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Ryan McVicker defends against a North Providence player. The Patriots' Chris Carpenzano is in the background.

Portsmouth boys show grit in double-OT loss

Portsmouth boys show grit in double-OT loss

PORTSMOUTH — You’ve never seen a happier coach after a loss. Joe Occhi was all smiles after his Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team fell to North Providence, 81-79, in a wild double-overtime thriller Friday night at home. While most coaches may have considered the loss heartbreaking, Mr. Occhi was elated by his team’s never-give-up

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