La Salle Academy vs. Barrington Live RIIL Boys Basketball Championship Winter 23-24 – Rhode Island State Tournament (3/16/2024)

The spotlight shines brightly at URI’s Ryan Center in Providence, RI as the stage is set for a rematch in the 2023-24 RIIL Boys Basketball Championship. On Saturday, March 16th, 4:00 pm ET, the Barrington Eagles (22-2) will have a chance to avenge their recent loss against the La Salle Academy Rams (19-7) in a battle for the Rhode Island State Tournament championship title.

What it is: Rhode Island high school basketball
Matchup: La Salle Academy Rams vs. Barrington Eagles
When: Saturday, March 16, 6pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Beckett: RIIL Boys Basketball Championship Winter 23-24 – Rhode Island State Tournament
Game details: Ryan Center, at URI
Location: Barrington, RI
Live Stream: Watch here

Barrington Eagles: Soaring for Redemption on Home Turf (Sort of)

The Barrington Eagles enter the championship game with a strong record of 22-2. They dominate their league (17-1) and have a near-perfect record on home court (10-1). While not technically a true home game (being held at the Ryan Center in Providence), Barrington will benefit from a familiar atmosphere and a passionate local fanbase. Their only losses have come against strong opposition, including a recent loss to La Salle Academy. A win over the Rams would be the storybook ending to their season, setting the score and claiming the coveted state championship title.

La Salle Academy Rams: Battle-tested and hungry for an upset on a neutral court

The La Salle Academy Rams enter the championship game with a 19-7 record, a stark contrast to their opponents. However, their resilience throughout the season should not be underestimated. They finished third in their tough league (15-3) and had a winning record both on home court (9-1) and away court (8-3). Their ability to adapt to different environments including neutral courts (2-3) will be important in this rematch. A win over the highly seeded Barrington Eagles would cement their status as giant slayers and claim an unlikely championship title.

Statistical Breakdown: The Story of Momentum vs. Experience

Barrington holds the slight edge in overall record (22-2 vs. 19-7) but is slightly ahead in points per game (data unavailable). However, La Salle Academy countered with close game experience, playing more games on neutral courts throughout the season. This matchup presents a fascinating contrast: Barrington’s dominant regular season record and home court advantage (sort of) versus La Salle Academy’s experience in close games and ability to perform on neutral courts.

Prediction: Can La Salle Academy repeat or will Barrington take flight?

Barrington appears to be the favorite on paper with their strong overall record and near-perfect home court record (again, considering location). However, La Salle Academy’s recent win over Barrington and their experience in close games add intrigue. It promises to be a thrilling championship rematch on a neutral court, with the winner etching their name into Rhode Island high school basketball history.

broadcast details

The game will be held at The Ryan Center, URI, Providence, RI. RIIL Boys Basketball Championship broadcast details are usually available on the RIIL website or local sports channels. Fans can also explore online streaming options.

A night of Rhode Island high school basketball at its best

This championship rematch between the La Salle Academy Rams and Barrington Eagles promises to be an unforgettable night of Rhode Island high school basketball. The Eagles will aim to avenge their recent loss and claim the title on familiar ground, while the Rams will fight for repeat victories and cement their status as underdog champions. Regardless of the outcome, this game is a testament to the hard work and dedication of these student athletes.

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