Tiverton tops East Providence in girls’ hoops

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Photos by Rich Dionne Townies guard Angela Leonardo (middle)  is stripped of the ball by tiverton guard Avery Pacheco (left).

Photos by Rich Dionne
Townies guard Angela Leonardo (middle) is stripped of the ball by Tiverton guard Avery Pacheco (left).

 EAST PROVIDENCE — The Tiverton and host East Providence High School girls’ basketball teams wrapped up their respective Division II-East regular season schedules Thursday night, March 6, the visiting Tigers earning a 56-40 victory over the Townies.

Sam Sando led three Tiverton players in double figures, scoring a game-best 17 points. Avery Pacheco and Sarah Barboza chipped in 12 and 10 points for the Tigers, who raced to a commanding 38-15 lead by halftime.

Angela Leonardo was the lone East Providence player to reach double digits, netting a team-high 15 points. Julia Andrade added six.

The win gave the Tigers an even 8-8 record in league play. Tiverton is assured of a spot in next week’s Division II championship tournament. For the Townies, the loss dropped East Providence to 5-11. Despite the setback, the Townies remain in contention for one of the last of the 16 berths into the playoffs.

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