|2/15/2013 ||Diman 49, Avon 44 - The Lady Bengals finished their season with a 49-44 win over Avon. The win brings their final record to 9-13, one game shy of making the tournament. Alexis Vadeboncoeur scored 9 points, while Lacey perry added 7. Lexie Botelho scored 29 points, which put her past the 1,000 point mark, finishing her Diman career with 1,007 points! Congratulations!. |
|2/14/2013 ||Diman 60, Bishop Connolly 26 - The Lady Bengals powered through Bishop Connolly, 60-26, bringing them to 8 wins on the season. Lexie Botelho dominated with 29 points and 28 rebounds. Brynn Pasternak added 12 points and 8 assists. Alexis Vadeboncoeur scored 7 points, while Lacey Perry and Sabrina Ponte scored 5 points apiece.|
|2/13/2013 ||New Bedford Voke 65, Diman 43 - The Lady Bengals lost to New Bedford Voke, 65-43, effectively ending their tournament hopes for the season. Starting sluggishly, the Bengals fell to a 19-8 deficit after the 1st quarter. The Bengals work up a the end of the half, closing the Bear lead to 31-20. The Voke Bears came out tough in the 3rd quarter, scoring 25 points and never looking back. Lexie Botelho led all scorers with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Alexis Vadeboncoeur and Brynn Pasternak scored 7 apiece. |
|2/12/2013 ||Diman 45, Southeastern 39 - The Lady Bengals improved to 7-12 on Senior Night, with a gritty victory against a scrappy Southeastern team, 45-39. The Bengals jumped out to a 28-16 halftime lead on the strength of their half-court trap defense. The second half proved to be a struggle for the Bengals, as Southeastern slowly chipped away at the Bengal lead, but an 6-0 run early in the 4th quarter proved to be enough to pull the Bengals through. Sabrina Ponte led all scorers with 13 points. Lexie Botelho and Brynn Pasternak both added 10 points, while Alexis Vadeboncoeur added 6, and Lacey Perry, Catelyn Dube, and Nicole Amaral chipped in 2 points apiece.|
|2/6/2013 ||Diman 48, Tri-County 47 - The Lady Bengals played clutch last night, beating Tri-County, 48-47 in overtime. The Bengals dominated the first half, leading 21-11 going into intermission. But the 3rd quarter turned out to be disasterous for Diman, being outscored 15-1.Diman trailed by 5 points with 1:08 left in the 4th quarter, then things started to click. The Lady Bengals stayed calm and managed the clock, which allowed Sabrina Ponte to hit a game tying 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in regulation. Overtime was nip-and-tuck, but with 14 seconds left, Lexi Botelho went to the line and hit one of two free throws for the go-ahead score. Great game, ladies!|
|2/4/2013 ||Old Colony 64, Diman 55 - The Lady Bengals played their most inspired effort of the year against Old Colony. After trailing by 15 points at halftime and 18 in the 3rd quarter, the Lady Bengals never gave up and erased the deficit to 4 points with 1:24 to go. Two untimely turnovers and 7-of-9 foul shooting from Old Colony sealed the Bengals' fate with a 64-55 loss. It was a total team effort! Good work, ladies!|
|1/23/2013 ||Diman 58, B-P 35 - The Lady Bengals dominated Bristol-Plymouth, 58-35. The Bengals came out fired up, outscoring B-P 19-8 in the first quarter, after which the Bengals never looked back. Lexie Botelho had an all-star performance, with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists. Sabrina Ponte notched 18 points and 9 rebounds. Brynn Pasternak scored 10 points. Alexis Vadeboncoeur had 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Katie McDonnell added 6 points and 4 rebounds. The Bengals improved to 5-8 for the season.|
|1/15/2013 ||Southeastern 43, Diman 41 - The girls lost a close game on a buzzer-beater at Southeastern, 43-41. Despite having several opportunities to close out the game in the last 18 seconds, the girls failed to pull out the win.|
|1/11/2013 ||Diman 52, Sacred Heart 37 - The Lady Bengals picked up their 3rd win of the season, defeating Sacred Heart 52-37. The Bengals were impressive, putting together a total team effort. Lexie Botelho dominated with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Brynn Pasternak controlled the offense with 16 points and 8 assists. Katie McDonnell contributed 6 points and 9 rebounds. Alexis Vadeboncoeur and Sabrina Ponte scored 5 points apiece.|
