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March 17th, 2015
KINGSTON — After playing two, slow-down Atlantic 10 Tournament conference games over the weekend, the No. 3 Rhode Island basketball team finally found an opponent that was willing to play an up-tempo, 94-foot contest.
In the first round of the National Invitational Tournament, the Rams and No. 6 Iona traded dunks, 3-pointers, transition buckets and free throws – lots and lots of free throws – for 40 minutes Tuesday night.
PROVIDENCE – The state’s ball fields are nowhere near ready for use. Bur no, interscholastic spring sports are not being canceled. Nor will regular-season games be reduced, as of yet.
“We put out to the athletic directors: What can we do?” said Interscholastic League Executive Director Tom Mezzanotte during Monday’s Principals’ Committee on Athletics meeting.
PROVIDENCE – A little divine intervention can never hurt, so why not give it a shot?
Minutes after Mount St. Charles Athletic Director Richard Lawrence arrived at Brown University's Meehan Auditorium prior to the R.I. DeCosta Division Tournament rubber tilt between his Mounties and Warwick Co-op, he strolled down the steps to the near bench.
There, he had a few words for head coach Tony DiLorenzo, then walked slowly back to his seat next to assistant A.D. Ray Leveille.
WOONSOCKET– After a season that ran the emotional gamut, Mount St. Charles coach Dave Belisle was thankful for his support system.
His team’s season drew to a close Saturday night as Bishop Hendricken scored five unanswered goals to take Game 2 of the best-of-three State Championship Division semifinals, 6-2, at Adelard Arena.
PROVIDENCE – They are a team that offers fearless freshmen mixed in with gritty veterans.
Somehow, these two groups from completely opposite ends of the college basketball spectrum succeeded in meshing together and picking up where their predecessors left off.
CRANSTON – North Smithfield High’s 8-0 dismantling of East Providence in the first of the best-of-three R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal set on Friday night was no joke.
The dominance (and that’s an understatement) continued 24 hours later as the top-ranked Northmen posted an identical triumph in Game No. 2 at Cranston Vets Rink on Saturday evening.
PROVIDENCE – The Mount St. Charles icewomen yielded top-seeded Warwick Co-op an exorbitant 34 attempts on the cage during the opener of the R.I. DaCosta Division Tournament best-of-three final on Friday night, but the Mounties eventually claimed a stunning 4-2 triumph.
That came courtesy of senior Taylor Dill’s 32 stops.
WARWICK – For Mount St. Charles, the season has come down to one game.
An encouraging start by the No. 3 seed Mounties was all but forgotten by the end as second seed Bishop Hendricken skated off with a 6-3 win in Game 1 of the best-of-three Championship/Cimini Division semifinals Friday night at Thayer Arena. The Mounties will look to stave off elimination when the series shifts to Adelard Arena for Game 2 on Saturday.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – If North Smithfield High’s icemen had set out to make a statement in this R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal series against East Providence, it did so – and then some.
From the opening faceoff to the final horn, it was pure and utter domination.
NEW YORK – If LaDontae Henton couldn’t win Big East Player of the Year, the Providence senior was glad to see the next best thing happen.
“That’s my teammate and a brother,” said Henton when asked about Kris Dunn receiving the conference’s top individual honor. “I was hoping that he would get Player of the Year, either he or myself.”
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