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February 10th

Garrick's simply grand

February 10, 2011

ERIC YOUNG
eyoung@ricentral.com
WEST WARWICK — When you mention the name Garrick, immediately the West Warwick Wizards boys’ basketball team comes to mind and images conjure up of Tom and Stace filling the baskets on a nightly basis back in the early 80’s and again in 2000.
Both would go onto score over 1,000 points in their illustrious careers sporting the black and orange.
Their legacy left an indelible mark on fans and assured the name Garrick would forever be synonymous with other greats who have played boys basketball in West Warwick alongside Bill Robinson and Chuck Palumbo.

February 9th

Billy Baron speaks about his decision to transfer

February 9, 2011

Billy Baron - son of URI men's basketball coach Jim - made his first statements to the media since announcing he was transferring from Virginia to URI.
Here are a few of his comments.

(On the decision)
-It’s good to be back home. I missed my family, I missed being home. Just being able to play for my father, you know. Virginia was great, a lot of great opportunities coming out of there, great people there, great coaching staff. Just the fact of coming home, you only have one of them.

(On being at UVA)

Wizards bounce back with victory

February 9, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – For most basketball teams, the recent snowfall of the region was not welcomed as it put a halt to recent games.
But for the West Warwick Wizards, it may have been a blessing in disguise.
After losing three straight games last week, the Wizards’ game Friday against Westerly was cancelled which afforded the team much needed practice time and a chance to regroup and gain its confidence.
Chariho was the unfortunate victim of a rejuvenate Wizards’ squad as they dismantled the Chargers 77-44.

February 8th

Wizards finish second at division meet

February 8, 2011

PROVIDENCE — A little dose of humility will hurt on first application, but the benefits of it will pay off in the long run.
Back on Jan. 17 in the third dual meet – and oddly enough, the final dual meet of the season – the West Warwick boys indoor track team, even though it swept both Smithfield and Cranston East, were a bit humbled because its individual performances.
Since that proverbial wake-up call, the coaching staff in the ensuing practices told the Wizards that they were better than that and the team hasn’t peaked yet.

Falcons bounced from the playoffs

February 8, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN — Defense was the biggest reason the Feinstein Middle School girls basketball team went on the road and upset two Southern Division opponents in the RIPCOA playoffs.
The Falcons, in victories over Narragansett and Westerly, allowed just 34.5 points a game to reach the quarterfinals Tuesday afternoon against Southern Division co-champion Davisville of North Kingstown.

February 4th

Oakers roll over struggling Rebels

February 4, 2011

COVENTRY — It was a classic spot on the schedule for the Coventry Oakers to fall into the dreaded ‘trap’ game.
After winning eight of their last nine games, including Monday’s big win over then number one in team Division I St. Raphael Academy, the Oakers had a date with the 2-16 South Kingstown Rebels.
With a four o’clock start and a smaller than usually fan base on hand, Coventry was able to muster up the energy necessary to fight off the pesky Rebels for a 75-60 victory.

Garrick scores 1,000th point in loss

February 4, 2011

WEST WARWICK — The tension was evident in West Warwick’s gymnasium last night in a game between the Wizards and the Prout Crusaders and had little to do with the scoreboard.
Fans on hand were there in anticipation of senior Tyreese Garrick scoring her 1,000th career point for her Wizards’ career and have been waiting for over a week with recent cancellation of games to do so.
Garrick would accomplish the feat with 2:55 remaining in the first half as the Wizards won that small battle, but they ultimately lost the war as the Crusaders controlled the boards and won going away, 52-42.

February 2nd

URI tops Fordham

February 3, 2011

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

KINGSTON – Ben Eaves pleaded for the basketball.
Camped out in the post with just under four minutes left against Fordham, he screamed “Nik” at teammate Nikola Malesevic, who gave it up, slid off to the right corner, where Eaves threw a perfect one-handed pass out of the double-team. Malesevic released, the crowd stood up and when the ball snapped through the net, exploded in
Amazing what happens when you make a couple of shots.

Sports schedule update ...

February 2, 2011

Guess who's not playing today?
Everyone.
While the weather wasn't as bad as it's been in the past, it was bad enough, causing cancellations across the board.
The only game in town tonight takes place in Kingston, where the URI men's basketball team hosts Fordham at 7 p.m.

January 31st

Oakers top Di's top team, St. Ray's

February 1, 2011

ERIC YOUNG
eyoung@ricentral.com

COVENTRY – The Coventry Oakers made a statement to the rest of Division I last night.
With the Division I leading St. Raphael Academy Saints strolling into town, the Oakers demonstrated that they will have to be mentioned as a contender for the state crown with a convincing 92-72 victory over the Saints, the first in the school’s history and improved their record to 9-4 in league play.

 

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