A look back on Week 4.
The Whitman-Hanson Regional High sports teams triumphed to a pair of tournament titles – one on the court and one on the ice – in a victory-filled Week 4.
Boys’ hockey (3-3-1) defeated Cashman Tournament host Rockland, 3-0, in the first round Wednesday, Dec. 26. Junior Ed Collins sparked the offense with two goals and senior assistant captain Adam Solari had the other. Sophomore Bobby Siders earned the shutout in net. … On Saturday, the Panthers topped Southeastern/West Bridgewater/Bristol-Plymouth, 3-2, to take home their first Cashman Tournament title. Goals came from freshman John Ward, junior Chris Stoddard and senior assistant captain Owen Manning, and Siders collected the win in net.
Boys’ basketball (5-2) collected two wins in its annual trip to Florida. After kicking off the Haines City Tournament with a 68-60 loss to Colonial High School (Fla.) on Thursday, Dec. 27, the Panthers rebounded for back-to-back wins. … On Friday, Bob Rodgers’ club, keyed by 26 points from junior Ben Rice, shot its way to an 84-75 victory over Archbishop McCarthy (Fla.). Senior captain Joey Depina and junior John Zeidan dumped in 12 points apiece in the victory. … Before staying for a few more days to soak up the sun, the Panthers capped their tournament schedule with a 63-57 win over Viera High (Fla.) on Saturday. Rice led the way with 13 points, totaling 53 over the three games en route to being named to the all-tournament team.
Girls’ basketball (4-2), competing in the Hoosac Valley Holiday Tournament, rallied back from a double-digit deficit to knock off host Hoosac Valley, 51-46, in overtime Friday, Dec. 28. Senior captain Kathryn Dunn sparked the first-round win with 15 points, including a late 3-pointer to force the extra frame. Junior Liv Martin also had 15 points, 12 of which came from the 3-ball, in the win. … On Saturday, Dunn (tournament MVP) was at it again, netting a game-high 18 points, including the winning trey, as Jenna Olem’s club claimed the tournament title with a 42-38 win over Greenfield.
Girls’ hockey (0-4), despite an offensive outburst, dropped a close one to Marshfield, 7-6, Thursday, Dec. 27. Junior captain Alyssa Murphy (three goals), sophomore Ellie Grady (two goals) and freshman Lily Ulvila (one goal), all of whom go to Silver Lake, sparked the offense. … On Saturday, the co-op lost to Archbishop Williams, 8-1. Freshman Abby Powers (Kingston) had the goal.