Sunday, March 10, 2013
Follow along with our live blog all of Sunday for play-by-play and results from the girls’ D-I, II and III title games, and the boys’ state championship.
Looking for live coverage of the Rhode Island High School basketball title games on Sunday? Patch has you covered! Narragansett Local Editor Stephen Greenwell will be on press row, providing play-by-play and live chat. Simply use the Cover It Live applet provided in this story, or download the free app from their website or the iTunes / iPhone store. The lineup of games is as follows: All games will be played at the Ryan Center on the Kingston campus of the University of Rhode Island.
The Mariners look for a second straight Division II girls’ basketball title, while Prout will try for two in three years. Also, several area private school students can win girls’ basketball titles today with Prout and La Salle.
Something will give in the Division II girls’ basketball final today, as the high-powered Narragansett Mariners’ offense clashes with the tough man-to-man defense of the Prout Crusaders. Tip-off is at 1:30 p.m. at the Ryan Center, on the University of Rhode Island’s Kingston campus. We will be hosting a live chat for the game. No. 2 Narragansett (18-4, 14-2 Division II-South) has had a relatively easy path to the finals, at least compared to the other top seeds in the tournament that were felled in the quarter and semifinals by Prout. The Mariners opened with a 55-44 preliminary round win against No. 15 Mt. Hope, followed by a 54-48 win against No. 7 East Greenwich that featured a 25-0 run. Narragansett overcame a sluggish first half to …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Coventry has no answer for the long limbs of Abby McKanna, and offense from Maggie Salomone and Chelsea Sahagian.
PROVIDENCE – Another game, and another strong run by Narragansett in the second half, led to a second-straight Division II title game berth for the Mariners. The second-seeded Mariners played even with No. 11 Coventry for about a half, but pulled away as the second half started for a 59-42 win Wednesday night in the Division II girls’ basketball playoffs at the Murray Center on the Rhode Island College campus. “The first five minutes of both halves are crucial,” Narragansett head coach Kathryn Mahoney said. “They turn on that high pressure.” Narragansett received balancing scoring from its starting five – Maggie Salomone, Abby McKanna, Chelsea Sahagian, Hannah Maymon and Ali Castrovillari. Except for Alicia Simeone subbing in for about …
The Crusaders use clutch free throws from Maddie Hagerty to topple another favored team, the Moses Brown Quakers, 34-28.
PROVIDENCE – It was a brutal game to watch at times, but the No. 8 Prout Crusaders were the victors in a gritty 34-28 win Wednesday night against No. 4 Moses Brown in the Division II playoffs at Rhode Island College’s Murray Center. Maddie Hagerty was the lone player on either team to score in double figures, finishing with 10 points. More importantly, the senior sank free throws down the stretch, hitting two free throws with 19.9 left in the game, giving Prout a 32-28 lead. Prior to the free throws, Moses Brown took a timeout, which Hagerty said allowed her to regain her composure. “I was actually really nervous, I was shaking on the sidelines,” she said. “I was definitely able to breathe and compose myself, and calm down.” With little …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Follow along with our live blog for tonight’s action! Tip-off is around 6 p.m. at Rhode Island College.
Three Patch-area schools will be competing in the Division II girls’ basketball playoffs tonight at Rhode Island College, and we will be providing a live chat and running play by play for the proceedings! Taking a look at each of the remaining teams, and how they won last Sunday: The winners of the two games play each other for the Division II title on 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10 at the Ryan Center at the University of Rhode Island.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Crusaders never panic and execute down the stretch in a 49-43 upset of No. 1 Rogers in the Division II playoffs.
PROVIDENCE – Balanced scoring and tough defense led to a 49-43 upset of No. 1 Rogers at the hands of No. 8 Prout in the Division II girls’ basketball playoff quarterfinals at Rhode Island College. The Crusaders trailed 7-1 and 16-7 in the first half, but rallied to trail only 23-18 at the half. Rogers got up by nine at various points in the second half, but couldn’t shake Prout or get up by double digits. Rogers led 32-24 early in the second half, and 34-26, but Prout refused to fade away. The Crusaders went on a 12-2 run, capped by senior Brittany Donovan banking in a 3-point shot, to take a 38-36 lead. When asked what he thought as Donovan launched the 3, Prout head coach Phil Quinn said, “No no no no no no!” After the game, Donovan …
Friday, March 1, 2013
In the Rhode Island high school boys’ basketball state tournament, Prout stuns the favored Cumberland Clippers.
Thanks to 23 points from wing Eric Ramieka, and 14 points and 14 rebounds from center Justin Bristol, the Prout Crusaders upset Division II champion Cumberland 61-57 in the Sweet Sixteen of the boys’ basketball state tournament. The Providence Journal has a small write-up and a box score on its website. The South County Independent also provided updates via its Facebook page throughout the game. With the win, No. 13 Prout will face No. 5 North Smithfield at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Alumni Hall on the Providence College campus. It’ll be a Hoosiers-like story for either winner, with the “underdog” narrative in play for both the low-ranked Crusaders and the Division III Northmen. The winner between Prout and North Smithfield will play in the Final…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Crusaders advance to the quarterfinals, thanks to 16 from Maddie Hagerty and 14 from Olivia Hirst.
WAKEFIELD – Senior Maddie Hagerty and junior Olivia Hirst combined for 30 points Wednesday night as the No. 8 Prout Crusaders hit a slew of open shots in a 58-45 win against No. 9 West Warwick in a preliminary round game of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Division II girls’ basketball playoffs. Hagerty finished with 16 points, using a variety of head fakes, spins and drives to get free in the paint. The senior co-captain also had a block and a steal. Prout head coach Phil Quinn said Hagerty was a game-time decision following an injury suffered in the regular season finale. “I knew she would play, but I didn’t know how long she could play,” he said, likening her to an NBA player. As a result, he said they kept her out of most …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
South Kingstown pulls off a minor upset of Portsmouth, and the basketball playoffs start for Prout on Wednesday and Thursday.
Thanks to 17 points from Mary Eden, per The Providence Journal, the South Kingstown girls’ basketball team will play on in the Division I playoffs. Eden had three 3s, as No. 9 South Kingstown beat No. 8 Portsmouth 45-36. Maggie Buell had seven points, and Michaela Lawler and Stephanie Laraway each had six points. South Kingstown gets the privilege of playing No. 1 seed La Salle 6:30 p.m. Friday at Rhode Island College. (Note: This game time was shifted from an earlier article.) If the Rebels win in the quarterfinals, they play 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at Rhode Island College. The Rebels were Division II second place finishers in 2000-01, and 2001-02, and Class C champions in 1990-91. The Rebels had three winning seasons from 2007 to 2010, …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
After some initial jitters, the Mariners press their way past the Huskies in D-II playoff action, 55-44.
NARRAGANSETT – Overcoming a slow start in their playoff opener, the No. 2 seeded Narragansett High School girls’ basketball team used a commanding performance from senior point guard Maggie Salomone to eliminate No. 15 Mt. Hope 55-44. Salomone shook off some haphazard play of her own in the game’s initial eight minutes as well. On a drive to the hoop with 8:31 left in the first half, she was knocked to the ground while going up for a shot. However, there wasn’t a foul call, and in frustration, Salomone swore while on the ground. She was immediately given a technical foul. Whether that was the catalyst that woke the rest of the team up, or simply allowed Salomone to get out her frustrations, it seemed to work. Down 14-13 after the technical…