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Wasn't pretty, but Rams don't mind in win over Brown

January 4, 2013

KINGSTON – How it looked didn’t matter to Dan Hurley. He didn’t care about the 25.8 percent shooting in the first half, the halftime score that only would be a shootout if it was played next door at Meade Stadium, or having his No. 2 scorer put up a goose egg for the first time in two years.
The aesthetics of the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team’s play this season isn’t a priority.
Winning is.

Today's schedule - Friday, January 4

January 4, 2013

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4
Men’s basketball
Brown at URI, 7 p.m.
Boys basketball
Chariho at Central Falls, 7 p.m.
Hope at Coventry, 7 p.m.
East Greenwich at Davies, 6:15 p.m.
Cranston East at South Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Prout at North Providence, 7 p.m.
Tiverton at West Warwick, 7 p.m.
Girls basketball
Chariho at Exeter-West Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Prout at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
North Kingstown at Lincoln School, 5 p.m.
South Kingstown at Westerly, 7 p.m.
West Warwick at Toll Gate, 7 p.m.
Boys hockey
East Greenwich vs. Toll Gate at Thayer Ice Arena, 8:30 p.m.

NK 4x800 relay team sets school record

January 3, 2013

By THE STANDARD STAFF
sports@ricentral.com

PROVIDENCE – Four North Kingstown boys track team members put themselves in the school record books last Saturday.
Competing in the Fourth Annual Rhode Island Classic at the Providence Career and Technical Academy, the Skippers’ 4x800 relay team of juniors Zach Emrich, Dallin Smith and sophomore Ian Connors finished in 8 minutes, 13.49 seconds, beating the team from Massepequa (Mass.) by nearly 10 seconds.
Stewart ran the first leg, followed by Smith and Connors with Emrich anchoring the team.

Today's schedule - Thursday, January 3

January 3, 2013

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3
Women’s basketball
URI at Northeastern, 7 p.m.
Boys basketball
Barrington at Exeter-West Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Narragansett at Lincoln, 7 p.m.
Classical at North Kingstown, 7 p.m.
Girls swim
Toll Gate vs. South Kingstown at Tootell Aquatics Centre, 3:30 p.m.
Wrestling
Woonsocket at Coventry, 7 p.m.
Ponaganset at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
Johnston, Middletown at South Kingstown, 5 p.m.
West Warwick at Smithfield, 7 p.m.

Knight-Wizards power past Narragansett

January 3, 2013

WEST WARWICK – Narragansett boys hockey coach Chris Lussier had seven simple words for his team moments before the start of Wednesday’s game against undefeated West Warwick/Exeter-West Greenwich.
“Make them beat you,” he said, “five on five.”
The message went unheard.
West Warwick/Exeter-West Greenwich converted three power plays in the first two periods into three quick goals while the Mariners converted only one all game – and it came when things were well in hand - in the Knight-Wizards’ 4-1 win Wednesday at Magiera Memorial Ice Rink Wednesday night.

Mother Nature puts the puck on ice

December 29, 2012

The storm that is scheduled to hit Rhode Island at 7 p.m. caused the RIIL to postpone all of tonight's hockey games.
Both area girls teams - Narragansett/NK/SK and Cranston/EG - had games scheduled, as the boys teams from Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown and West Warwick/EWG.

Here are the rescheduled dates as posted by the RIIL
Boys hockey
Ponaganset vs. West Warwick at Mageria Ice Rink - Dec. 31, 12 p.m.
Tolman vs. Narragansett at Boss Arena - Dec. 31, 1 p.m.
Toll Gate vs. South Kingstown at Magiera Ice Rink, 1:30 p.m.
PCD co-op vs. North Kingstown at Boss Arena - TBD

Rameika nets 1,000th point

December 25, 2012

WAKEFIELD — Prout senior Eric Rameika entered Friday night’s game against Lincoln just nine points away from 1,000 for his career and afterward admitted he was a little nervous coming in.
“[I felt] a lot of pressure,” Rameika said. “Everyone I talked to in school was like ‘nine more, nine more’ and, I mean, I tried to not think about it but it’s almost impossible. I was eager to get it done and over with.”
The way the first four minutes of the game played out it did little to alleviate his worries either.

Wasn't pretty, but didn't have to be for URI

December 22, 2012

KINGSTON – You do not play good basketball in every game during a season. It’s a statistical improbability. The best teams in the country, even those in the past that have gone undefeated, don’t do it. The game is a grind, almost as if by design, and while no one is happy with poor play, you deal with it because you have no other choice.

Wizards' defensive magic works vs. EG

December 22, 2012

WEST WARWICK – The program’s reputation has been built on its offensive prowess.
Thursday night the West Warwick girls basketball team showed it can play a little on the other side of the court as well.
After falling down early, coach Mike Francois unleashed a press on East Greenwich that threw its offense out of sorts as the Wizards’ defense frustrated the Avengers all night, which saved the game because the offense struggled to make anything from anywhere in a 45-38 win in their Division II opener.

Rams believed what they saw on TV

December 16, 2012

By ERIC RUEB
erueb@ricentral.com

KINGSTON – With Mike Powell on his right and Nikola Malesevic on his left, University of Rhode Island basketball coach Dan Hurley laughed when he talked about the film session the Rams had following their loss to Providence College on Dec. 6.
The players did too. It was an almost uncomfortable laughter; while the trio didn’t get into the specifics of what was said, it was easy to tell the message behind what was said.
And much like the Rams’ play that night, it wasn’t good.

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