Archive - Aug 1, 2013 - Sports Article
NARRAGANSETTâBrian Lamendola is what summer league basketball is all about.
After graduating a starting center, point guard and 1,000-point scorer Prout coach Jed OâMalley knew heâd have some holes to fill on this yearâs roster.
That being said, he also knew he had significant pieces returning in Chris DiClemente, Alex DeLuca and Drew Mace â as well as a freshman who already has three Division I scholarship offers before ever playing a high school game in Tomas Murphy.
Four players do not make a team, however, and that is where Lamendola fits in.
NARRAGANSETTâRun! Run! Run!
It was a simple message West Warwick coach Richard Grenier had for his players Wednesday as the Wizards ran, ran, ran past Narragansett for a 57-30 victory in the opening round of the Narragansett Summer League playoffs.
âOur game at West Warwick for as long Iâve been there is to just push the tempo and run as fast we can up the floor,â Grenier said. âWeâve done a very good job of that. Weâve been very consistent with our fast break and weâve been very unselfish the entire summer.â
NARRAGANSETT â Sometimes a team wins in such a dominating fashion that it is hard to put into words. Wednesday night may just have been one of those games for the South Kingstown boys basketball team as it put a 53-37 hurting on Narragansett in the opening round of summer league playoffs at Christofaro Park.
âThey got after it on defense. They followed the game plan and were right on defensively,â said Jeff Wosencroft, assistant coach with the Rebelsâ varsity team during the winter, currently helping with the summer program. âGuys looked like they were having fun out there.