2018-01-25 / Front Page

Hardwood Rivalry

Local high school boys played for island basketball bragging rights on Monday, Jan. 22 when Rogers hosted Middletown in a Division II contest. The Islanders fended off a gritty Vikings squad, 57-52, to raise their D-II record to 8-2. With the loss, the Vikings D-II record dropped to 3-7. Middletown’s Rasheed Lozado scored a team-high 19 points, while Tyrese O’Loughlin (pictured above elevating for a first half layup) chipped in with 16. Tyler Reddick and Isaiah Branch fueled the Rogers offense with 19 and 13 points, respectively. Catch the Vikings versus North Providence on Friday, Jan. 26, and against Barrington on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Both games are at home at 7 p.m.. The Islanders will host Juanita Sanchez on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m., before visiting Moses Brown on Monday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m.. (Photos by Meri Keller)

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