Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Rams’ first half efficiency gets wore down by a more talented UMass squad, as URI loses 75-66 in its season finale.
KINGSTON – For seemingly the 100th time this year, the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team saw a close game slip away in the second half, as the Rams couldn’t keep pace with a more talented opponent. For Senior Day on Saturday afternoon, the cast of characters changed, as the University of Massachusetts Minutemen played the role of past squads like La Salle, St. Bonaventure and VCU. However, the ending was the same, as the Rams lost 75-66. As usual, the Rams were within striking distance at the half, trailing by just a single point with about four seconds left. In a play that epitomized URI’s season, UMass point guard Chaz Williams got the ball in the backcourt, shook off light contact from 60 feet away, and then launched a …
The Rams look to end the season on a positive note with a win against the University of Massachusetts.
The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team looks to recover from a brutal loss to St. Joseph’s with a season-ending win against the University of Massachusetts today. Tip-off at the Ryan Center is at 2 p.m., and as usual, we will be providing a live chat for the game. The Rams (8-20, 3-12 Atlantic 10) last played on Wednesday, when they were crushed 81-44 at St. Joseph’s (17-11, 8-7 Atlantic 10). The lone bright spot was that the game was only 40 minutes long. URI looks to bounce back in their season and home finale, against UMass (18-10, 8-7 Atlantic 10). The Rams have already been eliminated from postseason play, as their record doesn’t qualify them for Atlantic 10, NIT or NCAA tournament play. There are two special things …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Division I girls’ basketball playoffs go all-chalk, as favorites La Salle and Westerly easily turn away South Kingstown and Bay View.
PROVIDENCE – Behind the effort of sophomore Davida Dale, the LaSalle Rams cruised in the final 27 minutes of their March 2 contest against South Kingstown, taking the quarterfinal match-up of the girls’ basketball Division I tournament 57-42 at Rhode Island College. With about 11 minutes left in the first half, No. 1 seed La Salle was having a bit of trouble with No. 9 South Kingstown. The Rebels fought back from an 8-2 deficit to get within one, 10-9, on a 3-point shot by senior Michaela Lawler. However, Dale then asserted her presence, and showed why ESPN has her graded at 92, and a four-star prospect. Coming in off the bench, Dale scored 20 points and stole nine passes in a dominant all-around performance for La Salle. Even that final…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
David Liebenberg, a participant in this year's Red Bull Youth America's Cup, is the scheduled speaker tonight at 7 pm. Cost is $7.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Athletes, coaches, contributors, and teams are scheduled for formal induction in April.
The Warren Athletic Hall of Fame recently announced its Class of 2013, including six athletes, three teams, two "old-timers," one coach, and one contributor. Formal induction cereonies are scheduled fo April 13 at the Venus de Milo Restaurant in Swansea, MA. This year's inductees are: Athletes: Roger Araujo [Posthumous] — Joseph Catalfano — Mike Marino — Neil Murphy — Gregory J. Sampson — Kyle C. Teixeira — Coach: Wanda Lukas — Contributor: Brian Beausoleil — Old-Timers: Charles H. McCanna Jr. [Posthumous] — Will “Biddy” Smith [Posthumous] — Teams: Warren High School Class C Baseball Champions, 1936 Warren High School Class C Football Champions, 1936 Warren High School Suburban East Wrestling Champions, 1970
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The girls' CYO basketball squad recently completed a 12-0 regular season.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
With a win against La Salle today, URI can hurt the Explorers’ conference tournament seeding and postseason chances.
The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team will look for its ninth win of the season, and fourth conference win, as it hosts the La Salle Explorers at 2 p.m. at the Ryan Center. The usual script for the two teams has flipped a bit this year, as the Rams are rebuilding while La Salle (18-7, 8-4 Atlantic 10) is in contention for postseason play. The Rams (8-17, 3-9 Atlantic 10) are hoping to play spoiler as a result. To win, URI will have to shake off one of its worst shooting performances ever. The Rams lost 55-42 to Xavier on Wednesday night, shooting 24.1 percent from the field in the process. Shooting below 30 percent will almost surely result in another loss. Following today’s game, URI has just three games left, with the …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Polo matches will be played Saturday and Sunday at noon at Easton's Beach in Newport.
Back by popular demand, beach polo returns to the Newport Winter Festival today and Sunday, Feb. 23 and 24, at noon at Easton's Beach for an exciting exhibition match of equine polo each day, weather permitting. The event is free and open to the public. For directions, click here. Call the 24-hour information line at 401-846-0200 for status updates and weather changes, including cancellations. Beach polo, organized by Newport Polo Inc., will feature two teams competing each day in a match composed of four periods of play, seven minutes per period. In between periods, the players change to fresh horses. In total, each match will have duration of about one hour during low tide. Spectators are encouraged to witness the fast-paced contests…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
URI misses 25 shots from the 3-point arc in a 55-42 loss to Xavier on Wednesday night.
KINGSTON – With a dismal 24.1 percent shooting performance from the field, the University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team faded in the second half against Xavier, seeing a one-point halftime lead turn into a 55-42 loss on Wednesday night. Despite getting a slew of open looks from 3-point range, the Rams could only hit five of their 30 attempts from the arc. Although URI (8-17, 3-9 Atlantic 10) did get 10 assists on its 13 baskets and only turned the ball over eight times, Xavier took advantage of trips to the line to surge past the Rams in the second half. The Musketeers (15-10, 8-4 Atlantic 10) finished 17-for-24 from the line, and generally had their way in the paint for both halves. Six-foot-eight senior forward Travis Taylor …
The Rams will try to give the Musketeers a loss, while gaining funds for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation.
The University of Rhode Island men’s basketball team will attempt to win a third game in a row for the first time this year, as they host the Xavier Musketeers at 7 p.m. tonight in the seventh annual Pink Out game. For the game, fans are being encouraged to wear pink, and t-shirts are sold at the door for $10. Proceeds benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation. URI (8-16, 3-8 Atlantic 10) still has a chance at the Atlantic 10 tournament in Brooklyn. The Rams are a game behind No. 12 Dayton and No. 13 St. Bonaventure for the final spot in the tournament, as the top 12 teams qualify. URI has back-to-back wins, against Dayton and Duquesne, and this is only the second opportunity this year for a three-game streak for the Rams. While …