After 3-0 starts, both the Old Rochester Regional boys and girls basketball teams took their first losses of the season on December 23 against Dartmouth.
ORR’s boys had home-court advantage, and the game came down to the wire with a final score of 64-63 in favor of the visiting Indians.
Jacob Smith led the Bulldogs in the competitive game, scoring 20 points. Liam Geraghty and Sawyer Fox also contributed with 17 points and 7 points respectively. The loss was preceded by a 69-62 win at home against Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech on December 21.
The Lady Bulldogs were unfortunately not as competitive in their first loss of the season. With a final score of 60-41, Maddie Wright led Old Rochester with 26 points. The loss was in stark contrast to their previous game, in which they dominated Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, 50-22, on December 21.
The boys hosted Wareham on December 28 and will next visit Dighton-Rehoboth on January 7. The girls also faced Wareham on Tuesday and will have their first home game since opening week on January 7 against D-R.
Both Old Rochester track teams improved to 2-0 on December 23 with wins over Somerset Berkley at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech fieldhouse. The boys had first-place finishes from Murray Copps (1 Mile, 2 Mile,) Leo Schiappa (55 meter dash, 300 meters,) John Kassabian (1,000,) Sam Balsis (high jump,) Tyler Trudeau (55 hurdles,) and the 4×400 relay team of Kassabian, Balsis, Matthew Curry and Teddy Carroll.
The girls had wins from Alexia Gonsalves (1 Mile, 2 Mile,) Madeline Dugas (1,000,) Taylor Green (shot put,) Isabella Hunt (high jump,) and the 4×400 team of Cameran Weaver, Jillian LeBlanc, Liz Feeney and Scarlet Patnaude. The Bulldogs’ next meet will come on Wednesday, January 5, against Apponequet.
The Bulldogs played against Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk on December 22 and were edged 2-1 at the New England Sports Village in Attleboro. The Bulldogs took the lead one minute into the game but were unable to hit the back of the net again. The girls’ team also came up short in their last game, taking a 7-1 loss against Bishop Stang on Monday at Hetland Memorial rink in New Bedford.
ORR’s girls visited Plymouth North/South coop on Wednesday at Armstrong Arena and will visit Nantucket on Wednesday, January 5. The boys played against Foxboro on Tuesday at Hetland and will next visit Bourne on Saturday, January 8, at Gallo Ice Arena.
By Matthew Curry