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College Basketball Round Up

March 2, 2015

The season is winding down. We are entering the final week of the regular season. After that, conference tournaments will start the following weekend. Selection Sunday is March 15th, less than 2 weeks away. Shortly after Selection Sunday, all will be right in the world. People will be printing out brackets and filling them out at their desk. Inevitably, Jan from accounting will win your office pool by picking her favorite mascots and everyone will be in disbelief. It has been an exciting regular season thus far and boy do we still have the best ahead of us.

Providence College basketball | Henton in historic statistical company, but still sees more work to do

February 28, 2015


PROVIDENCE – No one, not even the head coach who scooped up LaDontae Henton after he opted out of his national letter of intent to Dayton, could have imagined that he could end up among the most decorated players in Providence College basketball history.
 

Woonsocket Boys' Basketball | Novans knocked out by Rams in semi-final, 66-39

February 27, 2015


PROVIDENCE – It was hard to tell if the absence of head coach T.J. Ciolfi made a significant difference in Woonsocket High’s 66-39 loss to La Salle Academy in a R.I. Division I Tournament semifinal at Rhode Island College’s Murray Center on Friday night.
 
The reason: The third-seeded Rams played almost perfectly in their fast-break offense, especially in the opening session.
 

Woonsocket Boys' Basketball | Novans hunt for another upset — minus their coach

February 27, 2015


WOONSOCKET – You can debate whether or not the two-game penalty of ejection from a high school basketball game is harsh. The point is that when No. 10 Woonsocket takes the floor at Rhode Island College Friday night against third-seed La Salle Academy, the Villa Novans will do so without their head coach. 
 

Burrillville Girls' Basketball | Liberty can’t lift Broncos in 58-48 loss to Middletown

February 26, 2015


EAST PROVIDENCE – As difficult as it was to swallow Burrillville High’s 58-48 loss to unbeaten and top-ranked Middletown Wednesday night, head coach Samantha Stanton couldn’t help but smile at the way her Broncos battled tooth-and-nail.
 

Mount Girls' Basketball | Mounties sunk by Mariners, 58-27

February 26, 2015


EAST PROVIDENCE – Perhaps a half hour before top-seeded Mount St. Charles was to face No. 2 Narragansett High in a R.I. Division III Tournament semifinal on Wednesday night, head coach Ray Leveille explained just how good the senior guard tandem of Chelsea Sahagian and Abby McKanna were.
 

Mount St. Charles Boys' Hockey | McGair: Dave Belisle says his late wife would have wanted him to resume coaching

February 26, 2015

 

URI basketball | Last-second second shot doesn't drop as Davidson escapes, 60-59

February 25, 2015

KINGSTON— Sometimes, basketball isn't about strategy and sets. 

Sometimes, basketball is just about one team making a shot and one team missing a last-second shot.

Trailing by two points late in Wednesday's Atlantic-10 showdown with Rhode Island, visiting Davidson grabbed the lead with an outrageous step-back corner 3-pointer from Jack Gibbs. Moments later, URI freshman Jared Terrell missed a wide-open 3-pointer from the left wing right in front of the URI bench and the Wildcats escaped the Ryan Center with a 60-59 road victory. 

High School Basketball | Burrillville girls triumph over Davies, Bronco boys fall to Pilgrim

February 24, 2015


Lady Broncos upset Davies Tech

LINCOLN  –  Call Burrillville High the “Cinderella” story of the R.I. Division III Tournament.

Mount Girls' Basketball | Mounties survive Tolman comeback bid for 40-36 win

February 24, 2015


WOONSOCKET  –  Tuesday night proved to be a prime example of why Mount St. Charles chief Ray Leveille just doesn’t like facing Tolman High.
 
It’s the Tigers’ size, grit and talent.
 
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