Barrington defeats Cumberland, Portsmouth and Cranston East

Four BHS players finish in double-figures in win over Clippers

Posted 2/7/24

Barrington went on the road, jumped out to leads of 20-8 after the first quarter and 33-21 at halftime, before coming away with a 59-42 victory over a talented Cumberland team.    

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Barrington defeats Cumberland, Portsmouth and Cranston East

Four BHS players finish in double-figures in win over Clippers

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Barrington went on the road, jumped out to leads of 20-8 after the first quarter and 33-21 at halftime, before coming away with a 59-42 victory over a talented Cumberland team.   

“It was one of the best and most complete performances the Eagles have had this year,” said Coach Mike Raffa.  

The visitors had balanced scoring with four players reaching double figures led by Matt Raffa's 18. Evan Anderson scored eight of his 14 points in the opening eight minutes. Owen Pfeffer was able to get everyone involved, scored 12 points and knocked down two three-pointers. Nick Scandura finished with 11 points and joined the 1,000 points club after making a free thow in the third quarter. Colin McDermott played quality minutes and added four points. 

The Eagles improved to 17-1 overall and 13-1 in league play, good for second place and one game behind Classical. Cumberland remains in fifth place with a 9-5 Division I record. 

The Eagles finish their regular season home schedule later this week. On Wednesday they will be honoring the teachers with teachers appreciation night before hosting Smithfield at 7 p.m. And on Friday Barrington will celebrate the senior class before taking on Mount Pleasant at 7:30 p.m. 

Eagles survive a scare

The Barrington High School boys basketball team used an 11-to-1 run during the final 2:30 to knock off Portsmouth, 66-59, on Thursday, Feb. 1.

The Eagles broke away to a quick 7-0 lead and went up 17-10, before the Patriots finished the quarter on an 8-2 run. Portsmouth knocked down a number of outside shot and built a 36-28 halftime advantage. The Patriots led by a 43-31 score with 4:45 remaining in the third quarter, before the Eagles began their comeback.   

“The boys did a tremendous job of digging in on defense and remained focused on getting a stop and a score,” said BHS Coach Raffa.

Barrington went on a 12-0 run and tied the game at 43-43. When Raffa’s 18-foot jumper went in at the end of the third quarter, Barrington had regained the lead 47-46. 

Portsmouth scored the first seven points of the last period to lead 53-47 with 5:30 remaining.  

“That's when Nick Scandura took over,” Raffa said. 

Scandura tied his career high of 31 points — 20 came in the second half and 13 over the final eight minutes. Scandura helped the Eagles even the score at 55-55 with 2:30 remaining. After a Portsmouth three-pointer,  Scandura scored and was fouled and made the free throw to tie the game at 58-58 with 1:58 left.  

A minute later the senior hit a layup to give Barrington the lead for good. After a defensive stop, the Eagles went back to Scandura who was fouled and knocked down two free throws with 32.2 seconds left. Raffa made four free throws late and the Eagles came away with a hard fought road win.  

Barrington finished the game on a 36-18 run, including 11-1 over the final 2:30.

“Evan Anderson was phenomenal tonight with 9 points and 14 rebounds,” Raffa said. “He controlled the glass on both ends.” 

Raffa finished with 18 points while Quinn Murphy played solid defense and added five points. McDermott scored 3, and Pfeffer had 10 assists.

Barrington dominates Cranston East

The Barrington High School boys basketball team outscored Cranston East 25-10 in the first quarter, 25-6 in the second, and rolled to an 89-45 victory on Wednesday night, Jan. 31. 

The Eagles showed no let-down following their win over Hendricken on Friday night. The team shared the ball and played unselfishly against Cranston East — Barrington recorded 19 first half assists and 27 for the game.

Murphy and Anderson got the home team started as Murphy knocked down two three-pointers and Anderson was able to get to the rim for three quick baskets in the early minutes of the game.  

Scandura led Barrington players with 24 points. Raffa scored his 14 points in the first half. Caleb Satisfield was dynamic and added 12 points, while Ryan Rigamonti poured in 10. Murphy and Anderson finished with six points each. McDermott and Matt Leonard both added five points. Alex Anderson drilled a three-pointer, Pfeffer added two points and nine assists, and Jake Ignall rounded out the scoring with two.

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