Friday, March 6, 2009

Classical High School Favorites In RI Division II Basketball Quarterfinals

Classical, my old high school, is the favorite to win their Quarterfinal matchup with West Warwack... eh I mean West Warwick, yay-yay! Via, HighSchoolGameTime:

The preliminaries of the 2009 Credit Union Boys Basketball Tournament settled, the best teams in Rhode Island will battle each other at CCRI in Warwick for the next six days to earn a trip to the Ryan Center at URI and a chance to play for state championships on March 14.

Here’s a look at the quarterfinalists.

Division II

Classical and Narragansett set out for what could be a showdown between once-beaten teams for the Division II title.

West Warwick (11-8) vs. Classical (17-1)

They meet for the first time since their DII championship game last March. The Wizards earned this QF date by beating Tolman by five in the preliminary. Ashton Watkins, the 2008 player of the year, is having another strong season (17.3) for the Purple. Lavon Waite (14.7), Michael Palumbo (14.4) and Jordan Jones (9.7) are the other scorers. Richard Lizotte (15.2) and Reuben Paygai (10.7) lead WW.

Advantage: Classical

Westerly (11-8) vs. Narragansett (17-1)

The Mariners won three close games at the end of the season, one of them a 68-67 squeaker over Westerly. Their only loss was to Coventry. Jay Jeannottee (22.3) is their leader. Joe Sciro (11.7) leads the Bulldogs’ balanced attack.

Advantage: Narragansett

Coventry (12-7) vs. Shea (15-3)

Coventry lost three of its last four in the regular season but blew out Pilgrim in the prelim. Sean Finnegan (7.5) scored 32 in that one. Trevor DiMicco (15.1 in the top scorer. Shea chased Classical all season behind Malcum Moniz (20.8) and Kelvin Walker (15.5).

Advantage: Shea

Scituate (15-4) vs. Portsmouth (13-5)

Scituate is on a nine-game winning streak. Zach Caron (17.1) is the leading scorer. Portsmouth snapped a three-game losing streak at the end of January and won six of its last seven. Andrew Chrabascz (17.8) leads the Patriots.

Advantage: Scituate

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