Coach Chris Cabe called this year’s South Coast Conference championship, solidified with a 160-106 victory over Bourne on Wednesday, a “surprise from the beginning” after graduating seven players off last year’s squad.

Cabe credited the unexpected championship run to three factors: seasoned freshmen, improving juniors, and senior leadership.

ORR was paced on Wednesday by a 35 from senior Colin Fitzpatrick, who scored 36 points. Junior Alex Henrie (38, 30 points) and senior Jacob Yeomans (29, 28 points) also proved to be pivotal cogs in the victory.

Freshmen Cass Yeomans and Alex Wright “didn’t let their age affect their play,” according to Cabe and routinely scored in the mid to low 40s. Juniors Sam Wiggins and Owen Powers improved after spending their sophomore season on the practice squad.

“Sam works on Nantucket and didn’t pick up a club in the offseason but we were able to fix his slice at the range," Cabe said, noting Powers turned his game around through offseason practice.

The biggest factor for Cabe was the leadership of his three seniors: Colin Fitzpatrick, Jason Gamache and Jacob Yeomans.

“All three are even-keeled, don’t get bent out of shape and work with the younger guys at the game," Cabe said. “They’ve grown up golfing with each other, you see that in other sports like basketball and baseball, but it is rare with golf. I’ve never had such knowledgeable golfers.”

The Bulldogs are back at the Bay Club against Fairhaven Thursday.

Dartmouth 98, Durfee 65

Dartmouth got back to .500 with their win at Allendale Country Club. ... Junior Justin Debortoli and senior Eric Medeiros both shot 43s for a combined 40 points. ... Senior Noah Goldburg and junior Bryce Souza pitched in with scores of 46 and 48, respectively. ... The Indians (7-7, 0-4 OCL) look to punch their ticket to the playoffs Thursday against Sandwich at Allendale.

Old Colony 7, South Shore Voc. Tech 2

The visiting Cougars won five of the six matches with victories from juniors Preston Forcier and Anthony Wright, sophomores Drew Weaver and Brian Kuketz and senior Dylan Hanson. ... Old Colony will be back at it today when they travel to New Bedford to take on the Whalers.

Apponequet 161, Seekonk 78

The Lakers improved their record to 13-4 (10-4 SCC) as they were led by junior Tim Johnson, who scored 32 points at the Lakeville Country Club. ... Also contributing to the victory were seniors Ian Fickert (31 pts) and Mitch Bumpus (29 pts). Freshman Dan Dandrea notched 27 points. ... Apponequet shifts their focus to an SCC Champioship on Friday at Bay Point Country Club in Onset.

GNB Voc-Tech 81, Fairhaven 68

Craig Crompton led the Bears to their second straight win over the Blue Devils, shooting a 44 (22 points) at Whaling City. Ben Plourde shot a 45 (22 points) while Adrian Paul had a 51 (13 points). … For Fairhaven, Logan Berube carded a 45 (20 points). … The Bears (7-8, 7-8 SCC) host Diman on Monday.

Somerset Berkley 130, Wareham 49

Junior Ethan Osley led the Vikings with 27 points and eighth grader Chris Peckham contributed with 12 points. ... The Vikings end their season winless as the prepare for the SCC league championship match on Friday at Bay Point Country Club.


Old Rochester 1, Somerset Berkley 1

For the second time this season ORR tied Somerset- Berkley, this time in Mattapoisett. ... The Bulldogs got on the scoreboard early with senior Ben Lafrance’s 13th tally of the season. ... The lead held until the 60th minute when Somerset knotted the score at 1-1. ... Senior defender Parker Truesdale was a standout for ORR in the defensive showdown. ... The Bulldogs move to 5-2-5 (4-1-5 SCC) ahead of a home non-league tilt against Durfee on Saturday at 2 p.m.

GNB Voc-Tech 4, Apponequet 3

The visiting Bears were powered by four goals from junior Michael Garcia. The first two of Garcia’s quartet came on crosses from the right side of the box, both off the foot of senior Josh Almeida. The first was headed into the back of the net, while the second, Garcia controlled off his chest before tapping it in. Most of the scoring came in the first half with the score standing at 3-2 in favor of the Bears at the half. Garcia back in the act after the break when he scored on a penalty kick in the 60th minute. ... The penalty kick was drawn after junior Augustin Edwin Jr. was pulled down as he advanced toward the net. ... Coach Henry Andrade was pleased with his team’s effort. “We came out with the win in the division, with only a few games left it was a crucial win.” Andrade also cited the play of junior Ryan Robichaud at center midfield who “controlled the game passing to his wings and really stood out.” The Bears record moves to 8-6-1 (8-2-1 SCC) and they head to Dighton-Rehoboth on Monday.


West Bridgewater 15, Old Colony 50

Southeastern 25, Old Colony 31

Bristol-Aggie 19, Old Colony 39

Harrison Graham (13th; 19:50) and Cian Dingee (18th; 19:59) paced the Cougars on West Bridgewater’s 2.84-mile course. … Old Colony (2-7) visits Sacred Heart next Thursday for a meet against the Saints and Bishop Connolly.

Dartmouth 17, Barnstable 43

The Indians stayed perfect by sweeping the top three spots with Mac Lynch (17:00), Ben Rioux (17:27) and Kam Ouellet (17:46) on their 3.1-mile home course at Dartmouth Middle School. Dawson Polochick (fourth; 17:51) and Brendan Morin (seventh; 18:31) were also strong. … Dartmouth (5-0, 1-0 OCL) visits Bridgewater-Raynham next Wednesday for the OCL championship.