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March 13th, 2015

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | TRIPLE THREAT: Gonzalez, Shittu, Oliver take Saints to new heights

March 13, 2015


KINGSTON – Fred Saunders knows that he’s been in a fortunate position. For the past two seasons, the St. Raphael head coach has been able to put the same three girls in his Saints’ starting lineup.
 

March 12th

Providence College basketball | Dunn, Henton and defense stifle St. John’s 74-57, PC to Big East semi

March 12, 2015


NEW YORK – Under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden, Providence put the college basketball world on notice Thursday that they are not a team to look past, suffocating St. John’s with defense on their way to a 74-57 win in the quarterfinal round of the Big East Tournament.
 

March 10th

Cumberland Boys' Track | Kabba taking his running talents to UMass Lowell

March 10, 2015

CUMBERLAND — Abdullah Kaba was getting nervous. The Cumberland High senior had repeatedly emailed the UMass Lowell cross country and track & field head coach to stoke the recruiting fires, but had no luck in receiving a reply back.

Turns out a simple typographical error was preventing Kaba from properly connecting with River Hawks mentor Gary Gardner.

Cumberland Boys' Hockey | Moving up to higher division didn't faze Clippers in the slightest bit

March 10, 2015

CUMBERLAND – It's more than fair to say Cumberland High varsity head coach Dr. Mark Andreozzi never anticipated the kind of dream season his Clippers have enjoyed.

Because his icemen captured the R.I. Division II Tournament championship a year ago with a near-perfect 22-1-0 overall record (against league opponents), Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials chose to bump his program up to Division I/Eccleston.

There they'd be forced to take on the best public school squads in the state, and Andreozzi knew it would be a big, difficult leap.

March 9th

Providence College basketball | Friars' Dunn had plenty of help en route to winning Co-Big East Defensive Player of the Year

March 9, 2015

PROVIDENCE – For all that he endured injury-wise in his first two seasons in a Providence College uniform, the news of Kris Dunn being named co-winner of the Big East Defensive Player of the Year laurel should be viewed as an organizational achievement.

College Basketball Round Up

March 9, 2015

Saturday, March 7

(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50

Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.

(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59

March 6th

Mount–Lincoln/Cumberland Girls Hockey | Lions struggle to solve MSC defense, Mount takes 2-1 win

March 7, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  Minutes after this epic Friday night tilt had ended, Mount St. Charles’ girls mentor Tony DiLorenzo peered at an onlooker, gave a mammoth “Whew!” and smiled weakly.
 
That’s what happens when you eke out an entertaining, not to mention thrilling, playoff triumph.
 

Commentary | McGair: PawSox fans should take themselves out to the ball game while they can

March 7, 2015


An open letter to PawSox fans:
 
The 2015 home opener is scheduled for Thursday, April 16. Clear the schedule and come on down to McCoy Stadium.
 
There’s also a game at the venerable ballyard the next night, and the following day, and the day after that and … you get the idea.
 

March 5th

High School Hockey | Mount, Lincoln, Burrillville ready to go for postseason

March 6, 2015


A year ago, Mount St. Charles and the Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op team were the two teams out of the 10 in the state that did not qualify for the postseason.

This year, the two squads will face off in a best-of-three series in the DeCosta Division playoffs. The Lions are the higher seed, meaning that Game 1 against the Mounties will take place Friday at 7 p.m. at North Smithfield’s Rhode Island Sports Center.

March 4th

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Oliver shoulders heavy load as Saints outlast Panthers in overtime, 73-67

March 4, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – St. Raphael Academy coach Fred Saunders calls senior guard Kaylee Oliver “one of the best shooters in the state.”

Oliver lived up to the billing on Wednesday night in the state open tournament when she put the Saints on her thin shoulders and carried them to a 73-67 overtime victory against Johnston. SRA advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals against the winner of the North Kingstown-Chariho contest.

Oliver finished with 26 points, 15 of them coming on five three-pointers. She also went 5-for-5 at the free throw line.

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Tigers looking to make the most out of second chance

March 4, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  Veteran Tolman High mentor Mike Kayata still can’t get over his Tigers’ devastating 61-58 to Juanita Sanchez in a R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal at their James W. Donaldson home on Feb. 24.

March 3rd

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Saints plan on remedying D-II title-game loss in Open tourney

March 3, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  The first-ever R.I. Girls’ Open State Tournament could provide St. Raphael Academy head coach Fred Saunders and his troops a bit of solace, especially after they sustained a disgruntling 62-39 loss to Juanita Sanchez in the Division II title tilt on Saturday.

In that one, Cavaliers’ senior standout Davida Dale, who had already signed a letter of intent to play at Syracuse University, torched the Saints for a game-high 29 points.

R.I. Boys & Girls Basketball | IT'S OPEN SEASON: Brackets are set for state's open tournament

March 3, 2015

WARWICK– Judging by the number of girls’ basketball teams that turned out for Monday night’s selection show at the Warwick Mall, the inaugural 16-team open state tournament figures to not suffer from a lack of interest.

March 2nd

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Dale, Juanita Sanchez top Saints to capture R.I. Division II title game

March 3, 2015


PROVIDENCE – Now that Hurricane Davida Dale and her trail of hardwood destruction has passed through, it’s time for St. Raphael Academy to pick up the pieces and count their blessings.
 

College Basketball Round Up

March 2, 2015

The season is winding down. We are entering the final week of the regular season. After that, conference tournaments will start the following weekend. Selection Sunday is March 15th, less than 2 weeks away. Shortly after Selection Sunday, all will be right in the world. People will be printing out brackets and filling them out at their desk. Inevitably, Jan from accounting will win your office pool by picking her favorite mascots and everyone will be in disbelief. It has been an exciting regular season thus far and boy do we still have the best ahead of us.

February 26th

Indoor Track | Central Falls among teams with hopes at New Englands

February 27, 2015


The performance of the Central Falls High boys’ 4x400 relay team at last Saturday’s state indoor track and field championship wasn’t merely good.
 

St. Raphael Girls Basketball | Oliver, Saints skip past Chariho into Div. II finals

February 27, 2015


NORTH KINGSTOWN – St. Raphael’s Academy and Chariho High School faced off in the Div. II semifinals Thursday night, culminating in a lopsided Saints victory by a final score of 55-35.
 
Kaylee Oliver led all scorers with 16 points behind four three-pointers and a perfect 4-4 night at the line. The Chargers were paced by their lone senior, Abigail Cuddy, who had 15 points and was 9-13 from the free-throw stripe. 

February 24th

High School Basketball | St. Raphael advances, Shea falls to Narragansett

February 25, 2015


Mariners knock out Raiders, 68-46  

NARRAGANSETT  –  Chelsea Sahagian landed five treys en route to a game-high 29 points as Narragansett High rolled to a 68-46 triumph over Shea in a R.I. Division III Tournament quarterfinal on Tuesday evening.

Tolman Boys' Basketball | Prieto’s buzzer-beater sinks Tigers

February 25, 2015


PAWTUCKET – Tolman High left its Division II playoff hopes in the hands of Juanita Sanchez’s Miguel Prieto, the state’s leading scorer, on Tuesday night in a quarterfinal round contest. Not a good idea. 
 

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Tigers' comeback bid falls short against Mount

February 25, 2015


WOONSOCKET  –  Tuesday night proved to be a prime example of why Mount St. Charles chief Ray Leveille just doesn’t like facing Tolman High.
 
It’s the Tigers’ size, grit and talent.