Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
The storm that is scheduled to hit Rhode Island at 7 p.m. caused the RIIL to postpone all of tonight's hockey games.
Both area girls teams - Narragansett/NK/SK and Cranston/EG - had games scheduled, as the boys teams from Narragansett, North Kingstown, South Kingstown and West Warwick/EWG.
Here are the rescheduled dates as posted by the RIIL
Ponaganset vs. West Warwick at Mageria Ice Rink - Dec. 31, 12 p.m.
Tolman vs. Narragansett at Boss Arena - Dec. 31, 1 p.m.
Toll Gate vs. South Kingstown at Magiera Ice Rink, 1:30 p.m.
PCD co-op vs. North Kingstown at Boss Arena - TBD
WAKEFIELD â Prout senior Eric Rameika entered Friday nightâs game against Lincoln just nine points away from 1,000 for his career and afterward admitted he was a little nervous coming in.
â[I felt] a lot of pressure,â Rameika said. âEveryone I talked to in school was like ânine more, nine moreâ and, I mean, I tried to not think about it but itâs almost impossible. I was eager to get it done and over with.â
The way the first four minutes of the game played out it did little to alleviate his worries either.
KINGSTON â You do not play good basketball in every game during a season. Itâs a statistical improbability. The best teams in the country, even those in the past that have gone undefeated, donât do it. The game is a grind, almost as if by design, and while no one is happy with poor play, you deal with it because you have no other choice.
WEST WARWICK â The programâs reputation has been built on its offensive prowess.
Thursday night the West Warwick girls basketball team showed it can play a little on the other side of the court as well.
After falling down early, coach Mike Francois unleashed a press on East Greenwich that threw its offense out of sorts as the Wizardsâ defense frustrated the Avengers all night, which saved the game because the offense struggled to make anything from anywhere in a 45-38 win in their Division II opener.
By ERIC RUEB
KINGSTON â With Mike Powell on his right and Nikola Malesevic on his left, University of Rhode Island basketball coach Dan Hurley laughed when he talked about the film session the Rams had following their loss to Providence College on Dec. 6.
The players did too. It was an almost uncomfortable laughter; while the trio didnât get into the specifics of what was said, it was easy to tell the message behind what was said.
And much like the Ramsâ play that night, it wasnât good.
KINGSTON â Want and desire dripped from the words exiting Dan Hurleyâs mouth as he spoke about his teamâs loss Wednesday night. He has already expressed his feelings on moral victories. Youâre not playing for them. You play, as former New York Jets head coach Herm Edwards famously said in a press conference one decade ago, to win the game.
The East Greenwich football team advanced to Sunday's Division III Super Bowl with a 25-13 win in the D-III semifinals over Moses Brown while Narragansett lost in the other D-III semi to Middletown, 35-14.
Andrew Miner threw three touchdown passes in the win, two in the second quarter that put the Avengers up 19-7 at the break. His third came in the fourth on a 12-completion to Alex Cleary, who had two touchdowns in the game.
Four games into the season and the University of Rhode Island menâs basketball team still doesnât have a win.
If this happened last season, people would be jumping off the roofs of the dorms on the Kingston campus and demanding the head of their coach.
This is a new era. And when Dan Hurley is calm, everyone should be calm too, even if the season hasnât gotten off to an ideal start with losses to a strong Norfolk State team, an ACC team in Virginia Tech, the No. 4 team in the country with Ohio State and Sundayâs lost to Hurleyâs alma mater, Seton Hall.
The Dan Hurley Era didnât get off to the best start.
Prior to the Nov. 9 game against Norfolk State at the Ryan Center, the University of Rhode Island menâs basketball teamâs first-year head coach either didnât know or couldnât remember the passcode to open the door to the locker room. He stood at the door and looked for help before wandering up and down the halls before he finally found someone who could open the door moments before he gave his first official pregame speech.
The RIIL has postponed Tuesday's football semifinal games, pushing them to Wednesday night thanks to the snowy and wet weather.
In Division II, West Warwick was scheduled to travel north to play Cumberland at 6 p.m.; they will now play Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Cumberland Tucker Field.
East Greenwich, the No. 2 seed in Division III, had its home game with Moses Brown moved to Wednesday at 6 p.m. Narrgansett, the No. 4 seed, plays No. 1 seed Middletown Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Gaudet Middle School.