Mt. Hope beats West Warwick, heads to quarterfinals


WARWICK—The Mt. Hope High School Basketball team came from behind to beat West Warwick, 74-62, in the first round of the sixteen team State Tournament at CCRI on Wednesday night. Huskies junior forward Alexander Francis lead all scoring with 24 points. Senior guard Matt Scott netted 19 points and senior guard Kyle Valenzuela added 11. The Huskies will play in the quarterfinals on Sunday at Brown University.


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