Rhode Island Top 10
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This is one of the strangest Rhode Island Top 10s to put together. Call it a top 10 with a major asterisk. And that asterisk is the fact that only one out of the three state championship series were decided this winter.
Divisions 1 and 2 will have no champion. Due to growing concerns over the potential spread of the coronavirus, the Rhode Island Interscholastic League canceled the Division 1 and Division 2 championship series set to finish up this past weekend.
Division 3 got in its state-title series before that decision. And West Warwick-Exeter/WG beat Pilgrim two games to one to win that championship series.
But the top two divisions will have a big question mark in front of them now that all is said and done.
And we’re going with LaSalle at #1. The team lost only one game this year and was set to battle Mount St. Charles, which finishes #2 for us, in an epic state-final series. But that will never materialize.
Bishop Hendricken gets the nod at #3. They got handled pretty good by the Mounties in the Division 1 semifinals, but they were pretty competitive in the state’s best division.
South Kingstown and East Greenwich would have been the matchup for the Division 2 state title. That’s enough to warrant a spot at #4 and #5, respectively.
Burrillville finishes up the season at #6. The team met its demise in the semifinals against LaSalle.
Lincoln also had a semifinal appearance, playing competitive against South Kingstown before losing, two games to one, in the best-of-three.
Cranston West knocked off the #1 seed in Division 2, Cumberland. That alone is worth a top 10 finish for sure, even if West struggled in the regular season.
And a hearty congrats to West Warwick-Exeter/West Greenwich, which beat Pilgrim in the finals of Division 3 after losing to them twice in the last two years in the same spot.