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CENTRAL FALLS â Central Falls dedicated its latest Navigant Tip-Off Tournament championship to former coach Joe Handy.
âWe wanted to get this one for Joe,â said new C.F. coach Nick Lafreniere on Tuesday evening after his Warriors rolled to a 38-24 victory over Davies Tech in the tournament final. âJoe was a mentor and a friend to me and a great coach. I talked to him on the phone today and told him we wanted to win for him.â
Lafreniere and his players are trying to maintain a great winning tradition established by previous C.F. teams. They got off to a good start to their season by winning two games in the Navigant tournament. Kayla Camara led the way against Davies, scoring 13 points. Anjelique Cooley added 9 points for the Warriors, who led 13-9 at halftime before pulling away in the second half.
âWe played better defense in the second half and got some easy transition baskets,â Lafreniere admitted. âKayla did a good job tonight. She is probably our smartest player. She has a lot of skills and potential. She played within her limits tonight and I was proud of her for that.â
Dy Ann Cardona led Davies with 8 points.
C.F. returns to action on Thursday when it hosts Tolman in a 7 p.m. game. Davies will host North Smithfield in a 4:15 p.m. game on Thursday.
DAVIES (24) â Dy Ann Cardona 2 4-8 8, Kaitlin Flynn 2 1-2 5, Jessika Morales 3 1-3 7, Kelly Waleska 2 0-2 4, Dainna Shipman 0 0-0 0, Liz Arruda 0 0-0 0, Jackie Sequin 0 0-0 0; totals 9 6-14 24.
CENTRAL FALLS (38) â Holly Webb 1 0-2 2, Jennifer Cabral 1 0-0 2, Kayla Camara 5 2-3 13, Brianna Cooley 2 0-0 5, Shariela Jimenez 2 1-2 5, Leticia Orsorio 1 0-0 2, Megan Faria 0 0-0 0, Solyris Vega 0 0-0 0, Sasha Gonzalez 0 0-0 0, Anjelique Cooley 4 1-2 9; totals 16 3-7 38.
Halftime: CF, 13-9.
Three-point field goals: Camara 1, B. Cooley 1.