May 31, 2020

Townies RJ Pina First Team All-State Basketball

Pina high scorer for East Providence

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East Providence High School standout senior Richard Pina was selected as a first team All-State selection in boys basketball by the Rhode Island Coaches Association.

Pina was the leading scorer for the Townies this season. East Providence made it to the Elite Eight bracket of the state championship tournament and was poised to make a serious run for the championship. Of course, the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the tournament play as all school sports was canceled until further notice.

As of this writing, Spring sports is still a question mark as teams are hoping to salvage some play in May and June. Prospects are not looking very good at this time.

"Yes, it's a great day for East Providence athletics and basketball," said Head Coach Joe Andrade upon receiving the news about his star player.

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