Archive - Feb 5, 2012 - Sports Article
PROVIDENCE â€“ There are times that Ed Cooley must feel like heâ€™s being pulled in a thousand directions.
On one hand, Cooley is trying to build a program befitting of his workmanlike image. In order to accomplish that, the first-year PC head coach needs players that compliment this ideal. Based on the buzz surrounding one of the nationâ€™s most talked about recruiting classes, Cooley has allowed Friar fans to dream big about what the future may hold.
PAWTUCKET â€“ East Providenceâ€™s 2-0 victory over previously undefeated Johnston/North Providence was definitely the big news in Division III over the weekend.
â€śSurprised?â€ť Tolman coach Steve Reynolds said, repeating a question on Sunday morning, 12 hours after his team completed a 10-0 romp over Warwick Veterans. â€śA little bit. But East Providence is a very good defensive team and they are physical. Plus, itâ€™s tough to go undefeated for the whole season.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€“ Five additional minutes seemed like a risky proposition for the Providence Friars. Turns out it was.
The final verdict, an 87-84 nail-biter in West Virginiaâ€™s favor, only re-opened the wound regarding how PC let Sundayâ€™s Big East contest slip away. Missed free throws coupled with an inability to snatch rebounds on the defensive end were the main culprits. The two bugaboos came back to bite the home team hard when Mountaineers senior Daryl â€śTruckâ€ť Bryant calmly and coolly splashed in a 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining in OT, breaking what was a 84-84 affair.