Archive - Feb 22, 2011 - Sports Article
NORTH PROVIDENCE â€“ The music played over the PA system to introduce the players from top-seeded North Providence High was the theme song from the movie â€śRockyâ€ť â€“ the fictional story of the Philadelphia southpaw who overcame all odds to eventually become the heavyweight champion.
While the music was appropriate for the Cougars, who showed plenty of heart in Mondayâ€™s Division II quarterfinal matchup with No. 8 seed Tolman, it would be hard to not say the same for a gutsy Tiger squad.
NEWPORT â€“ Shea High went down fighting in the Division II quarterfinals on Monday night, rallying from a 12-point halftime deficit to lead in the final minute, only to see second-seeded Rogers hit a crucial three-pointer with 12 seconds left that produced a dramatic 59-56 victory over the Raiders.
COVENTRY â€” It was with 10:27 to go in the game when Coventry head boys basketball coach Tom Campbell called a timeout with his Oakers in serious trouble against St. Raphael Academy that it was more than just them losing the game and having no momentum for the upcoming RIIL Open Boys Basketball Tournament.
The Oakersâ€™ pride was in severe jeopardy since the Saints made C. Arthur Flori Gymnasium all their own for two-thirds of the Division I Quarterfinal game on Monday night.
After that timeout, Coventry gained back more than its pride and momentum.
PAWTUCKET --- When Lincoln and Cumberland were rivals in the old Met B league from the mid-1990s to 2004, the two neighbors hooked up in some entertaining, tightly-contested meetings that were true crowd pleasers.
Since then, they have played in different divisions, but they have still found a way to include each other on their non-league schedules.
On Monday afternoon, the two teams met again in the second annual Kyle J. McLaughlin Scholarship Fund benefit hockey game at Lynch Arena and gave the gathering on hand an excellent high school contest to watch.