Boys’ basketball is the first winter squad at Whitman-Hanson to clinch its spot in the postseason, girls’ puck is right on the brink of the playoffs and more in this week’s sports update.
The boys (11-3) kicked off the week with a 71-54 rout of Scituate Tuesday, Jan. 31. Two Panthers racked up double-doubles in the win as Luke Tamulevich poured in 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Jacob Hanson-Bartlett netted 17 points and snatched 10 rebounds. On Friday, W-H defeated Plymouth North 63-39 behind 30 points from Nikko Raftes.
Girls’ basketball (9-6) fell to Scituate by the final score of 49-45 Tuesday, Jan. 31. Sarah Saccardo led W-H with 15 points. On Friday, the girls rebounded for a 46-32 victory over Plymouth North. Erin Leahy, Taylor McVeigh and Sophie O’Brien combined for 27 points and 25 boards in the win.
Girls’ hockey (9-3-2) dropped a 5-0 game to Duxbury Wednesday, Feb. 1. On Saturday, the club posted a 9-2 win over Stoughton. Alyssa Murphy led the way with a hat trick and a pair of assists, Mel McAleer had a goal and four assists, Hannah Tracy added two goals and one assist, and Tess Corkery, Meagan Elwood, Sarah Govani and Delaney Grace all had a goal.
Boys’ hockey (1-12-2) dropped a 2-0 tilt to Duxbury Wednesday, Feb. 1. On Saturday, the Panthers skated to a 2-2 tie against Plymouth North. Luke McVeigh notched the first W-H goal, pushing it ahead 1-0. Alex Uva’s shorthanded goal in the second period made it 2-0. However, two unanswered Eagles goals knotted the score 2-2 heading into the third period. Panther goaltender Ricky Welch pitched a shutout in net the rest of the way to preserve the tie.
Wrestling (7-18) lost 53-0 against Hanover Wednesday, Feb. 1. On Saturday, W-H dropped matches against Norwood (42-25), Arlington (50-12) and Bristol-Plymouth/Coyle-Cassidy (51-12). Jake Filicicchia (113 pounds) went 3-0 on the day and John Will (220) racked up two victories.
Swimming concluded its season at the South Shore League Championships by coming in third out of five teams in competition. Sabrina O’Connor scored her best time diving with 180 points, Niki Kamperides and Madison Navicky medaled in the 100-yard backstroke, Nadear Kewalin dropped times in all her relays and Phoebe Bonney posted her best 100-yard freestyle swim.