Archive - Mar 4, 2014 - Sports Article
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PAWTUCKET â€” Moses Brown came looking to spoil St. Raphael Academyâ€™s bid for a perfect 16-0 regular season on Tuesday night at Alumni Hall.
The Saints had defeated the Quakers by 21 points in mid-January. That was a rare off night for the visitors, who carried an 11-3 record in Division II action into this playoff tuneup for both sides.
The next wave of games as part of Rhode Islandâ€™s version of â€śMarch Madnessâ€ť are set for Wednesday night with boysâ€™ basketball quarterfinal-round contests in all three divisions taking place at neutral sites around the state.
Two area squads are heading to the same venue as Division II participants Tolman and Central Falls will bus to Coventry High School. The third-seeded Tigers will take the floor first for a 5:30 p.m. matchup against fellow II-Central member and sixth-seeded Exeter/West Greenwich. At roughly 7:30, the seventh-seeded Warriors face No. 2 Barrington.
LINCOLN â€” After the warm-up session, and minutes before a huge Division III-North clash against league-leading North Smithfield High, Davies Tech head coach Joe Handy led his troops outside a door to Gaskin Alumni Hall on Tuesday evening.
There, he looked rather animated, trying to explain to his Patriots how critical it would be to play with fire in their hearts. After all, a postseason berth was at stake.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Call it the definition of a Friar full circle.
The Providence College menâ€™s basketball contest that took place March 2, 2004 isnâ€™t referenced in the sections of the media guide devoted to noteworthy dates and games in program history, and with good reason: On that night, nothing went right. Pittsburgh waltzed into the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center and laid a major hurt on the Ryan Gomes-led and Tim Welsh-coached Friars, rolling to a stunningly easy 88-61 victory.
â€śI remember,â€ť said PC Athletic Director Bob Driscoll when reached Monday.