The Narragansett Mariner’s hopes to win the state tournament came to an end Thursday night against the Barrington Eagles with a 71-64 loss at North Kingstown.
The Mariners came into the State Tournament as the #4 seed, but ended up losing in the first round to the #13 Barrington. It was back and forth between the teams and after an attempted 3-pointer by Colby Corson, junior, to win, the game went into overtime.
“The pressure wasn’t really there considering we knew we had a great season regardless of what happened Sunday night,” Ethan Betts, sophomore, said.
The Eagles had a 2-point lead at the half, but with Jordan Riendeau’s 20 points in the game the Mariners outscored the Eagles in the second half tying the game to go into overtime. Corson added 14 points.
Ryan Bonneau, Barrington, scored a game high 21 points to help the Eagles to victory over the Mariners. William Rywolt, Barrington, also contributed with 17 points along with Brendan Contaty, Barrington, with 11 points.
“Most of us thought we would win that game but unfortunately it didn’t happen that way,” Betts, said.
Previously, The Mariners lost to East Greenwich in the Division II Championship. With 1.7 seconds on the clock Pat Shea, senior, threw up a deep 3-pointer and it hit the backboard and went in.