Archive - Feb 29, 2012 - Sports Article
BURRILLVILLE â€” History has been extremely good to the Burrillville/Ponaganset co-op team when it comes to playing Barringtonâ€™s East Bay co-op squad.
Even since Barrington joined the girlsâ€™ hockey varsity ranks eight years ago, the Broncos have had the Eaglesâ€™ number. They own a 12-2 record against them, and a five-game win streak that has seen the Eagles strengthen their numbers by adding Mount Hope and Portsmouth to its co-op squad, yet the Broncos still win each time by five or more goals.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” After a rather sloppy initial half, one in which it registered 15 turnovers and had serious issues netting a bucket, North Smithfield High head coach Alisha Brannon took her troops aside and told them simply to calm down and think.
â€śBasically, we have a tendency to rush on offense, and the first half was a classic example,â€ť she said. â€śThey try to pass too quickly or dribble past (defenders). At halftime, I told them to quit rushing and spread the floor.