Archive - Dec 24, 2010 - Sports Article
CUMBERLAND â€“ â€śOf course, we had a Christmas party every year at the Boys Club,â€ť Mike Pappas was saying earlier this week. â€śThere would be presents for all the kids. And we made sure to hand out a Christmas basket to a needy family. That was important to us.â€ť
The Christmas Party tradition still exists at the Pawtucket Boys & Girls Club, an organization Pappas first became aware of as a Depression-era youngster living up the street in a three-story tenement. As an adult, Pappas would spend 41 years working at the club, the last 26 as its Executive Director.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Tiverton put the brakes on Shea Highâ€™s offense during a 72-53 romp over the Raiders on Thursday night.
Shea, coming off a 94-92 up-tempo win over North Providence on Monday, contributed to its own demise with a variety of missed layups and close-in shots that prevented the Raiders from turning to their pressing defense following a made basket.
â€śIf we had made our layups, we could have used the press,â€ť Shea coach Matt Pita said after the game. â€śBut we shot poorly all night. The bottom line is we have to rebound the ball and make our layups and we did neither tonight.â€ť