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Tolman boys' basketball| Ashley to the rescue as Tolman turns away Tiverton

January 21, 2015

PAWTUCKET  –  Tolman High took advantage of a 16-4 flurry at the start of the final stanza and sailed to a 73-61 Division II victory over Tiverton at the James W. Donaldson Gymnasium on Wednesday night.

Head coach Mike Kayata learned senior swing Prince Johnson would be unable to play as he suffered from the flu, but classmate Derek Ashley mustered a premier performance in his absence. At the small forward spot, Ashley delivered a game-high 22 points with three treys, but that wasn’t the half of it.

Providence College basketball | PLENTY IN RESERVE: Friars’ Harris has taken to coming off the bench

January 21, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The warranty on Tyler Harris’ coming-off-the-bench experiment has officially expired.

Since the probability of the Providence College redshirt junior serving as a reserve for a ninth straight game against Xavier Thursday night is high, the time has officially come to dub Harris as the team’s super sub. When Ed Cooley made the decision to remove Harris from the starting five a month ago – Dec. 20 vs. UMass to be exact – the coach explained the move as a prime chance to bolster the Friars’ firepower off the bench.

Tolman Girls' Basketball | Konte’s triple-double powers Tigers past Bishop Keough, 54-45

January 20, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  Tigers junior center Fenda Konte was force to be reckoned with on Tuesday, notching a triple-double with 16 points, 23 rebounds and 11 blocks, as Tolman held on to beat crosstown foe Bishop Keough, 54-45.
 
Tolman had held a 17-point lead (35-18) over the Koalas with 11:42 left in the final period, and a 16-point advantage (39-23) with less than eight minutes left in the game.
 

Pro football Recap of the week that was

January 20, 2015

Sunday 1/18/15
Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22

St. Raphael – Cumberland Basketball | St. Raphael tops Cumberland for 24th straight league win

January 16, 2015

CUMBERLAND – It was business as usual for St. Raphael Friday night as the Saints improved to 8-0 in Division II-North following a 68-55 win over Cumberland at the Wellness Center.

St. Raphael Basketball | Jones, McParlin power Saints past Cranston East, 62-60

January 16, 2015


PAWTUCKET – The St. Raphael Academy basketball team appeared lost in December and now the Saints seem to have found a way to compete in January.
 
SRA got 21 points and 21 rebounds from talented sophomore Trevante Jones and a game-saving block from senior Kyle McParlin in the closing seconds on Friday night to edge Cranston East, 62-60. 
 

Shea – Tolman Girls Basketball | Raiders edge out Tigers, 56-54, in overtime thriller

January 15, 2015


PAWTUCKET  –  The usual post-game handshakes had just ended, and it took Shea High head coach John Lickert mere milliseconds to track down sophomore guard Yesenia Alvarado and attempt to hoist her on one of his shoulders.

She immediately grinned and began waving to anyone who would notice, and there were quite a few – her teammates, family members, friends, etc.

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

January 15, 2015

1/18/15
Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7

What to watch for:

East Providence boys' basketball | Villa Novans rock Townies with 84-point explosion

January 14, 2015


EAST PROVIDENCE – As much fun as it is, watching Woonsocket run and gun its way past lower echelon Division I opponents, coach T.J. Ciolfi understands that offense alone will not get his team very far in the playoffs.

Boys' Basketball | Former Saints standouts Lynch and Holloway square off with new squads

January 13, 2015


PROVIDENCE – In an alternate world, Graham Lynch’s sweet stroke from beyond the arc and Alex Holloway’s nifty passing skills would be on display in St. Raphael Academy jerseys this winter.