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.
WOONSOCKET â€“ With a year of improvement now behind it, Landmark Medical Center recently took a moment to thank those who helped the longtime local hospital organization find a way out of its fiscal struggles.
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 â€“ Based on the richly detailed statements he had given Woonsocket police, Burrillville farmer Ronald Vaz became the star witness in the 1992 trial that led to Raymond D. Tempest Jr.â€™s conviction for murder in the bludgeoning death of Doreen C. Picard.
But lawyers for Tempest continued hammering away at Vazâ€™s veracity in Superior Court on Monday, as they questioned the lead investigator in the murder, retired Detective Sgt. Ronald Pennington.
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.
PAWTUCKET – A quartet of Rhode Islanders with strong ties to the state’s business community will be part of the new ownership group of the Pawtucket Red Sox, The Times and The Call has learned.
The locally based owners, who according to the Boston Globe will include the Boston Red Sox as a minority shareholder, include Tom Ryan, former president and chief executive officer of CVS/Caremark Corporation; Terry Murray, former Fleet Blank CEO; James Skeffington, a Providence-based attorney; and Ray Mancini, a liquor distributor.