|1/8/2013 ||Tri-County 48, Diman 44 - The Lady Bengals lost a tough game to Tri-County, 48-44. The Bengals led the entire game except when it counted: the end. Leading by 8 points going into the 4th quarter, four players fouled out in succession. Diman fought till the end, but Tri-County chipped away at the lead. Alexis Vadeboncoeur had her best game as a Bengal with 8 points and good defensive play. Lexie Botelho had 17 rebounds. Brynn Pasternak lead the offense with 18 points. Katie McDonnell and Sabrina Ponte each added 6 points.|
|1/4/2013 ||Blue Hills 44, Diman 28 - The girls lost to top-ranked Blue Hills, 44-28. The Lady Bengals played a smart game, but had trouble scoring in the second and third quarters. The Bengals are now 2-5 on the season.|
|12/20/2012 ||Somerset-Berkley 60, Diman 25 - The Lady Bengals played tough against Somerset-Berkley, losing 60-25. Going into the holiday break, the Bengals' record is 2-4. Lexie Botelho scored 14 points, Brynn Pasternak scored 3, Maryssa Couto and Nicole Amaral scored two apiece, and Alexis Vadeboncoeur played solid defense.|
|12/18/2012 ||Diman 33, Old Colony 14|
|12/17/2012 ||Diman 51, Avon 46 - The Lady Bengals squeaked out a close 51-46 win against a hot-shooting Avon team. Diman jumped to a 28-12 halftime lead on strong defense and hustle, but Avon came out in the 3rd quarter and dominated - scoring 22 points. Lexie Botelho and her 22 points took over the game in the 4th quarter, scoring 7 points and cleaning up the boards. Brynn Pasternak hit 3-of-4 clutch free throws at the end of the game to add to her 14 points. Alexis Vadeboncoeur played tough defense and scored 5 points. Maryssa Couto and Catelyn Dube contributed 4 points each in their first varsity start. Shelby Swanson played amazing transition defense and added 2 points. The win improves the team's record to 2-3.|
|12/11/2012 ||Diman 47, Bristol-Plymouth 26 - The Lady Bengals won their league opener against Bristol-Plymouth, 47-26. The Bengals played tough defense and cleaned up the boards. The win improves their record to 1-2 overall. Lexie Botelho dominated with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Alexis Vadeboncoeur played swarming defense with 5 steals. Brynn Pasternak added 10 points and led the team with 6 assists. Marissa Couto played quality minutes, contributing 2 points and 8 rebounds|
|12/10/2012 ||New Bedford Voke 58, Diman 26 - The Lady Bengals dropped a hard-fought game to New Bedford Voke, 58-26. Trailing 28-16 at the half, the Bengals started the second half strong, but quickly ran into foul trouble. Lexie Botelho dominated the boards with 16 rebounds and 15 points. Lacey Perry played tenacious defense with 9 steals. Katie McDonnell added 5 points and 6 rebounds, and Brynn Pasternack chipped in with 4 points and 5 assists.|
|12/7/2012 ||Somerset-Berkley 60, Diman 29 - It’s not about how you start, but how you finish.|
After early shooting troubles, Somerset Berkley’s offense caught fire in the second half as the Raiders defeated non-league opponent Diman 60-29 on Friday night at Somerset Berkley Regional High School. Story continues.
|2/17/2012 ||Westport 40, Diman 28 - The Lady Bengals' season came to an end last night at Westport High School. Needing a win to get into to the state tournament, the Bengals came up a little short, losing 40-28. Diman put forth a great effort in this game and all season! Coach Doyle and Coach Furtado would like to congratulate you all on a successful season and thank you for all your dedication and teamwork. |
Their time may not have arrived just yet, but the future indeed looks bright.
With a postseason state tournament berth riding on the line, Diman Regional Vocational gave it a game effort Thursday night but it wouldn’t be enough as the Wildcats of Westport emerged the winner, 40-28, in a Mayflower Conference girls’ basketball matchup. Story continues.
|2/14/2012 ||Blue Hills 58, Diman 35 - On Senior Night, the Lady Bengals left their hearts on the court... they gave it all they had, but it wasn't enough to beat 1st place Blue Hills, 58-35. Lexie Botelho scored 19 points and was tough on the boards. Brynn Pasternak shot well with 9 points, and Sabrina Ponte added 6 points. |
It all comes down to Thursday.
Needing to win one of its final two games to secure a postseason berth, the Diman girls’ basketball team couldn’t get it done Tuesday, falling 58-35 to visiting Blue Hills on Senior Night.
