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February 1st, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€“ How do you cure those Friar blues? Answer: a visit from the Scarlet Knights.
Despite playing two very uneven halves Wednesday night, Providence was able to secure a rare Big East triumph at the expense of Rutgers, 78-67. The win snaps a four-game losing streak for the Friars, who placed five players in double figures led by strong performances from Bilal Dixon (18 points, 10 rebounds) and Vincent Council (11 points, 14 assists).
â€śI thought today was our day,â€ť said a clearly-relieved Ed Cooley, his Friars now 2-8 in the league and 13-10 overall.
If Burrillville wants to remain in the top four of the Division Iâ€™s power standings and play for the new Championship Division crown next month, then this weekend is the one that could make or break the Broncosâ€™ chances.
The Broncos, who are 8-4 and occupy fourth place in the divisionâ€™s overall standings, are facing their toughest two-day stretch of the season in the form of a Friday 9:30 p.m. clash at Thayer Arena against first-place Bishop Hendricken (10-1-1) and a Saturday 8:30 p.m. battle in the friendly confines of Levy Arena against Moses Brown (6-5-1).
PAWTUCKET â€“ If Mike Tamburro were to take a page from late night talk show David Letterman and compose a top 10 list based exclusively on all the achievements and accolades bestowed upon him over the years, chances are the exercise would tug at the heart of the team president of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
The next time you visit Youtube.com, do yourself a favor and type in â€śWill Blackmon Recovery.â€ť The segment is only 10 minutes in length and offers terrific insight into someone whoâ€™s been repeatedly knocked down throughout his six-years-and-counting NFL odyssey, only to refuse to stay down for the count.
CUMBERLAND --- Shea coach Matt Pita got exactly what he wanted from his ballclub on Tuesday night â€“ 32 minutes of smart basketball â€“ and because of that, his Raiders picked up a surprisingly-lopsided victory over Cumberland.
Six-foot-six center Michael Neal produced a game-high 15 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocked shots to power a balanced scoring assault by the Raiders and help them bus home with a resounding 77-46 triumph at the Clippersâ€™ Wellness Center.
CUMBERLAND â€” After surviving a staph infection scare that shut down the Cumberland High wrestling program for a week, the Clippers return to the mat this week for a pair of tough matches with La Salle Academy and Cranston West.
â€śEvery match we have from here on out is going to be tough,â€ť Cumberland coach Steve Gordon admitted on Monday. â€śNext week, we host unbeaten Hendricken and the week after that we visit Warwick Veterans. Both of those teams are state title contenders.â€ť
Gordon is just happy to have his team wrestling again.
PROVIDENCE â€” There was no doubt in Lindsay Rachlowâ€™s mind that her team would be competitive in Division II this winter.
In her first season as head coach of Burrillville High last year, Rachlow watched her Broncos struggle during the adjustment stage with an 0-9 start. But they then ran off eight straight victories to eventually make the playoffs. From that squad, only two seniors graduated.
Why not Jose Iglesias?
More than a week has gone by since the Red Sox traded shortstop Marco Scutaro. The exchange with Colorado marked the second time this offseason that general manager/budget balancer Ben Cherington has shipped away a potential starting shortstop, last monthâ€™s Jed Lowrie-to-Houston swap officially re-catalogued as the first domino to fall.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mount St. Charles took charge of the Emma Division race on Saturday night with a 3-1 victory over La Salle Academy.
This battle between the two top teams in the state featured a strong goaltending performance by La Salleâ€™s Holly Scott (45 saves) that kept the game close.
Mount took a 1-0 lead just one minute into the game on an unassisted goal by Brianna Castro. La Salle tied it at the 3:27 mark when Meaghan Rickard beat Mount goalie Sarah Erban.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After scoring its biggest win of the season on Friday night, Mount St. Charles endured a stunning 6-1 loss to La Salle Academy at Adelard Arena on Saturday night.
The Rams may have caught the Mounties napping early in this game as they scored two first-period goals and then added two more in the second period for a 4-0 lead after two stanzas.