Here are the Five Things for Wednesday, February 15, 2012:
Wear pink! Tonight is the annual Pink Out at the Ryan Center, as the Rams (5-21, 2-9 Atlantic 10) host the St. Joseph’s Hawks (16-10, 6-5 Atlantic 10). All proceeds from the sale of $7 pink t-shirts will go to Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resources. URI will attempt to put two ugly losses, to Xavier and Charlotte, in the rear view mirror with a win against the Hawks. For more info, or to buy tickets ahead of time, click here.
Here is the traditional sports roundup of yesterday’s results and tonight’s upcoming games. Uh, just like the preceding sentence said, here is that rundown:
- It is Senior Night for Narragansett girls’ basketball (15-3, 13-1 Division II-South), as they host West Warwick (11-8, 7-7 Division II-South) at 7 p.m. Junior varsity is at 5:15 p.m.
- The Prout girls’ basketball team (12-7, 8-6 Division II-South) hosts Warwick Vets (3-18, 2-13 Division II-South) at 7 p.m. Junior varsity is at 5:15 p.m.
- Members of the Narragansett boys’ indoor track team will compete at the junior varsity states. The time is still to be determined, according to the RIIL, but the meets takes places at the Providence Career and Technical Academy.
- It was a poor showing for Narragansett boys’ basketball (9-11, 7-9 Division II-South) in a near must-win at Chariho (7-13, 5-11 Division II-South). The Mariners lost 62-42 to the Chargers – For a box score from The Providence Journal, click here. Senior Pat Degnan led the Mariners with 14 points. Because of the loss, the Mariners must now upset Westerly (15-6, 12-4 Division II-South) on Friday, or West Warwick (19-2, 15-1 Division II-South) next week, to qualify for the state tournament.
- Likewise, the Prout Crusaders suffered their first loss of the season (18-3, 15-1 Division III-South) at Exeter-West Greenwich (12-8, 12-5 Division III-South), 46-42. For a box score from The Providence Journal, click here. Eric Ramieka led Prout with 17 points.
- Narragansett wrestling (11-9, 11-6 Division II-South) lost 48-36 to Exeter-West Greenwich (14-2, 14-2 Division II-South).
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“This is the greatest case of false advertising I’ve seen since I sued the movie The Neverending Story.” – Lionel Hutz. Today is the 58th birthday of Matt Groening, the man behind The Simpsons. Yes, it’s still on television – New episodes on Sunday, and old episodes in syndication pretty much around the clock. Frankly, if you haven’t seen it, you just aren’t trying. For a good list of Simpsons quotes, go here.
“Damn you people. Go back to your shanties.” Speaking of great, great men, today is the 56th birthday of Christopher McDonald, a.k.a. Shooter McGavin from Happy Gilmore. Who knew that February 15 saw the birth of not one, but TWO great men?
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