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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 02-07-2019

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18 SPORTS & RECREATION FEBRUARY 7-13, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET BREEZE PHOTO BY ERIC BENEVIDES Woonsocket's ANTHONY DIAZ, right, has his sights set on taking down Johnston's CARLOS MONTEIRO during their 106-pound match last week. The lone freshman in the Novans' start- ing lineup, Diaz pinned Monteiro in the opening round to help the undefeated Novans roll to a 66-15 victory. did they place second out of 21 teams with 169 points, just nine fewer than tournament champion Hope, but they also had nine wrestlers place among the top five in their weight classes. Dutcher, who became the first WHS wrestler to need only three seasons to reach 100 victories, doing so in a quad-meet on Jan. 26 in Carver, Mass., reached the finals of a tournament for the fifth time this season and ended up winning the 126-pound title, and Castillo also captured the 132-pound crown. Murphy and Lambert took second places, junior Kobi Alvarez (182), Depault, Costanza, and Dumont placed third, and Anthony Diaz took fifth place. With their tournament schedule in the books, the Novans will focus on their final seven dual meets and their bid for a regular-season title. On Tuesday, they bused to Providence to face Classical and East Greenwich, and on Thursday at 6 p.m., they will be back in the state's capitol to tangle with Central, Central Falls, and the Tolman/Shea co-op team. "We still have to wrestle Tolman and they're going to be tough," said Morrow. "I think they only have one loss right now. And West Warwick will be tough on our Senior Night (on Feb. 14), so we'll see what happens." The RIIL Championships are Feb. 22 and 23 at the Providence Career & Technical Academy. WRESTLING From Page 16 BREEZE PHOTO BY KAYLA PANU Nipmuc's ANDREW GRISWOLD, left, can't stop Blackstone-Millville's NICK DONAHUE from racing down the court with the ball during last week's Dual Valley Conference contest. Donahue scored nine points to help the Chargers roll to a 63-43 victory. team and this season's captains, and Ryan also highlighted a couple of players who played on varsity last season and are back in juniors Jared Ducharme and Noah Laren. Lubinsky has established him- self as one of the top players in the DVC, and the 6-foot-9 center backed that up in last week's win. He was a menace under the basket, scoring a game-high 30 points, nine in the fourth quarter, and adding 15 rebounds and five blocked shots. "Kyle always leads the way for us," Ryan said. "Kyle is 6-foot- 9 and we try and punch it into him as much as possible. He gets double-teamed and that kind of stuff, but he's been our go-to guy, and he demonstrated that today. The first 15 points for BMR were scored by Donahue, who ended the game with nine points, Blais, and Lubinsky. Chico fin- ished the night with 12 points and junior Wesley Truscotte had seven. "We've been trying to lean on the other seniors," Ryan added. "Chris Chico has been pretty steady as well." In Monday night's victory over David Prouty, the Chargers played exceptional defense in the opening half, holding their opponent to just three points in the first quarter and five in the second in taking a 34-8 halftime advantage. Donahue scored 16 points, Lubinsky added 10, and Ducharme had eight for BMR. As far as his team's bid to return to the playoffs, "it's a work in progress," Ryan said. "We're still trying to get there. We're not mathematically elimi- nated. We want to try to see if we can push and make a jump into the postseason. That's going to be hard to do, but little by little, if we can get there, that will be great." The Chargers, who played Douglas on Wednesday night, will host Whitinsville Christian on Friday at 6:30 p.m., before wrapping up their schedule on Wednesday, Feb. 13, with a non- league game at Northbridge. "We're trying to win the next game in front of us," Ryan added. "That's all you can try to do. We put ourselves in a little bit of a hole, and we've had some games that I think we should have maybe competed a little better. We can still qualify (for the playoffs); we just have to go game by game." BASKETBALL From Page 17 Check Our Website for Today's Low Heating Oil Price CLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY If you have homeowners insurance, it's particularly important that you understand what your policy does and does not cover. As a general matter, it may be useful to know that accidental and sudden losses are far more likely to be covered than those caused by deferred maintenance. That is to say, mold or mice damages are not likely to be covered in a typical homeowners policy. 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