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Chariho's Zach Wallander dribbles across half court. | (Christine Corrigan /The Westerly Sun)
Chariho's Cam Richard drives past Rogers' Kareene Cooper. | (Christine Corrigan /The Westerly Sun) Chariho's Adam Bemis shoots over Rogers' Robert Harold. Bemis scored nine points. | (Christine Corrigan /The Westerly Sun) Chariho's Bryan Thweatt passes the ball past Rogers'  Asi Mellekas. | (Christine Corrigan /The Westerly Sun) Chariho,#24, Zach Wallander shoots. Rogers player, #3, is Quaraan Bostic.Chariho High vs Rogers High at CHS(Christine Corrigan /The Westerly Sun) CHs player,#11, Nate Morin passes the ball around Rogers player,#4,Asi Mellekas. Chariho High vs Rogers High at CHS(Christine Corrigan /The Westerly Sun)  Chariho High Basketball Coach Corey Downey at Chariho High vs Rogers High at CHS(Christine Corrigan /The Westerly Sun)

Chargers end losing streak


WOOD RIVER JCT. — Robbie Toth scored 23 points and had 16 rebounds to lead Chariho to a 63-46 Division II crossover win against Rogers on Friday.

It was the first league win of the year for the Chargers and broke a 13-game losing streak.

Chariho (3-12, 1-11 Division II) led Rogers (4-12, 4-8) 32-20 at the half. The Chargers’ last win was on Dec. 18.

“To be honest I think these guys deserved it for how hard they’ve been working throughout the course of the season. Even though the wins haven’t been there, they’ve been focused in practice,” Chariho coach Corey Downey said.

Toth made eight field goals and went 7-of-9 from the line. The senior has scored in double figures in five straight games and has double-doubles in three of the last four. He’s averaging 12.8 points per game and 11.2 rebounds.

“It seems like every game I’m saying Robbie Toth played his most complete game, but he did again tonight. It’s nice to see that from a senior,” Downey said.

Toth was the only Charger in double figures, but several players filled the state sheet.

Senior center Adam Beemis scored nine points and had seven rebounds.

Shane Stewart grabbed 10 boards and contributed eight points. The junior hit a couple of 3-point shots.

Bryan Thweatt handed out five assists and scored four points. Jake Beauregard scored six points, had three rebounds, four assists and a couple of steals.

“It was a complete team victory. We had plenty of assists and had 25 offensive rebounds in a very physical game,” Downey said.

Chariho hosts Narragansett on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Westerly......................... 61

Tiverton......................... 55

WESTERLY — Anthony Garro scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Friday to lead the Bulldogs to their second straight Division II crossover win.

Westerly (6-10, 4-8 Division II) outscored Tiverton (5-12, 4-9) 28-22 in the first half and stayed in front of the Tigers throughout the second. The win came a night after beating Rogers on the road.

“Tiverton is pretty tough and scrappy and it was two teams playing for their playoff lives. We had a lot of guys who put up some good points and Garro was phenomenal, he had eight of his 14 in the second half and every time we needed a big basket he seemed to hit one in the paint,” Westerly coach Mike Gleason said.

Gleason said the Bulldogs maintained a lead of five to eight points for most of the second half, but Tiverton did cut it to 47-45 at one point. Westerly shot 18 of 22 (81.8 percent) from the foul line.

Garro was one of three Bulldogs to score in double figures. Scott Ligouri scored a team-high 15 points and Jacee Hamelin finished with 14.

Ligouri also contributed three rebounds and four assists while Hamelin had three boards and three assists. Tyren Gamble finished with eight points and five rebounds.

The Bulldogs host Portsmouth on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The top 10 teams in the Division II standings qualify for the postseason.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Stonington.................... 66

Plainfield....................... 58

STONINGTON — Stonington High’s Tatyana LaFrance Boyce put up career-high 31 points as the Bears topped Plainfield for an ECC-Medium victory Friday night.

LaFrance Boyce was 8 for 8 from the free throw line and also hit a 3-pointer. The sophomore is averaging 19.4 points per game. Her previous high was 25 points.

Margot Calmar contributed 11 points and 21 rebounds, while Tia LaFrance Boyce and Megan Sartor added 10 points each. Sartor had three 3-pointers.

Stonington, which trailed 35-32 at the half, outscored the Panthers 15-9 in the third quarter to take a 47-44 lead. The Bears (12-6, 5-4 ECC-Medium) never trailed in the fourth quarter.

The Panthers dropped to 9-8, 2-6 ECC-Medium with the loss.



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