Archive - Sports Article
February 23rd, 2015
WOONSOCKET – Burrillville boys and girls, and Woonsocket boys are among the Blackstone Valley area teams competing Tuesday night in the RIIL playoffs.
Burrillville at Davies Tech (Girls)
The Patriots earned a 51-43 win over the Broncos on their Gaskin Alumni Hall home floor back on Jan. 9, but Burrillville had the last laugh with a 48-38 under “The Dome” on Feb. 5.
PAWTUCKET – Tolman High girls’ hoop head coach Tammy Drape admitted Monday afternoon she never thought her club would be in the position it is now earlier this season.
Her Tigers had opened the Division III-North slate with a dismal 0-5 mark, and the idea of playing in the post-season tourney seemed all but lost.
PROVIDENCE – They have been playing Big East men’s basketball since the 1979-80 season. Care to guess how many individual honors from the conference office that charter member Providence College has collected?
Give up? Try four. John Linehan was named Defensive Player of the Year in consecutive seasons (2001 & 2002) and Herbert Hill and Kadeem Batts each earned Most Improved Player kudos in 2007 and 2012, respectively.
(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75
Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
(#3) Gonzaga (28-1) 70
Saint Maryâ€™s (20-7) 60
COVENTRY — The Coventry boys basketball team picked the worst time to go into a prolonged offensive funk.
Coventry averaged just 42.7 points a game during a three-game losing streak to end the regular season and the No. 7 Oakers’ struggled on the offensive end again in Sunday’s Division I preliminary round game against high-scoring No. 10 Woonsocket.
PROVIDENCE – Jack Bauer wanted desperately to reel in a first-ever individual state title at the R.I. Swimming Championships at Brown University’s Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on Saturday.
Actually, it’s been something he’s talked about since last winter, when he came close in both of his specialties – the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke.
PROVIDENCE – Lincoln High head coach Tom DiIorio is no clairvoyant, but he expected an extraordinary performance from junior phenom Mollie Westrick at the R.I. Girls Swimming Championships on Saturday afternoon.
PROVIDENCE – Meaghan Scullin came, she saw, she repeated as an individual state champion.
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