MATTAPOISETT – Old college South Coast Conference rivals confronted off for the second time this season, however the sequel will not be at all times pretty much as good as the primary run.
Wareham (8-2) broke freed from Old Rochester early and sometimes in a 90-47 rout over the Bulldogs as sophomore Aaron Cote posted a sport and season-high 25 factors to guide the Vikings in a non-conference boys basketball battle.
Old Rochester (8-3) was capable of grasp with the defending Division 4 state champions within the first sport of the season in a decent 75-68 loss again in December, however this one acquired away shortly.
The Vikings trailed 9-7 halfway by means of the primary quarter when the inside glass work and backcourt protection of Cote and Jayce Travers dominated the ultimate minutes of the primary quarter with a 13-0 run to take a 20-9 lead on the first break.
“The first time was the first game of the season, and both teams were still working out some kinks. I think since then we’ve played a lot of tough games and that’s why we play the schedule we schedule,” stated Wareham head coach Steve Faniel. “I thought we shot the ball well but maybe it got a little out of hand, but I think (Old Rochester) are a better team than that but when we shoot the ball well from the outside – it makes things easier for everyone else.”
The second quarter was a lot of the identical because the stifling Vikings’ protection restricted the Bulldogs to a few area objectives your complete eight minutes, with the primary coming with 4:11 left within the first half and Wareham comfortably out entrance, 43-25.
“The first possession we had three misses in a row but unfortunately, they got three shots. We got hurt on the glass early and that was a problem,” stated Old Rochester head coach Steve Carvalho. “Wareham is that good right now, give them all the credit in the world. We didn’t play well in spots and when you are playing a team of that caliber – they are the better team than us and that’s all there is to it.”
Cote led 4 starters in double digits together with 4 of the workforce’s 13 three tips on an evening it appeared the Vikings couldn’t miss. Travers completed with 11 factors whereas senior captains Ajay Lopes and Diego Mello every added 13, with all of Mello’s 13 factors coming within the second half.
Not to be outdone, senior Antoine Crosson had seven factors however led everybody within the paint with 11 rebounds for Wareham whereas junior guard Zack Mourao led the Bulldogs with 11 factors as the one participant to achieve double figures.
Wareham not performs within the South Coast League and chooses an impartial schedule however makes positive the opponents are as high quality because the state has to supply.
Faniel was capable of showcase how deep his gifted bench goes as 10 gamers earned minutes and even the third unit that got here in after the benches have been emptied completed the ultimate 4:05 of regulation on an 11-0 run to finish issues and make sure the win.
“On any given night, any one of four or five guys can go for twenty-plus. All those guys can play, it’s hard to get them all in, get them enough minutes and hard to keep them happy but at the same time it’s a luxury and it’s a good problem to have,” stated Faniel, who was down a starter resulting from an ankle damage. “We pride ourselves on our depth and we say, ‘Maybe your one through five is as good as our one through five but – guess what – your one through ten is not as good as ours and we are going to try and wear you out.”