FALMOUTH — Defense may have been the key to victory Thursday night in downtown Falmouth, but never underestimate the power of two.
Falmouth Academy senior Taylor Mulhearn registered her first double-double of the season last night, pouring in 12 points while tearing down 13 rebounds as she paced the Mariners to a resounding, 49-20 win over the visiting Saints from Sacred Heart in Kingston.
The Mariners got on the scoreboard first and never looked back, as they established a 29-11 lead at halftime and kept it until the final buzzer.
Mulhearn was not alone, however, as a trio of Mariners — coached by basketball-guru Gus Adams — finished with double digits. Eliza Van Voorhis, a sophomore forward, and Kendall Currence, the team’s freshman point guard, both finished with 12 points. Currence’s point-tally was largely due to the power of three’s, however, as the speedy play-caller drilled triple treys from outside the arc.
Sacred Heart was a non-league opponent but Falmouth Academy will play in its first league contest on Tuesday night when it travels down Route 28 to visit the Sturgis East Storm in a Cape & Islands League affair at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center.
Sacred Heart Saints 36 – Falmouth Academy 28
The Falmouth Academy boys, however, did not fare quite as well.
Playing on the road in the their season-opener, the Mariners jumped out to a quick edge — leading the host Saints 22-18 at the half — but then lost the wind in their collective sails down the homestretch.
Still, there were some bright moments to consider as the Mariners look to Tuesday (Dec. 16) for their first win when they welcome the Sturgis East Charter School Storm.
Kunaal Rajagopal hauled in and estimable 18 rebounds while Rob Eder buried two three-pointers, to highlight the Mariners’ attack.
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