Saturday, January 14, 2012
Middletown came on strong in the second half, outscoring East Greenwich 38 to 26.
The East Greenwich Avengers lost to the Middletown Islanders 46-59 at home Friday night after trailing by only a point at halftime. Islander Toryn Smith-Neves had 21 points on the night while Avenger Brandon Eckles came in with 15 points. Middletown simply outplayed East Greenwich in the second half. But the Avengers were not without a couple of bright spots. EG sophomore Ben Chester had two 3-pointers, one especially exciting one in the second half. And senior captain Scott Cullinane who had seven points, including a 3-pointer that put that briefly gave the Avengers the lead. East Greenwich did not take full advantage to its opportunities at the line. “We attempted 23 free-throws and we made a grand total of 12,” said EG coach Craig …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
After a foul-heavy first half, the Avengers focused on scoring in the second.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Down by six points at the half, the Avengers Boys Basketball team came back to beat the Quakers 62-52 Friday night. Brandon Eckles, a sophomore standout, was the night’s high scorer, with 18 points for EG. Possibly too pumped up by the large, cheering crowd that turned out for the third annual White Out game, the Avengers ran into foul trouble early, receiving more than a dozen fouls to the Quakers’ three in the first half, which ended with EG down 32-26 at the half. In the second half, the Avengers came back. Junior David Hopkins made three 3-pointers in a row, the last one tying the score. That was all EG needed. From there, they were able to pile on the points and widen their lead. Sophomore Ben Chester went 5 for 5 at the free throw …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Narragansett downs EG 71-42.
NARRAGANSETT – On Wednesday night, the Narragansett High School boys basketball team shot a paltry 42.9 percent from the free throw line. Unfortunately for the Division III East Greenwich Avengers, that was the only deficient part of the Mariners’ game. Led by drives to the rim from seniors Pat Doyle and Pat Degnan, and a strong low post effort from Jeff Pistacchio, Narragansett easily took care of the Avengers 71-42. Doyle finished with 16, and while Degnan only had five points, his drives opened up the lane for Pistacchio to work. The junior finished with 14 points. Narragansett (3-2, 1-2 Division II-South) head coach David Gee subbed liberally in the second half, but his bench had little trouble with East Greenwich. Zachary McKanna, …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
EG Patch recounts the best sports stories of the year.
Looking back over the past year, there were several championship seasons in 2011 and several near misses too. Last spring yielded three state champion teams at East Greenwich High School. Then, this fall, EGHS saw state championships slip from their grasp three different times. For all the field teams, Carcieri Field is really home now, a year and a half after its delayed opening. Over the summer, town Public Works employees built the snack bar for the field, fulfulling a long-held dream for members of both the Booster Club and the Fields Committee. One sports story that didn’t make our top five this year but deserves a mention is the addition of lights at Cragan Field last May. Through its citrus drive, the EG Rotary Club continues to …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The Falcons pulled away in the second half to win, 50-37.
CRANSTON – In an Injury Fund matchup between two teams that have a slew of inexperienced varsity players, Cranston High School West defeated East Greenwich High Friday night, 50-37. The Falcons took control of the game early, jumping out to a 12-4 lead. But the Avengers’ scored eight straight points to tie it up at 12-12. Brandon Eckles had two baskets and two free throws during the stretch. Nolan Cooney also scored a basket. EG took the lead, 19-17, when Ryan Gavin knocked down a 12-foot jump shot with 1:25 remaining. Just prior to the half, Tevin Goins grabbed an offensive rebound for the Falcons off of a missed free throw attempt. Goins quickly fed the ball to Konnor Gershkoff underneath the basket who laid it in. The Avengers …