Undefeated Nauset featured a starting lineup with three starters over 6-feet tall, and their shortest starter was taller than Old Rochester's tallest.
Still, the Bulldogs were able to build a double-digit lead and held on to hand Nauset its first loss, 48-45, on Saturday afternoon.
"This was a battle of size," said ORR coach Bob Hohne, who secured his 601st career victory. "Our strategy was to run and press as much as we could. Their bigs couldn't keep up the pace. They had to adjust to what we were doing."
With Mary Butler in foul trouble for much of the game, 5-foot-7 Meg Horan was left to battle in the post against Nauset's towering trio. She also scored 10 points, including four of the Bulldogs' six points in the fourth quarter.
"She played good defense," Hohne said. "The entire team battled on the boards."
Freshman Cassidy Yeomans scored 23, connecting on five 3-pointers.
Old Rochester (8-2, 3-1 SCC)
Brianna Machado 5, Meg Hughes 4, Meg Horan 10, Cassidy Yeomans 23, Mary Butler 2, Kat Tracey 4
3-pointers: Yeomans 5, Machado 1
Next: The Bulldogs host Bourne on Tuesday.
Bishop Stang 4, Martha's Vineyard 1
Despite an early departure — the bus left the school at 6:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. game — the Spartans found their legs early, scoring three first-period goals. ... Colin DiNardo, Brian Allen and Riley Scales scored in the first period and Bobby Jedrey scored in the second. ... Freshman Ben Saunders notched two assists, while Scales, Allen, Collin Walsh, Jack Martin and Briak Skarbek each had one. ... Brian Lester made 20 saves in net as Stang led 31-21 in shots on net. ... "I thought we had a really good first period on the road," coach Ken Gouveia said. "That's always a tough trip. It was a good team win today. A lot of guys played well." ... The Spartans (8-2, 2-0 EAC) face Plymouth South on the road at 2:30 p.m. on Monday.
Bourne 6, GNB Voc-Tech 1
The Bears got on the board first thanks to Zach Berube's unassisted goal in the first period, but Bourne answered 90 seconds later to tie it and took the lead later in the first. ... It was 3-1 after two before the Canalmen scored three times in the third. ... Austin Shorrock kept the Bears in it for awhile, making 33 saves. "He did a nice job in net," coach Mike Frey said. "He kept us in it with some awesome saves." ... The Bears were out-shot 39-20. ... Voc-Tech (4-4, 2-3 SCC) hosts Upper Cape at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at Hetland.
Bishop Stang 3, Norwell 2
Trailing 2-0 heading into the second period, the Spartans rallied and won it on Abby Arguin's unassisted goal with 48 seconds left in the game. Arguin fired a hard shot from the top of the circle for the win. ... Earlier this season Stang and Norwell were tied 2-2 in the third period, but that game resulted in a 4-2 Spartans loss. "We've been slow starters and it happened against them last time," coach Bill Theodore said. "It was our turn this time. We kept telling them to play one shift at a time." ... Elizabeth LePage and Maddie Andre also scored and Kaylee O'Connor and Raquel Reis recorded assists. ... The Spartans' White line of Andre, Sara Mullin and Destiny Arruda played well, with a lot of zone time, puck possession and cycling. ... Sierra Majewski made 26 saves. ... "In the third period we made a couple of adjustments in our system and it worked well," Theodore said. "The kids followed what we told them to do and played well." ... Stang (4-3-1, 2-2 SEMGHL) play at undefeated Barnstable on Monday.
BMW/ORR 2, Dover-Sherborn-Hopkinton 1
The Canalmen advanced to the championship game of the Nan Rheault Tournament and will face Martha's Vineyard or Scituate at 1 p.m. on Sunday. ... Carly LeCasse scored twice on poer plays in the second period off assists from Kaitlin Kelley and Amanda Orcuich. ... Meghan Nolan made nine saves in net and BMW/ORR put 39 shots on goal.
TRACK AND FIELD
East Coast Invitational
GNB Voc-Tech's Djeury Amado won the 55 meters in 6.44 seconds, setting a meet and school record in the process. Two weeks ago he had set the school record at 6.49 seconds. "He rises to the level of competition," coach Mark Thornhill said. "You had kids in this meet from all over. He met a kid who tied the meet record in the finals and beat him." ... Amado teamed up with Devin Santos, Matt Cummings and Alex DaCruz to finish fifth in the 4x400 relay. ... The Bears host Old Rochester and Somerset Berkley on Thursday.
Alfredo Bongiorno was unseeded, but advanced all the way to the finals at 195 pounds, where he faced the top seed and lost a narrow decision 5-3. ... Wilson Gomes finished third at 106 pounds and Cameron Perry was fourth at 113. ... The Whalers compete in a dual meet at Whitman-Hanson on Wednesday.