Varsity boys delight the home crowd
The Block Island School Varsity Boys Basketball team had a stunner of a season opener on Saturday, January 7 against the visiting team from Middlebridge School.
To the home crowd’s delight, the B.I. Hurricanes pulled out to an early lead with a 16-point advantage by the end of the first half.
With an unusually robust number of players, the ‘Canes were well represented by seniors all the way down to freshmen, who played valiantly despite a bit of confusion on the younger players’ parts.
The shots came easily to the seniors though, with solid contributions by Carter Brown, who confidently dribbled the ball up and down the court and Fisher Johnson whose graceful and seemingly effortless free throws arced up and into the basket.
Justin Cullen showed no fear in getting up close and under the net to sink a few, as did Blaize Hatfield, while freshman Justin Berry set them up with solid passing skills for his varsity debut.
With everybody getting a chance to play, the Hurricanes wrapped up their first game with a solid victory over the visiting team from Narragansett with a score of 54 to 42.
The next boys home game will be on Tuesday, January 17, against Oxford Academy at 11:30 a.m. in the Block Island School gym.