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February 21st, 2011

Sciro 3-pointer ends Wizards' D-II playoffs

February 21, 2011

BRANDEN MELLO
bmello@ricentral.com
WESTERLY — Designed plays look nice on dry-erase boards, but it’s the top-level players who make the decision and are usually the reason a play works, fails or is changed in favor of something completely different.
Monday night, in the latest installment of the best Division II boys basketball rivalry, West Warwick’s Max Motroni knew with his team trailing by a point with 16 seconds left in the game that coach Richard Grenier wanted him to drive to the hoop. Motroni saw the lane was closed and proceeded to bury a 25-foot 3-pointer.

Wizards take second, Crossley finishes fourth

February 21, 2011

BRANDEN MELLO
bmello@ricentral.com
PROVIDENCE — The West Warwick gymnastics team produced the best team scores in Division II on the vault and the floor exercise at Sunday’s RIIL State Gymnastics Championships at the Murray Center.
The Wizards also only finished .1 of a point behind undefeated Exeter-West Greenwich leaving the uneven bars between the Wizards and a Division II title.
The Knights, ended up winning the uneven bars by 3.65 points to catapult past the Wizards with a team score of 128.025 to the Wizards 124.675 to claim the D-II title. The Wizards’ score was their season best.

February 16th

URI women have a lot to talk about after loss

February 16, 2011

KINGSTON – There was a lot Cathy Inglese could have been talking about for the 30-plus minutes following the University of Rhode Island women’s basketball team’s 64-43 loss to Fordham Wednesday night.
She could have been yelling about the fact the Rams shot just 35.4 percent from the floor, or that they were outrebounded 37-28, or that they were outscored 51-23 in the final 25:10 of the game. She may have been discussing geopolitics, fashion trends or how the fans must have felt to watch a truly awful performance.

February 15th

Wizards getting their groove back

February 15, 2011

NEWPORT — West Warwick forward Ryan Lawton’s 25 points kept his team in Monday’s night game with Division II’s top team, Rogers. His 21 rebounds created numerous second-chance and transition opportunities for the Wizards. And his six blocks intimidated the Vikings in the lane.
But the junior’s biggest play in the 60-57 victory over Rogers came on one of his three assists.
With Lawton and fellow junior Max Motroni playing a two-man game on the left side of the court, Lawton kicked the ball out from the post and Motroni hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36.1 seconds remaining in the contest.

February 12th

Today's schedule - Wednesday, February 16

February 12, 2011

Women’s basketball
Fordham at URI, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
West Warwick at Warwick Vets, 7 p.m.
Hockey
Narragansett vs. Prout at Boss Arena, 7:30 p.m.
Wrestling
Coventry at Hendricken, 7 p.m.
Narragansett at Exeter-West Greenwich, 7:30 p.m.

Today's schedule - Tuesday, February 15

February 12, 2011

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Middle school boys basketball
State championship
Slater vs. Narragansett at Bay View, 7 p.m.
Boys basketball
Narragansett at Barrington, 7 p.m.
West Warwick at Westerly, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Chariho at Pilgrim, 7 p.m.
Coventry at North Kingstown, 7 p.m.
East Greenwich at Rogers, 7:30 p.m.
Mount Hope at Prout, 7 p.m.
Toll Gate at West Warwick, 7 p.m.
Wrestling
Chariho at North Providence, 7 p.m.
Exeter-West Greenwich at Moses Brown, 5:45 p.m.
Hope at Narragansett, 7 p.m.

Today's schedule - Monday, February 14

February 12, 2011

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Boys basketball
Pilgrim at Chariho, 7 p.m.
North Kingstown at Portsmouth, 7 p.m.
West Warwick at Rogers, 7 p.m.
Mount Hope at Prout, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Chariho at Westerly, 7 p.m.
East Greenwich at Warwick Veterans, 5 p.m.
Gymnastics
South Kingstown vs. Middletown at YMCA Newport County, 7:30 p.m.
Girls swim
Prout vs. Bay View at East Providence, 4:30 p.m.
Wrestling
East Greenwich vs. Tolman at Johnston, 3:15 p.m.
Narragansett vs. Middletown at Gaudet Middle School, 5 p.m.
North Kingstown at Cumberland, 7 p.m.

Today's schedule - Sunday, February 13

February 12, 2011

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Women’s basketball
St. Louis at URI, 12 p.m.
Girls basketball
Tiverton at Narragansett, 4 p.m.

Wilson saves the day as URI tops Charlotte

February 12, 2011

KINGSTON – Whether or not the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team deserved to beat Charlotte Saturday afternoon is irrelevant.
It didn’t matter how it looked, because when the Rams left the Ryan Center, the scoreboard read Rams 71, Guest 70.
Akeem Richmond missed a jumper from the right corner with three seconds left in overtime, but Jamal Wilson was in the right place at the right time – and got away with the right move – for a putback just before the buzzer in overtime, giving the Rams the dramatic one-point win to finish off an incredible second half for URI.

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.

 

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