Archive - Feb 18, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€“ Hoya Destroya, indeed.
A Georgetown team that figures to be a tough out come NCAA Tournament time slowed the Providence College Friars to a virtual crawl Saturday night in a 63-53 Hoya win that wasnâ€™t even as close as the final score indicates. PC shot 25.9 percent for the game after compiling a 4-for-28 horror show in the first half. Such a frigid display made the task of trying to shock the 10th-ranked team in the country even more of a tall order, one that PC coach Ed Cooley openly acknowledged during his postgame meeting with the press.
WOONSOCKET â€” A motorist's discovery of a relative's stolen car operating on Wood Avenue resulted in the arrest of a 16-year-old city boy on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and driving violations Thursday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The school department's continuing budget problems will be back in the limelight this week when the school committee considers laying off all of the department's union employees for the coming school year.
PROVIDENCE â€“ In a time of uncertainty, all Ali Sayles of Mount St. Charles could do is rely on pure adrenaline â€“ hoping somehow, some way that everything would work out for the best.
Despite a tough ending in the finals of the girlsâ€™ high jump at Saturdayâ€™s R.I. Indoor Track & Field Championships, Sayles was able to salvage a bit of good news. The senior cleared the bar with a leap of five feet, four inches, good for second place overall. Saylesâ€™ jump was also a personal- and school-best (she achieved 5-2 at the 2011 indoor state meet).
WESTFIELD, Mass. â€” Lee Vazquez is the â€śLittle Big Manâ€ť of the Westfield State University menâ€™s basketball team.
Standing at only 5-foot-6, the explosive point guard and former Woonsocket High standout is ranked 18th nationally in the NCAA Division III ranks in scoring, averaging 21.3 points per game. He has been putting up some big numbers this season, scoring more than 30 points in six games, including a career-high 41 vs. Worcester State.