The Bengals (9-10) must win at Westport on Thursday (5 p.m.) to qualify for the state tournament. Story continues.
|2/10/2012 ||Diman 52, Bristol-Plymouth 32 - The girls' varsity team improved their record to 9-9 with a 52-32 win over Bristol-Plymouth. Sabrina Ponte led the way with 13 points and she was helped out by 9 points apiece by Lexie Botelho and Andrea Gervasio. Cassie Bell scored her first career varsity points and Sam Missildine played well in her varsity debut.|
|2/8/2012 ||Diman 54, Tri-County 34 - The Lady Bengals had an impressive game against Tri-County, winning 54-34. The win brings their record to 8-9. Sabrina Ponte was the game's leading scorer with 22. Lexie Botelho had 14 points, while Katie McDonnell and Lacey Perry added 4 each. Brynn Pasternak and Hailey Levesque chipped in with 3 each. Kendel Tavares and Shelby Swanson added 2 points.|
|2/3/2012 ||Diman 44, Sacred Heart 42 - The Lady Bengals upset the second place Sacred Heart Saints, 44-42. Diman played a smart game and frustrated Sacred Heart with their zone defense. After three quarters, the Lady Bengals led 38-26. In the 4th, things got sloppy, as Sacred Heart turned on the pressure. The Bengals bent but did not break, pulling out the close victory. Sabrina Ponte score 21, Brynn Pasternak played great defense, and Katie McDonnell and Lexie Botelho owned the boards.|
|2/1/2012 ||Bishop Connolly 59, Diman 46 - The Lady Bengals lost a tough game to Bishop Connolly, 46-59. Diman held a close halftime lead, 19-15, but was dominated in the third quarter, being outscored 23-6. Sloppy play, turnovers, and foul trouble plagued Diman in the second half. A late run in the 4th quarter got the game to 6 points, but Connolly was solid from the free-throw line down the stretch.|
Chelsea Gordon threw herself quite an 18th birthday party Wednesday.
The Bishop Connolly senior poured in a game-high 23 points, including 15 in the second half, as the Cougars overcame a four-point halftime deficit to knock off the Diman Bengals 59-46 in Mayflower Large girls' basketball action. Story continues.
|1/30/2012 ||New Bedford Voke 74, Diman 42 - The Lady Bengals played their best 3 quarters of basketball last night against New Bedford Voke, but it wasn't enough. The loss brings Diman's record to 6-8. Sabrina Ponte scored 15 points with three 3-pointers. Lexie Botelho added 10 points. Lacey Perry played strong defense. Katie McDonnell and Kendel Tavares were tough on the boards. |
|1/27/2012 ||Diman 71, Southeastern 62|
|1/25/2012 ||Westport 44, Diman 32 - The girls lost to Westport, 44-32. Brynn Pasternak had 10 points, Lexie Botelho had 8 points, Katie McDonnell had 6 pts, Sabirna Ponte scored 5 points, and Andrea Gervasio chipped in with 3.|
|1/23/2012 ||Diman 51, Avon 16 - The girls improved to 5-6 with an impressive win against Avon, 51-16. The Lady Bengals led 20-12 at halftime, and in the second half the Bengal defense was smothering: holding Avon scoreless until the last 2 minutes of the 4th quarter. The win was a total team effort.|
|1/20/2012 ||Blue Hills 65, Diman 51 - The girls lost to Blue Hills, 65-51. After trailing 36-17, the Lady Bengals turned it on in the second half, scoring 23 points in the 4th quarter to turn it into a game. Lexie Botelho scored 25 points and was a force on the boards, and Andrea Gervasio provided a spark with four 3-pointers.|
|1/17/2012 ||Old Colony 67, Diman 46 - The girls' varsity basketball team fell to 4-5 overall with a home loss to Old Colony, 67-46. Old Colony led at halftime, 43-16 on strong defense and shooting. Diman came out and played furious defense in the second half and rallied back to within 11 points, but Old Colony pulled firmly away on solid foul shooting, hitting 12/17 shots. Lexie Botelho had 19 points, Sabrina Ponte scored 13, and Brynn Pasternak added solid defense.|
Nicole Mareiro scored 25 of her 26 points in the first half and knocked down seven 3-pointers as visiting Old Colony built a 27-point halftime lead and came away with a 67-46 girls’ basketball victory over Diman on Tuesday night.
