Bulldogs varsity basketball takes win against Dighton-Rehoboth
MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Bulldogs boys varsity basketball team took a decisive win against Dighton-Rehoboth during a league game on Tuesday, Jan. 3.
In an early game blitz, the Bulldogs finished the first half up by 16 points, 35-19.
Excitement was high on the court and in the stands as the dogpound was rowdy as ever as they donned all white in support of their team.
“We hit over tempo early on,” said Old Rochester Basketball coach Steve Carvalho.
By the beginning of the fourth quarter the Bulldogs were sitting at 54-32. In the final quarter they brought the score even higher, finishing the game 75-55.
“The kids played well, overall as a team,” said Carvalho. “We had a lot of contributions.”
The Bulldogs came into this game off a 55-49 win against Bridgewater-Raynham on Dec. 29.
Their score in Tuesday’s game was a marked improvement and a good sign for Carvalho.
“I asked them to get into the mid 70s, score points and defend rebound and run,” he said. “Overall, there’s always things to clean up but I’m happy with how we played.”
So far this season the Bulldogs have faced losses against Wareham on Dec. 20 and against Bourne on Dec. 13.
“We dropped a couple against some tough teams,” said Carvalho. “But I feel it's time to get on a run in the [South Coast Conference] right now.”
Up until this game, the Bulldogs ranked fourth in the South Coast league. Now with four wins and two losses, they’re preparing to take things further into the season.
“We have to keep working hard and practice and get ready for Seekonk,” continued Carvalho. “I think tonight showed some improvement in areas that will bode well in the future.”
The Bulldogs will go on to face Seekonk in a home game on Friday, Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m.