Beacon basketball teams sweep Mariner

Cape sees a bright future with talented district teams
December 17, 2017

The Beacon girls downed cross-district rivals and future teammates Mariner Middle 30-12, while the Beacon boys’ team squeaked out a 35-31 game over Mariner in a doubleheader Dec. 13 at Cape. 

Beacon’s Morgan Mahoney scored 13 points in the contest, while teammates Lauryn Head tallied six, Mehkia Applewhite scored four and Brianna Loper and Ella Rishko had two and one point, respectively.

Mariner’s Mackenzie Vitolo scored three, Kelly Bragg, Sara Naar, Taonshaye and Ava Iacono added two.

The Beacon boys were led by Zimere Bolden with 14 points. Tirnan Heffernan added seven, Finn Forcucci and Kayvon Allen each had five. Owen Smith and Sean Wick put in three and two, respectively.

Mariner Middle was led by Chancler Johnson with 19 points. Nick Cox scored four, while teammates Ronnie Lofland and Mekhi Smith each chipped in three. Dylan Henry added a bucket.

Beacon plays Seaford at home Monday, Dec. 18, while Mariner travels to Delmar Middle the same night.