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Providence College basketball | Loss Butler leaves Friars with tough row to hoe at Big East Tournament

March 8, 2015

 

PROVIDENCE – The road to repeating as Big East Tournament champs got bumpier for Providence College after they lost Saturday’s regular-season finale to Butler.

Burrillville Girls' Hockey | Broncos edged by La Salle in state semifinal thriller despite brilliant Duquette

March 7, 2015


BURRILLVILLE  –  Burrillville/Ponaganset Co-op girls’ icewomen were bumped from the playoffs by top-seed La Salle on Saturday evening, despite a head-standing display from their goalie in front of their home fans at Levy Rink.
 
The Lady Broncos suffered a 2-1 OT defeat in the R.I. Emma Division Championship Tournament’s best-of-three semifinal series before a crowd of at least 200.
 

Commentary | McGair: PawSox fans should take themselves out to the ball game while they can

March 6, 2015


An open letter to PawSox fans:
 
The 2015 home opener is scheduled for Thursday, April 16. Clear the schedule and come on down to McCoy Stadium.
 
There’s also a game at the venerable ballyard the next night, and the following day, and the day after that and … you get the idea.
 

Mount–Lincoln/Cumberland Girls Hockey | Lions struggle to solve MSC defense, Mount takes 2-1 win

March 6, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  Minutes after this epic Friday night tilt had ended, Mount St. Charles’ girls mentor Tony DiLorenzo peered at an onlooker, gave a mammoth “Whew!” and smiled weakly.

That’s what happens when you eke out an astonishingly-entertaining, not to mention thrilling, playoff triumph.

High School Girls' Hockey | Mount St. Charles, Lincoln/Cumberland, Burrillville/Ponaganset ready to go for postseason

March 5, 2015


A year ago, Mount St. Charles and the Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op team were the two teams out of the 10 in the state that did not qualify for the postseason.

This year, the two squads will face off in a best-of-three series in the DeCosta Division playoffs. The Lions are the higher seed, meaning that Game 1 against the Mounties will take place Friday at 7 p.m. at North Smithfield’s Rhode Island Sports Center.

Mount St. Charles Girls' Basketball | Mounties unable to hang with powerful Bay View in Open tourney

March 4, 2015

WARWICK – Mount St. Charles head coach Ray Leveille had joked late during a Tuesday afternoon preparatory practice that he figured most folks would agree that his club had no chance against Division I foe finalist Bay View Academy in the inaugural R.I. State Girls Open Tournament.

In fact, he mentioned, given that line of thought, that “everybody expects us to lose by 30, but that's why you play the game.”

Mount St. Charles Girls' Basketball | Mount knows that pressure squarely resides on Bay View in Open tourney

March 3, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The way first-year Mount St. Charles’ mentor Ray Leveille views the situation, his girls should be rather cool and collected when they face second-ranked Bay View Academy in the inaugural R.I. Girls’ Open Tournament tonight at 6 at the Community College of Rhode Island-Warwick gymnasium.

After a surprising capture of the Division III-North title (with a superb 15-3 mark), the Mounties dropped a semifinal decision to Narragansett, which went on to snatch the D-III state championship.

R.I. Boys & Girls Basketball | IT'S OPEN SEASON: Brackets are set for state's open tournament

March 3, 2015

WARWICK – Judging by the number of girls’ basketball teams that turned out for Monday night’s selection show at the Warwick Mall, the inaugural 16-team open state tournament figures to not suffer from a lack of interest.

 

Providence College basketball | Friars searching for consistency down home stretch

March 2, 2015


PROVIDENCE – One minute, LaDontae Henton, Kris Dunn and the rest of the Providence Friars look like a well-oiled machine and a force to be reckoned with come NCAA Tournament time. 
 
In other instances, not so much.
 

College Basketball Round Up

March 2, 2015

The season is winding down. We are entering the final week of the regular season. After that, conference tournaments will start the following weekend. Selection Sunday is March 15th, less than 2 weeks away. Shortly after Selection Sunday, all will be right in the world. People will be printing out brackets and filling them out at their desk. Inevitably, Jan from accounting will win your office pool by picking her favorite mascots and everyone will be in disbelief. It has been an exciting regular season thus far and boy do we still have the best ahead of us.

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