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Junior Haley Alves struggles for rebounding position following a free throw. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth girls advance in D-I playoffs

Portsmouth girls advance in D-I playoffs

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity basketball team kept its Division-I playoff hopes alive with a convincing 54-44 victory over Westerly at home Saturday afternoon. Westerly was 2-16 coming into the D-I preliminary round matchup against the 7-11 Patriots. Portsmouth led by only 2 points at halftime, 23-21, but outscored the Bulldogs in the

Portsmouth's Briana Turcotte sets up for a free throw en route to a close 53-50 victory over Cranston West.

Lady Patriots hold on to beat Falcons 53-50

PORTSMOUTH — In a battle for preliminary playoff position, the Division I Portsmouth Patriots hosted Cranston West Friday in a head-to-head matchup. In the final seconds, the Falcons came within three points of tying the Patriots who were saved by the clock to secure a 53-50 win. “They hung in. We should be ranked six now,”