Rams Devour Hawks, 71-61

The Rhode Island Rams (11-5, 3-1 A10) made a huge comeback at Hawk Hill to defeat the St, Joseph’s Hawks (3-14, 0-5 A10), 71-61.

Things started rough for the Rams an hour before tip-off when it was announced that Forward, Jeff Dowtin would be suspended due to playing in a charity basketball game that was not sanctioned by the NCAA.

The first half wasn’t good from URI as the Hawks soared to a 35-29 halftime edge.

St. Joe’s would take a 10 point lead at 47-37 with 17 minutes to play.

Then, the Hawks were clipped and went scoreless for nearly six minutes and were helpless to stop the 42 points second half.

The outburst was highlighted by a 22-6 run to seal the deal.

Daren “Fats”’ Russell poured in 25 points which included his 1,000 points to lead the charge.

Cyril Langevine picked up a double-double with a 14 point 15 rebound performance.

Also adding to the party was Tyrese Martin and his 15 points.

For the Hawks, Ryan Daly drained 21 points.

By: Kevin Neibauer

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.



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