The Bengals held the cougars to six third-quarter points and then used a 12-0 run to open the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 49-37, but was unable to get any closer than 11 points the rest of the way as Old Colony improved to 9-0. Story continues.
|1/10/2012 ||Diman 43, Tri-County 16 - The Lady Bengals earned their third win of the season at Tri-County, 43-16. In the first half, the Bengals struggled to a 15-15 tie. But in the third quarter, Diman roared off 22 points. The stifling defense, led by Lacey Perry, held Tri-County to 1 second half point. Kendel Tavares was strong on the boards. Lexie Botelho lead all scorers with 14, with Sabrina Ponte adding 11 and Katie McDonnell chipping in 8.|
|1/5/2012 ||Sacred Heart 47, Diman 38 - The Lady Bengals' first quarter struggles sealed their fate in a losing effort to Sacred Heart, 47-38. The Bengals managed only 3 first quarter points and were trailing by 16 half-way through the second quarter. Then Diman turned the defense on and battled back to make the score 42-38 with a minute and a half to go, but in the closing moments Sacred Heart hit their free throws to seal their victory.|
|12/20/2011 ||Old Colony 66, Diman 47 - The Lady Bengals fell to 2-3 against Old Colony, 47-66. The Bengals fought hard the whole game and got themselves within striking distance, down 11 with 6 minutes left in the 4th quarter, but the Cougars went on a run and the Bengals never recovered. Lexie Botelho had 19 points, Sabrina Ponte had 17 points, Brynn Pasternack had 5 points, and Kendel Tavares had 4. |
|12/16/2011 ||Diman 49, Bishop Connolly 36 - The Lady Bengals defeated Bishop Connolly Friday night, 49-36. The game was close, 29-27, going into the 4th quarter, then the Bengals exploded for 20 points to seal the victory. Sabrina Ponte scored 13 points, Lexie Botelho had 12, and Andrea Gervasio added two 3-pointers.|
The Diman girls’ basketball team faced Bishop Connolly on Friday night at Diman Regional High School. The Lady Bengals overcame a first-half deficit and a fourth-quarter surge lifted Diman to a 49-29 win over the Cougars. The victory was Diman’s second in a row.
“I saw lot of hustle. It was a total team effort,” said Bengals coach Shane Doyle. Story continues.
|12/13/2011 ||Southeastern 54, Diman 26 - The girls lost to Southeastern, 26-54. After trailing 22-17 at halftime, the Lady Bengals were shut down by a strong Southeastern defense. Lexie Botelho had 13 points and Alexis Vadeboncoeur added 4. |
|12/12/2011 ||New Bedford Voke 64, Diman 45 - The Lady Bengals played a hard-fought game against New Bedford Voke. The Bengals lost 64-45, but received a great defensive effort from the whole team. Lexie Botelho was a force inside and the game's high-scorer with 25 points. Sabrina Ponte chipped in with 10 points. Alexis Vadeboncoeur played swarming defense and Kendel Tavares blocked 2 shots.|
Congrats to Lexie Botelho
Diman student Lexie Botelho was recently nominated for the Cowens Award, a student-athlete-citizen award for basketball-playing seniors. Here's her profile from the Herald News
LEXIE BOTELHO, Diman Regional:
One of the most productive players in Bengal history, Botelho averaged 17 points and 14 rebounds per game and finished her career with 1,007 points, reaching quadruple figures in her last game. She’s been a Mayflower Athletic Conference all-star for the last three years and was the league’s MVP this season. A three-year member of the honor roll, Botelho has a 3.0 GPA. She was on the Junior Class Committee and was the 2012 Cancer Walk organizer.
GIRLS' BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Diman's time to shine
Now it’s their turn.
The Diman Bengals, who missed the state tournament by a game a year ago despite not having a senior in the starting lineup, are eager to make that postseason run this year.
The Bengals return four of those five starters (one isn’t returning due to work commitments) and are hoping to make some noise in the Mayflower League.
“I think there’s an opportunity for us to move to that upper tier this year,” said Diman coach Shane Doyle. “We return four starters, have some experience, but we’ll be looking for some depth.”
Senior Lexie Botelho, a three-time league all-star returns at power forward after leading the team in scoring and rebounding a year ago.
Also returning from the starting lineup is 6-foot-2 sophomore center Katherine McDonnell, sophomore shooting guard Brynn Pasternak and sophomore point guard Lacey Perry, who was also a standout soccer player.
“I think Lacey is realizing she’s a basketball player,” Doyle said. “Last year as a freshman, she didn’t really know how to facilitate a game, but she has matured a lot this year.”
Senior guard Alexis Vadeboncoeur, a three-year varsity player, returns, as does senior forward Shelby Swanson, who has two years of varsity experience.
Sophomore Catelyne Dube, along with juniors Samantha Missildine and Abigail Ferreira, are also expected to make a push for significant playing time. From the Herald News