Looking at their current records, one might not be making any postseason plans for the Hull High School basketball teams and the Hull-Cohasset hockey team. However, under the new MIAA tournament qualification formula, all three teams would be playing in the postseason if the season ended this week. The new formula factors in not only won-loss record, but also the strength of schedule, and gives each team a power rating. The top 32 teams in each division qualify for the tournament. In addition, those teams that would have qualified the old way by having a .500 or better record but which do not rank in the top 32 also will make the tournament.
Entering this week, the boys basketball team (6-7) was rated 13th in Division 5. The girls basketball team (3-10) had a ranking of 24 in Division 5, and the Hull-Cohasset boys hockey team (5-6-1) came in at #20 in Division 4. The boys hoop team dropped two of its last three contests. The Pirates lost at Middleboro last week, 79-36, then rebounded with a 56-36 win over Mashpee. The team lost a close 43-42 result to East Bridgewater. The girls basketball team dropped three of its last four contests. The Pirates routed Collegiate Charter School last week, 61-17, then suffered three league losses to Middleboro 64-46, Mashpee 51-43, and East Bridgewater 64-34. (No details were provided for any of these games). On Friday, the boys will host Carver while the girls will play at Carver. The boys hockey team will pay at Norwell on Saturday at 7:40.
Youth travel teams back in action. The winter weather knocked out the slate of Hull Youth Travel Basketball games last weekend. Thus, the boys and girls teams will be ready for action this weekend. On the girls side, the grade 5 team is at Kingston on Saturday at 8:00; the grade 6 team is at Whitman on Saturday at 1:00, then at home on Sunday vs. Hanover at 4:00; The grade 7 team is at home on Sunday at 5:00 vs. Weymouth; and the grade 8 team is at home on Sunday at 6:00 pm vs. East Bridgewater. The boys teams are also in action. The grade 4 team is at home on Sunday at 2:15 vs. Plymouth South; grade 5 travels to Silver Lake on Saturday at 4:00; the sixth grade boys are at Pembroke on Sunday at 9:30; grade 7 hosts Silver Lake on Sunday at 1:00; and the Grade 8 team is at Rockland on Sunday at 5:30. All girls and boys home games are at Hull High School.
Healey a top NHL prospect. Hull’s Ryan Healey has officially been accepted to Harvard to play his collegiate hockey. He recently played in the Biosteel All-American game on the NHL Network and came out ranked as the 70th rated player in the NHL Mock Draft by the NHL Central Scouting.
Hull Youth Lacrosse registration. Calling all Hull Youth Lacrosse Players! Registration is now open for the spring 2022 season. Visit www.hulllax.com. to register your girls and boys in grades 1-8 before the registration closes on Feb. 28. All new players are welcome. If you have any questions, please email Hullyouthlacrosse@gmail.com. Hull Youth Lacrosse is also looking for boys coaches for Grades 1 and 2 and Grades 5 and 6. If interested, please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
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