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January 7th, 2011
COVENTRY â€” The scoreboard with 11 minutes, 33 seconds left in Fridayâ€™s game showed the improvement the Coventry girls basketball team has made since the beginning of December.
Even though the Oakers had been heavily outplayed by visiting La Salle, they were still only down six points with a chance to cut the deficit even further.
La Salle went on to run away with the Division I-South contest 53-37 thanks to their full-court, man-to-man defense, but the Oakers showed with some offensive refinement they could be a team that competes for a playoff spot in a very tough division.
COVENTRY â€” There was a palpable sense of relief emanating from the Coventry boys basketball teamâ€™s locker room after Friday nightâ€™s Division I crossover contest with Mt. Pleasant.
Fridayâ€™s game may have finished just the first third of the season, but for coach Tom Campbell and the Oakers, Fridayâ€™s game was nearly a must-win after dissipating losses to La Salle and Smithfield where the Oakers had a lead in the second half and blew it.
The University of Rhode Island men's basketball team opens Atlantic 10 play Sunday when it hosts Xavier at the Ryan Center at 6:30 p.m.
For those who will be unable to make the game, it will be shown live on ESPNU (channel 134 on Cox Cable; HD channel is 780).
SRIN will blog live from the game on our Facebook page at facebook.com/srinsports, or on Twitter at twitter.com/srinsports.
SRIN welcomes fans to check out the in-game blog and comment throughout the game.
WEST WARWICK â€” Wizardsâ€™ guard John Morrison is quietly developing a reputation as one of the better shooters in the state.
He already has two games this season in which he made six three-pointers.
Last night, however, Morrison showed he has more to his game than just shooting by totaling 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists in an impressive all around performance that lead the Wizards to a 87-55 win over the Central Falls Warriors.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€” It was the elephant in the room Thursday night North Kingstown High.
Just one night earlier the Coventry High wrestling team had lost its first dual meet of the season in frustrating circumstances to North Providence, while the Skippers were blown out at home by Hendricken.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 7
Scituate at Chariho, 7 p.m.
Mount Pleasant at Coventry, 7 p.m.
East Greenwich at Middletown, 7 p.m.
Prout at Exeter-West Greenwich, 7 p.m.
La Salle at North Kingstown, 7:30 p.m.
Smithfield at South Kingstown, 7:30 p.m.
Chariho at North Kingstown, 6 p.m.
La Salle at Coventry, 5 p.m.
Prout at East Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Portsmouth at South Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Tiverton at West Warwick, 7 p.m.
Middletown vs. Coventry at West Warwick Civic Center, 8 p.m.
Cumberland vs. East Greenwich at West Warwick Civic Center, 9:30 p.m.
December 20th, 2010
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22
Wheeler at Prout, 6 p.m.
Lafayette at URI, 7 p.m.
Narragansett vs. South Kingstown at Boss Arena, 8 p.m.
Double dual meet
Coventry, North Kingstown at Barrington, 5 p.m.
Narragansett at Lincoln, 7 p.m.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN - The North Kingstown boys basketball team forced 28 turnovers and used strong runs at the end of the first half and start of the second half to take care of rival South Kingstown 71-46 Wednesday night.
The Rebels had just finished off a 9-2 run to cut an early deficit to 17-15 with 5:15 left in the half after a Chase Almond jumper, but the Skippers caught fire the rest of the half, outscoring SK 14-4 to take a 31-19 lead at the break.
Al Georgio scored on a two-yard plunge in the second overtime, giving the Exeter-West Greenwich a dramatic 44-38 win over North Smithfield in the Division IV semifinals Tuesday night.
Georgio, playing with an injured shoulder, finished the game with 280 yards on 50 carries and scored five touchdowns.
The Knights move on to their fourth straight Division IV Super Bowl. EWG will play Mount Pleasant - which beat Hope 44-6 Tuesday night and beat the Knights earlier this season - Sunday at 3 p.m. at Cranston Stadium.
Give the URI football team credit - when they won this season, the did it in style.
The Rams finished off one of the best seasons in the last 20 years, beating rival UMass 37-34 after Steve Probst found Brandon Johnson-Farrell in the end zone with 1:10 left to play.
URI finished the season 5-6, 4-4 in CAA play but did beat three top 25 teams this season.
For more, pick up the 11/23 edition of the Narragansett Times.