Archive - Mar 2011 - Sports Article
PROVIDENCE â€“ There was some doubt to whether the West Warwick Wizards were even going to qualify for the R.I. State Basketball Tournament after their loss to Westerly in the Division II playoffs.
But a Barrington Eagles loss to Rogers in those same Division II playoffs opened up the door for the Wizards to get invited to the party and last night they took advantage.
Playing as the No. 13 seed, West Warwick advanced in the tournament with a 71-64 win over the No. 4 seed cross-town rival Coventry Oakers.
PROVIDENCE - The Prout boys basketball team walked off with smiles on their faces Thursday night.
The improbable - beating No. 1 seed Cranston West - didn't happen, but the Crusaders certainly went out in style, cutting a 22-point deficit with 9 minutes, 9 seconds left to five with 30.8 seconds left before John King's magic ran out in a 69-61 loss.
Division II preliminary round
PROVIDENCE - The East Greenwich girls basketball team got it done on the defensive end Wednesday night and took care of Classical, 47-28.
The Avengers held the Purple to just nine points in the first 20 minutes on 3 of 27 shooting from the floor.
Kiley Powers led EG with 16 points and Leah Settipane had nine rebounds.
WEST WARWICK â€” The West Warwick girls basketball team, for the second time this season, defeated Tolman at home. And while the score, 63-54, indicates the Wizards were comfortable Division II first-round playoff winners, the game was still up in the air with three minutes remaining.
Thanks to 20 points from center Jenna Ayala and 13 from guard Janelle Gonzalez, the Tigers gave the No. 3 Wizards all they could handle.
KINGSTON â€“ You canâ€™t spell â€˜late-season collapseâ€™ without URI.
Technically you can, but thereâ€™s no denying that when it comes to winning when it matters most, the University of Rhode Island menâ€™s basketball has not performed when it counted.
The last three seasons URI has had a chance to puts itself in the NCAA Tournament, only to flame out late in A-10 play, followed by struggles in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
This year is a little different.