PAWTUCKET — Shea broke to a 16-point halftime lead and went on to defeat Chariho High, 71-48, in a preliminary-round game of the Division II boys basketball tournament on Friday.
Levi King had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Chargers, who finished their season with an 11-13 record.
Ericson Bans, a 2,000-point career scorer who averages close to 30 per game, had 25 for the Raiders (16-7). Shea advanced to a quarterfinal-round meeting with Westerly on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Federico Gym.
The Raiders led 33-17 at halftime.
"We did a good job on Bans. He only had six points in the first half and a lot of his points came late," Chariho coach Corey Downey said. "So I was proud of that. We just didn't score tonight. We shot 28 percent from the field and missed some easy baskets.
"Our offensive basketball just wasn't there."
Freshman Tyler Belle had 11 points and four assists for the Chargers. Nate Dauray added eight points and five rebounds.
"I'm really proud of our seniors," Downey said, alluding to King, Dauray, Nathaniel Felicetti, John Pellegrino and Reilly Jarrett. "I'm really proud of their accomplishments. They made four playoffs in a row, and not many at Chariho can say that."
— Ken Sorensen