The North Kingstown Recreation Department staged the inaugural Al Southwick Memorial Basketball Tournament this past weekend, with youth teams from around the state converging on local gyms. Boys champions were Ponaganset (4th grade), Portsmouth (5th), Smithfield (6th), Smithfield (7th), East Greenwich (8th) and South Kingstown (9/10th). Girls champions were Coventry (4th), Smithfield (5th), Cranston (6th), Cranston (7th) and South Kingstown (8-9th). Pictured, the North Kingstown seventh grade girls team. Standing in front of the mural honoring Al Southwick at North Kingstown High School are 50/50 raffle winner Mark Deandrea, his daughter Mia, program Director Kyle Bodington and coach Steve Brown.

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