SOUTH YARMOUTH — Only two of Dennis-Yarmouth’s 14 basketball players did not score Monday night as the Dolphins downed a depleted St. John Paul II squad, 75-51.
Much of that 24-point spread could be attributed to the Metz brothers – L.K. and Jake – who combined for 28 points on the night, including six three-pointers, or three apiece. L.K. Metz,
the Dolphins’ senior captain, added seven assist and seven rebounds to go along with his game-high 15 points. The win brings Dennis-Yarmouth back to a winning mark on the season (3-2) heading into Saturday night’s much-awaited battle royale slated for Barnstable when the Red Raiders visit Station Avenue at 6:30 pm.
St. John Paul II was missing four regular starters due to injury and school holiday vacation week, but still the Lions gave it everything they had. Power forward Kevin Marsh took the scoring reins for the Lions, drilling three straight downtown treys in the first quarter, finishing with 14 points on the night. Junior forward Johnny Warden picked up 11 points and Devan Harrison had 12 points but it was not enough.
The Lions were closest after the first quarter as the host Dolphins were up by merely a 16-12 spread, but that lead multiplied considerably as the first half came to a close with D-Y leading, 40-23. The third quarter saw the Dolphins warm up considerably, as Joey Dolan and both Metz brothers drained trifectas. Jeff Romilus and Travis Coppinger were perhaps the most impressive coming off the bench as Romilus registered in the double digits for the first time this season (10) and Coppiner had six points.
Neither one of the Metz brothers played in the fourth quarter.
“They played really well. Kevin Marsh played very well,” Dolphins head coach Rich Dalrymple said of the opposing Lions. “They were
missing four starters and the game was very close in the beginning. They played remarkably well.”
— Sean Walsh is the sports editor for www.capecod.com. His email is [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm