The Old Rochester Regional High School’s girls’ basketball team bounced back from its first loss of the season on December 28 when they defeated Wareham, 56-4, in a dominant performance. Maddie Wright led the Bulldogs scoring 16 points with 4 steals. Sydnee Pires contributed 6 points and 5 rebounds. Maggie Brogioli added an additional 4 points with 4 steals.
The ORR defense proved to be too big of a hurdle for Wareham to overcome, holding the Vikings to a single three-point field goal. The one-sided contest contrasted greatly from the Lady Bulldogs’ prior game, a 60-41 loss against Dartmouth on December 21. Their first game of the New Year will come at home against Dighton-Rehoboth on Friday, January 7, at 6:30 pm.
The boys’ team also faced Wareham on December 28 but had a much different result. After defeating the Vikings in their first game of the season, the Bulldogs found themselves on the wrong end of a 67-52 result. Wareham was firmly in control for the entirety of the game, with the Vikings’ lead getting as big as 21 points at one point. The Bulldogs were able to close the gap at some points, getting as close as 9 points away in the third quarter, only for the Vikings to come back strong.
Braden Yeomans scored 16 points for ORR, Steve Morrell scored 12, and Sawyer Fox added 9 points. The Bulldogs hosted Fairhaven on Tuesday and will visit Dighton-Rehoboth on Friday, January 7, at 6:30 pm.
The ORR girls’ hockey team played two games last week, first losing 7-1 against Bishop Stang on December 27 at Hetland Memorial Arena. ORR’s lone goal was scored by Heather Lapworth in the first period. The Bulldogs then took an 8-2 loss against the Plymouth North/South coop team at Armstrong Arena. They faced Nantucket on Wednesday and will visit Stoughton on Saturday, January 8, at Canton Ice House.
ORR’s boys’ hockey team competed in the Dartmouth Holiday tournament at Hetland Memorial Arena, missing a shot at the championship game by a goal. The Bulldogs fell 5-4 to Foxboro on December 28 and lost a 6-1 game for third place against the host Indians. ORR’s next game comes on Saturday, January 8, against Bourne at 8:15 pm at Gallo Ice Arena.
By Matthew Curry