PROVIDENCE – The good news for Friar faithful: PC currently sits in a four-way tie for first place in the Big East.
The bad news: those same Friars are averaging 69.1 points-per-game through 17 outings, placing them last in scoring in the 10-team conference as of Tuesday.
PAWTUCKET – In their first year running Tolman High’s wrestling program, head coach Jason Rushton and assistant Matt Medina are instilling an aggressive approach that may bring dividends by tournament time, assuming the wrestlers keep working hard.
The Tigers showed flashes of skill during a 40-36 loss to Ponaganset on Tuesday evening at the Donaldson Gym. Ponaganset, now 4-1 on the season, jumped out to a 40-9 lead before the Tigers won the final five matches (two by forfeit).
Seattle 31 (13-4) vs
Carolina 17 (8-9-1)
CUMBERLAND – Cumberland High didn't reign in its own annual John D. Gorman Memorial Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, but veteran head coach Steve Gordon didn't mind an iota.
After all, some of the best squads from around New England received invitations, and Gordon perceives the event as a solid, mid-season “testing ground” for his grapplers.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The 1994 Providence College menâ€™s basketball team, headlined by Dickey Simpkins and Michael Smith, far left, and Abdul Abdullah, far right, were honored during Saturdayâ€™s game against Georgetown at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center. The team shares a laugh while watching video highlights from the Big East Tournament championship it captured that year.
PROVIDENCE – As Providence’s Ed Cooley and his coaching counterpart on Saturday afternoon, Georgetown’s John Thompson III, are well aware, the Big East was built on rough-and rumble play that at times can burn the retinas.
It’s a league that despite all the changes is still not for the faint of heart.
PROVIDENCE – As Providence’s win over Butler earlier in the week illustrated, dishing out minutes is no exact science.
Coaches like Ed Cooley have to consider every factor when concocting a game plan for that day’s opposition. The toughest decisions don’t always boil down to playing zone or man-to-man on defense. There is one consideration that carries prime importance: Ultimately, you play the guys who provide the best chance to win.
LINCOLN – You would think head coach Joe Handy would have been thrilled after his Davies Tech players had collected a pivotal 51-43 victory over Burrillville at Gaskin Alumni Hall on Friday night.
After all, his defense allowed only one Bronco – senior center Catherine Keable – to reach double figures in scoring, and forced a whopping 41 turnovers.
Handy, however, seemed disenchanted with the Division III-North triumph.
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