The second full week of the winter sports season is in the books at Whitman-Hanson Regional High.
Here’s how it played out:
Boys’ basketball (4-2) took two of three during its trip to Bradenton, Fla. for the Falcon Christmas Classic. On Thursday, Dec. 26, senior captain Stevie Kelly dropped 23 points, but W-H fell to Sycamore (Ohio), 72-65. … Bob Rodgers’ club bounced back on Friday, defeating Mount Dora (Florida), 67-39. Senior captain Ben Rice paced the offense with 17 points, while Kelly and junior Nate Amado added 14 points apiece. … The Panthers capped theirs with a 69-61 victory over East Bay (Florida) on Saturday. Rice poured in 21 points, Amado had 17 and junior Cole LeVangie (12 points, 12 rebounds) had a double-double.
Girls’ basketball (4-2) was also down in Bradenton and came out on top in the Falcon Holiday Classic. In first-round play on Thursday, Dec. 26, W-H cruised to a 54-23 victory over Lakewood Ranch (Florida). Senior Brittany Gacicia erupted for 23 points in the win. … On Thursday, it was an upward battle for the Panthers against St. Stephen’s (Florida) as they trailed the entire game until late in the fourth quarter when senior captain Olivia Martin (14 points) drilled a three-pointer to send W-H to the championship game. … And in the championship game on Saturday, Zephyrhills (Florida) proved no match for Mike Costa’s club, which handed it a 66-29 defeat. Junior Reese Codero scored 22 points in the victory. Codero and Gacicia were named to the all-tournament team.
Boys’ hockey (3-1) made it back-to-back Cashman Tournament titles. In the tourney opener Thursday, Dec. 26, senior assistant captain Adam Solari, classmate Eddie Collins and junior Jack Allen lit the lamp to lead W-H past Silver Lake, 3-1. Junior goaltender Bobby Siders starred in net. … Then, on Saturday, Solari erupted for a hat trick in a 4-1 win over Rockland in the final. Sophomore Erik Dean collected the victory in net.
Girls’ hockey (1-4) fell to Billerica/Chelmsford, 6-1, on Monday, Dec. 23. Junior Ellie Grady (Kingston) had the WHSL goal. … The co-op bounced back on Saturday, though, shutting out Plymouth North/South, 5-0. Junior captain Emily McDonald (Whitman) netted her first goal of the season, freshman Bridget Cardarelli (Kingston) struck for two goals, while senior captain Alyssa Murphy (Kingston) and junior Neve Corkery (Kingston) also found the back of the net. Junior Kat Gilbert (Halifax) recorded her first career shutout.
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