Topics: Basketball

HARWICH – It was a moment Jamie Routhier won’t forget. It was the Monomoy Sharks first basketball overtime against Bourne in the MIAA Div. 3 South playoffs; they were trailing by two with seconds left. Teammate Elijah Beasley fed him the ball, all eyes watching as Routhier leapt, landing on his feet just as the ball went in, the crowd roaring. The irony? Routhier had been off leading up to that game, but the s...

HARWICH – Tournament play brought out the best in the Monomoy boys varsity basketball team this week. The Sharks won their first round game against Old Rochester on Feb. 26 before their season came to a heartbreaking end to Jeremiah Burke on Feb. 28. After a stout defensive performance against Old Rochester last Wednesday, the Sharks entered the Div. 3 South Quarterfinals hot. But while Rochester was a tou...

EASTHAM – It came so close to being the perfect comeback, but time just wasn't on the side of the Nauset girls varsity basketball team in their Feb. 19 game against Archbishop Williams, with the Warriors falling to the Bishops with a heartbreaking 49-48 final score in spite of one heck of a comeback. The Lady Warriors found themselves in trouble early in their final game of the regular season, falling behind 1...

HARWICH — In 1975 Cape Cod Regional Technical High School opened its doors for the first time, marking the beginning of decades of academic and athletic traditions. On Feb. 14, 2020 the Cape Tech boys varsity basketball team became the last to play a competitive game in what's become known as the “old gym.” Though their Old Colony opponents claimed victory, for the 2019-2020 Crusaders, the night was still a win. ...

HARWICH – for the majority of her high school basketball career, senior Christiana Fontaine has played for the j unior v arsity squad. But on Feb. 12, she was brought up to varsity, who honored her with a truly unforgettable Senior Night celebration. Prior to the start of the Sharks game against the Sturgis West Navigators, Fontaine and West's lone senior, Isabella DeBlois, were lauded, with Fontaine rec...

Whalers Outlast Sharks In Girls Basketball

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – A late game rally made the Monomoy girls varsity basketball team's Feb. 10 game exciting, but foul trouble and free throw issues allowed Nantucket to eke out a 39-32 victory in Cape and Islands Lighthouse League play. It was clear from the start that both teams were clambering for a win, with Monomoy looking to avenge a Jan. 2 loss to the Whalers on Nantucket, also by seven points. Unfortunately, in ...

HARWICH – It was a senior-driven night for the Monomoy boys varsity basketball team as the Sharks not only celebrated the team's future graduates, but cheered as those upperclassmen played to a dominating 68-38 victory against the Sturgis Storm on Jan. 31. After the team's nine seniors were honored in a special pregame ceremony, along with the four seniors on the cheerleading squad, the Sharks got down to the ...

HARWICH – Monomoy's loss was Cape Cod Academy's gain and Cape Tech's downfall in girls basketball action as the Seahawks' Mac Balfore scored 13 of her game-high 22 points in a commanding fourth quarter on Monday in CCA's 46-26 victory against the Crusaders. It was a fairly competitive game until that final quarter in the Crusaders' Feb. 3 outing, but as CCA's Balfore, who once attended Monomoy High and played ...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls varsity basketball team might have fallen to Sandwich with a lopsided score of 57-35, but head coach Pete Richer told the team he thought it was their best game all season. “I told the girls after the first quarter that was the best quarter of the year, and I told them after the game it really was our best game of the year regardless of the score and considering the competition,” Ri...

HARWICH – After the Sturgis West Navigators took a 13-11 lead into the second quarter of their Jan. 17 game at Monomoy, the Sharks regrouped in a big way, ultimately playing to a 53-39 victory in the Cape and Islands Lighthouse League. It was the first time the Sharks entered into competition with the Navigators and it took a little time for the home team to really get rolling, but once they did there was no l...

HARWICH – Countdowns typically happen at the end of a game, but in Skyeler Sandison's case the countdown began as soon as the stellar senior stepped onto the court at the start of game play against D-Y on Jan. 10. Mere minutes later, with the sinking of a layup, Sandison scored her 1,000 th career point, a milestone moment worthy of celebration. All eyes were on Sandison's shot and as soon as the ball fell cl...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls varsity basketball team might not have any seniors on its roster, but that didn't prevent them from holding their own against a senior-heavy Martha's Vineyard team on Jan. 9. Unfortunately, a pair of late free throws made the difference, lifting the Vineyarders to a 35-33 win. Melissa Velasquez scored an impressive 12 points for the Sharks and proved instrumental in keeping Monomoy ...

HARWICH – The last time the Cape Tech boys varsity basketball team faced Avon, the outcome was one heck of a lopsided loss. When the Crusaders hosted the Panthers on Monday afternoon, they still fell, but this time Avon's margin was much narrower at 49-41, something Cape Tech head coach Brent Warren was pleased about after the game. “They beat us by like 20 up in their gym two weeks ago, so this is a huge impr...

HARWICH – Monomoy might have had the home court advantage, but when the Sharks faced the Nauset Warriors for the second time this season, this time the game belonged to the visitors, who, led by a stellar performance from Bobby Joy, played to a commanding 57-35 win Jan. 4. Joy topped all scorers in the Saturday afternoon outing, netting 28 points overall after getting started with a three-pointer in the openin...

HARWICH – The Cape Tech girls varsity basketball team might be small in numbers, but what they lack in depth they make up for in heart, as evidenced by the way they continued battling last Friday in spite of falling to St. John Paul II 69-29. Cape Tech Head Coach Chris Leonard said the Jan. 3 outing marked the first time since the season’s start that he’s had his entire squad together, which was a plus in the ...

HARWICH – It's rare in high school sports to have every available team member see playing time in a game, and rarer still to have each player score, but that's exactly what happened in the Monomoy girls varsity basketball team's 57-23 victory against Rising Tide on Dec. 18. The 2019-2020 Shark squad is a decidedly young team, boasting no seniors and only two juniors, with eighth graders, freshmen and sophomore...