(This submission was provided by MHS Coach Raleigh Brennan)
Jarred Whalen, a senior @ Narragansett High School and a member of the NHS boys’ varsity basketball team, organized a four-team junior varsity boys’ basketball tournament @ Narragansett High School in conjunction with his senior project.
His mentor for the senior project, David Gee, is the boys’ varsity basketball coach @ NHS and a friend of mine. Coach Gee has invited the MHS Boys’ JV basketball team to participate in this event for the past two years, as he was a mentor to another one of his NHS senior players last year (in the 2012 Narragansett JV Boys’ Basketball Tournament last year our MHS team was defeated by North Kingstown High School in the first round and then we defeated Prout in the consolation game).
Jarred’s father, Jack Whalen, took the photographs of our MHS team after we played in the tournament on Saturday, 1-19-13.
The four participating teams in the 2013 Narragansett JV Boys’ Basketball Tournament were Middletown High School, Narragansett High School, Prout High School and Westerly High School.
Prout defeated Narragansett in the first game @ 10:00 a.m. and advanced to the finals @ 1:00 p.m.
MHS defeated Westerly 42-38 in our first game and advanced to the finals vs. Prout @ 1:00 p.m. as well.
Narragansett defeated Westerly in the consolation game @ 12:00 p.m. and MHS defeated Prout 37-34 in the championship game.
In our first game against Westerly and leading 41-38, Dirk Johnson was fouled with eight seconds left on the clock and sank the first shot on a one-and-one attempt at the foul line to give us a four point lead and secure a 42-38 victory. Jameson McQuade scored 15 points to lead MHS and Jacob Francis added 10 points and 10 rebounds in helping us advance to the championship game.
In the championship game vs. Prout, Jameson McQuade and Shemar Vincent each scored baskets in the last two minutes of the game to help us earn a come-from-behind 37-34 victory. McQuade scored 11 points and Vincent scored eight points and added six steals on defense.
With those two wins, the MHS boys’ jv basketball team improves to 13-4 on the season.