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February 18th, 2015
Technically, Brad Stevens became the head coach of the Boston Celtics in July 2013.
Unofficially, Stevens is still waiting for his ship to come in, i.e. a legit chance to put his stamp on a rebuilding project that for all intents and purposes is still going through the spin cycle – with no apparent end in sight.
KINGSTON — The buzzword when Dan Hurley took over as Rhode Island basketball coach nearly three years ago was culture.
Even though the Rams struggled to win games in Hurley's first two seasons, a winning culture was in the midst of being developed.
On Wednesday night, against rival UMass which has ruined URI's NCAA Tournament chances four times in the last decade, the Rams cemented that culture.
PROVIDENCE – There remains some work to be done, but the Providence College Friars are close to feeling good about their NCAA Tournament prospects.
LINCOLN – With Jermaine Perez, Nick Juckett, Connor Sheehan and Tommy Beauchemin all scheduled to return next season for Lincoln High, the future looks very promising for head coach Kent Crooks.
CUMBERLAND – The President of the Cumberland Youth Baseball/Softball League painted a picture that in the aftermath of Jackie Robinson West’s fall from grace reiterates the importance of participants having everything from proof of residency to meeting the appropriate age requirements check out accordingly.
BRISTOL – Cumberland High senior standout Jack Bauer came ever-so-close to capturing a pair of individual events at the R.I. Division I Boys' Swimming Championships on Monday afternoon, but had to settle for one.
He was neither thrilled with nor upset about his outings at the Roger Williams University natatorium, but did admit he was looking forward to the winter season finale – that is, the state championships.
WOONSOCKET — After playing superbly in a 40-33 triumph at Burrillville on Friday night, Mount St. Charles just couldn't find the right answers as the Broncos rolled to a 56-39 Division III-North victory on Monday night.
Had the Mounties recorded the “back-to-back,” they would've climbed into a second-place tie behind league-leading Scituate, but instead fell to 8-8 in league action. Burrillville improved to 10-6.
CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High head coach Deb Engels had hoped her squad would turn around their collective fate – that is, three straight defeats – when it hosted rival Lincoln on Monday night.
The Lions had other ideas. Meg Chatowsky finished with a game-high 23 points to help the visitors claim a 47-45 Division II-North triumph at The Wellness Center.
The Lions jumped out to a 28-19 advantage at the break and withstood a furious second-half comeback to record their third win this season.
Saturday February 14, 2015
(#1) Kentucky (25-0) 77
South Carolina (12-12) 43
Kentucky came out and took care of business against one of the SEC cellar dwellers. The Wildcats opened up a 25 point lead before the half was over and then put in in cruise control for the second half. Willie Cauley-Stein led the balanced scoring effort by Kentucky with 14 points.
(#2) Virginia (23-1) 61
Wake Forest (12-14) 60
Nancy Belisle touched a lot of lives – rivaling as many sporting events she attended throughout the years.
Married to a husband who spent his winters coaching hockey and his springs and summers on the baseball circuit, and a mother to four boys who were also heavily involved in youth and interscholastic sports, Nancy Belisle exemplified devotion. If there was a game involving a family member, the odds were pretty good that she would be in the stands and cheering them on to victory.
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