fortune as the boys team so far in 2019-20. The Cougars dropped to 2-3 on the season following their 41-22 loss to St. John Paul II, whose size was an issue for Old Colony in the loss, a problem the Cougars have dealt with in years past.

            Olivia Perry was the only Cougar to finish in double figures. She scored 10 points. The only other players who scored for Old Colony in the loss were Savanna Halle (seven points), Kat Kirby (three points), and Hailey Hathaway (two points).

Tabor Academy

            Tabor Academy boys hockey is in the middle of a rough stretch, having lost five of its last six games. The Seawolves’ lone win during the six-game span came in a 2-0 finish against Kents Hill. In each of the five losses, Tabor has lost by four or more goals. The Seawolves are now 4-7 in 2019-20.

High School Sports

By Nick Friar

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