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Wizards reach quarterfinals

March 3, 2011

BRANDEN MELLO
bmello@ricentral.com
WEST WARWICK — 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.

Rams fall to GW, 66-55

March 2, 2011

KINGSTON – You can’t spell ‘late-season collapse’ without URI.
Technically you can, but there’s no denying that when it comes to winning when it matters most, the University of Rhode Island men’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.

Oakers finish sixth at state meet

February 28, 2011

BRANDEN MELLO
bmello@ricentral.com
PROVIDENCE — Coventry wrestler Dylan Dupre just finished a fantastic freshman season with a sixth-place finish at the state tournament Saturday. Dupre should have been happy with the result, instead he was thinking about what he needs to do to become an elite wrestler.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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