HS Season Wrap-Up: RIIL
With the high school season now behind us, this is the second installment in a six-part series that looks back on the season that was in New England’s six respective state associations.
Yesterday, we profiled the CIAC, recognizing their five state champions as well as the individual players who were selected for the all-state team.
Today, we turn our attention to the Rhode Island Interscholastic League where North Kingstown captured the first state championship in school history with a 77-57 finals win over Woonsocket.
Clay Brochue took MVP honors with 36 points while senior Dylan Poirier added a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Two weeks earlier, North Kingston won the RIIL Division I championship by knocking off Bishop Hendricken 64-60 in the finals behind a team high 20 points for Ben Masse.
East Greenwich won the division II championship when Pat Shea made a 35-foot buzzer beater to give EG, who was the 10 seed, a 57-54 win over Narragansett. Shea and Jack McMullen both finished that game with 14 points each.
Mt. Hope pulled an upset in the division III final over Toll Gate behind 26 points from Jalen Kopecky.
Shea junior guard Erickson Bans finished the season as the leading scorer in the state with an average of over 29 points per game but raised that average to 35.5 over his last four games according to the Providence Journal.
Following the conclusion of the post-season, the Rhode Island Basketball Coaches Association held their annual all-star games. Players selected are listed below:
Team Farley - Jordan Riendeau, Narragansett; Devin Russ, Middletown; David D’Andrea, Pilgrim; Sam Lewin, East Greenwich; Tyreek Jones, North Providence; Ben Harrison, Chariho; Dante Lopes, West Warwick; Jake Gelinas, Burrillville; Albert Watkins, Wheeler; Starlyn Mercado, Central Falls; Kavi Simpson, Toll Gate; Brett Bessette, Lincoln; Cam Santerre, Mt. Hope; Will Brigham, Tiverton
Team Federico - Colin Cameron, Narragansett; Rasheed Lozada, Middletown; Ben Silvia, Barrington; Pat Shea, East Greenwich; Luke Fusaro, Chariho; Aidan Lynn, West Warwick; Berekat Janat, Westerly; Isaiah Rivera-Lopez, Tolman; Isaiah Silva, Shea; Brandon Scott, Toll Gate; Steve Goulet, North Smithfield; Steven DelSesto, Ponaganset; David Hannah, Exeter-West Greenwich; Ben Klein, Moses Brown
Team Hassett - Bobby Fiorito, Hendricken; Dion Hazard, East Providence; Aireus Raspberry, Cranston East; Andrew Khvang, Cranston East; Dwayne Robinson-O’Hagan, Woonsocket; Chaynce Trottman, Mount Pleasant; Troy Osterhout, Coventry; Lucas Garcia, Coventry; Ben Masse, North Kingstown; Elijiah Perry, La Salle; Fabricio Mitogo, Juanita Sanchez; Carson Hart, Tiverton; Dylan LaBelle, Chariho; Jackson Zancan, Cumberland; Lawrence Shepard, South Kingstown
Team Lynch - Andre De Los Santos, Hendricken; Avion Bloe, St. Raphael; Sean Duke, Classical; Cameron Munroe, South Kingstown; Denzel Lyles, Woonsocket; Aaron Gomes, Mount Pleasant; Reece Bullock, Coventry; Nelvin Blanco, Cranston East; Dylan Poirier, North Kingstown; Lenin Tavarez, La Salle; Chris Lugo, Juanita Sanchez; Kyle Haberle, Smithfield; D.J. Smith, Wheeler; Jack Skrzypiec, Portsmouth; Justin Carvalho, Tolman